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LT Edwin Y. Handley
Chaplain Corps, USN
Phone #: (760) 830-5865
Phone #: (360) 914-8447 


Lieutenant Edwin Y. Handley is from San Diego, CA. LT Handley received a Bachelor’s of Theology with an emphasis in Pastoral Studies from Cathedral Bible College, Escondido, CA. He went on to receive his Master of Divinity and Master of Religion with a concentration in Theology and Ethics from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. He continued his education by studying Biblical Languages at Bethel Seminary in San Diego, CA. In 2018 he received his diploma for JPME-1 from the Naval War College. He is an ordained minister and endorsed as a military chaplain with the Assemblies of God.


In 2001 Handley began serving in leadership at Neighborhood Church, Escondido, CA. In 2004 Handley appointed the teaching pastor at East Point Christian Center in Escondido, CA and became the lead pastor in 2012 and led the congregation until 2015. While serving as a pastor he as a General Engineering Contractor for Mountain Movers Engineering Contractors, Inc.


On March 31, 2015, Handley was commissioned as Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Navy Chaplain Corps. Following his commission, Chaplain Handley completed Officer Development School in Newport, RI and Professional Navy Chaplain Basic Leadership School (PNC-BLC) in Columbia, SC. Previously he served as the Command Chaplain for Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing-10 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, where he qualified as a Naval Aviation Observer. Currently he serves as the Battalion Chaplain for 2d Battalion, 7th Marines located in Twentynine Palms, CA.


LT Handley’s personal awards and decorations include: Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.