About Taking the Word to the World
Founded in 1991 and incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit ministry in 1998, TTWTTW exists to
work in the present in order to produce fruit of eternal value to the glory of God. This ministry
seeks to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and equipping the Saints for spiritual growth and for
the work of ministry through the teaching of Biblical principles, theological doctrines and the
process of discipleship.
In addition, our objective and goal is to train, strengthen and help pastors and leaders (especially
those who have no formal theological education). We provide essential tools and resources to
effectively grow healthy local churches, and to help to influence their own communities, impact
their cities, and transform the world.
We have ministered in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Martinique, Ghana West Africa, Kenya and
several states within the United States.
About Our Founder and President
Rev. Edsel Duréus a native of Haiti, grew up in Brooklyn, New York.
After attending Moody Bible College with a Masters of Biblical
Studies, he obtained a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and
is currently a doctoral student there. He is the founding pastor of
Thanksgiving Tabernacle Bible Fellowship in Cedar Hill, Texas. A
wealth of his experiences were sharpened while on staff as an
intern at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, under the direction of Anthony T.
Evans, and as the Pastor of Outreach and Prayer at Cornerstone
Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, where William Dwight McKissic
is the Senior Pastor.
He is married to Beverly Caro Duréus. They have one son, Edsel
"E.J." Duréus, II, and reside in Cedar Hill, Texas.