Pastoral Staff

Bishop Charles A. Cole

DEColeBishop Cole being taught the Apostolic Doctrine was carried to church at an early age by his Mother Evg. Cole.  They attended church beginning with Sunday school regardless of the weather condition or use of the car. He was baptized in Jesus name under Elder O. Carter, and under the leadership of Bishop O. Wright who was at his side when he received the Holy Ghost.He worked at Bethel serving as Usher, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Trustee, Assistant Chairman of the Trustee Board, Assistant and Chairman of the Youth Department, Minister’s Alliance Chairman, Sunday School Teacher and Bible Teacher when he was requested by Bishop Wright.  He taught and established the curriculum for Church History at Mid-West Bible College (Now Bishop D.R. Bell College).  Also he taught Church History at Excelsior Bible College.

Bishop Cole is a retired history teacher of the Chicago Public School System.  He has received numerous awards for his teaching skills such as The Suave Award for Outstanding Teacher, Who’s Who of American Teachers and highlighted on WGN for the teacher going above and beyond for his students.  He has been cited at the college level by incoming Freshmen as the teacher who has impacted their lives receiving a certificate of recognition for his influence. He has been married to his wife, Lady Cole for 38 years who he met in college.  They have five children, three sons, two daughters, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law and three grandchildren.  He has come up through the ranks under the leadership of Bishop Wright who went home to be with the Lord.  He was installed in the position of Pastor in 2002 and received his District Elder position in 2005.   His number one desire is to make HEAVEN and to get other to go with him.

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38

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Elder Oscar Edwards

Assistant Pastor

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:38

Eld Larry Thompson

Elder Larry Thompson

Assistant Pastor

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:2


Elder Derek Noble

Assistant Pastor

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
John 3:5

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Cellie Cole


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Eld Jared Evans

Jared Evans


Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Phillipians 4:6

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Eric Knowles Sr.

Minister Alliance Chairman 

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

Evg Sharon Knowles

Sharon Knowles


For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah 29:11

Evg Rosie Gallaspy

Rosie Gallaspy


Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17