Dwight was born in El Paso, Texas and is a direct descendent of renowned theologian and pastor, Jonathan Edwards. He has pastored for over thirty years in various capacities
He presently serves as the Senior Pastor of Waters Edge Community Church in Houston, Texas. A former professional tennis player, he has ministered throughout the United States and many places in the world over the last 35 years. He is also widely sought after as a motivational speaker. He is a graduate of The University of Mary Hardin Baylor and attended Dallas Theological Seminary. In addition, Dwight is a bestselling author. He is a Community Associate for McMurtry College at Rice University.