Dr. Dwayne Mercer is a native of Georgia. He and his wife, Pam, have three adult children and have served First Baptist Oviedo since 1993. Over the years the church has grown from 650 to 2,700 in worship attendance and over 4,000 new believers in Christ have been baptized. More than 1,500 have journeyed on short-term mission trips, and First Baptist Oviedo has partnered with more than 25 different missionaries. Over 100 people have been called into full-time Christian service.
Dr. Mercer has served as the President of the Florida Baptist Convention and is an active board member for a number of Southern Baptist agencies. He is the host and featured speaker on The Winning Edge television program. He has also published two books on prayer entitled, Getting God to Say Yes: 5 Keys to Answered Prayer and When God Says Yes.
In 2001, Dr. Mercer’s passion to spread the Word led him to begin a new television program – The Winning Edge. Its purpose is to “impact people through the passionate teaching of God’s Word.”