Leadership

Leadership

Gary Sprewell

President

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to preach the gospel…

Elder Gary Sprewell, a son of the church was raised at the House of Prayer COGIC in Los Angeles, California under the leadership of the late Dr. A.M. Poe Sr. Sprewell preached his first message at age six and was said to be among the youngest to be ordained in the Church of God in Christ.An extremely gifted minister with a passion for souls, his practical approach and precise prophetic ear causes him to be a regular guest for some of the largest and most well known ministries in the world. Crossing denominational lines, His global ministry has been received in 15 countries and on 4 continents. 

Sprewell is the proud recipient of several prestigious awards, citations and accommodations from both political and religious sectors. One of his greatest honors was receiving the Presiding Bishop’s Soul Winners Award and being named the number one National Evangelist in the entire COGIC denomination for six consecutive years (2015 – 2020).

Not just a Preacher but also an Entrepreneur, Elder Sprewell is the President and CEO of GOD SENT MUSIC GROUP, Cartoonrentals.com and GSM Publishing LLC. In 2008 he was asked to move to Grand Rapids, Michigan to work with Multi-Award winning Artist Marvin Sapp, “Mr. Never Would’ve Made It” Sprewell wrote his first book “The Upgrade” in 2016 and is completing his second book “Limitless” which promises to be a best seller as well. Sprewell’s innovative and creative mind has set him apart as a quintessential leader of his generation. He has served tirelessly on all levels of the Church of God In Christ. Nationally he serves as a founding board member of COGIC Music LLC (COGIC’s record label), Creator and director of Gifted as well as the founder and director of Project Emerge (an online mentorship program which now hosts programing on the word network).

In 2022, Sprewell was appointed as President of the International Department of Evangelism making him not only the youngest to ever serve but also the first full time evangelist to hold this position. Elder Sprewell has been blessed to share his ministry on both national radio and television programs (Word Network, BET, and DayStar to name a few). Also an anointed psalmist, he recently released his debut album entitled “Gary Sprewell Church’n With Friends featuring Karen Clark –Sheard, Marvin Sapp, Kierra Sheard, Chrystal Rucker and many others.

To God be the glory! For the Spirit of the Lord is upon him, for he has anointed him to preach the Gospel…

Dorinda Clark Cole 

Elect Lady

Armed with a remarkable legacy and powerful musical gift, Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole has built an iconic career in music and ministry. Having amassed three Grammy Awards and six Stellar Gospel Music Awards, she is walking into her fifth full-length solo album with renewed grace and faith-filled confidence, tested by enduring insurmountable odds – just “Living It”. 

As one of the daughters of renowned gospel legend (in her own right), the late Dr. Mattie Moss-Clark, as well as a sister to the legendary vocal ensemble The Clark Sisters, Dr. Cole has now skillfully mastered the delicate balance between music, life and ministry.

Her extensive anointing as an inspirational leader allows her to keep her hands full serving others across broad platforms as:

  • A world-renowned Evangelist
  • Gospel radio show host (the nationally syndicated Dorinda Clark-Cole Radio Show)
  • A television host (TCT Network’s The Dorinda Show and The Word Network’s The Gospel According to Dorinda)
  • A fashion designer (The Dorinda Clark-Cole Rose Collection now featured in Especially Yours fashion magazine)
  • A Fitness Enthusiast (Feet on Fire Fitness DVD)
  • Founder/CEO of the Singers, Musicians and Arts Conference (SMAC)
  • A starring cast member on Oxygen’s 2015 Preachers of Detroit

In addition to her international service:

  • She serves faithfully within the National Church of God in Christ
  • Her local assembly, Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Bishop J. Drew Sheard and Evangelist Dr. Karen Clark-Sheard as the Church Administrator
  • She is currently the Elect Lady of the International Department of Evangelism (I.D.O.E.).

She is:

  • Wife to Elder Gregory Cole, Sr. for over 35 years
  • Mother to Nikkia Cole-Beach and Gregory Jr,
  • Mother-in-law to Dion Beach, Sr.
  • Grandmother to Dion Jr, and Kashmir Shanel Beach
  • And a devout child of God.

There is no stopping this woman of God as she continues to move in Building the Kingdom for God.

Waverly Bumbrey

Vice President

He was born and raised in Washington, DC. He is the proud Pastor and Founder of Refuge Temple Cathedral of His Glory Church of God in Christ in Detroit, MI, a growing congregation of diverse people. He has a Bachelor of Religious Arts from Logos Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, a Master of Arts degree from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology; where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and a Doctor of Theology from the Kingdom University in Grand Rapids Michigan. Dr. Waverly B Bumbrey Sr serves as a District Superintendent, President of Jurisdictional Evangelism Department, AIM Chairman, an Executive Board member of Michigan SW First Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Marcus R. Ways Sr. Dr Bumbrey recent appointments is the Vice President of the International Department of Evangelism under the Leadership of Presiding Bishop J D Sheard. Pastor Bumbrey is an Actor, Author, Recording Artist, and Dean of the Floyd H Gayles Bible Institute in Detroit, MI. Pastor Bumbrey is married to Mrs. Patricia Ann Bumbrey. They are the devoted parents of Harvey King, Steve Perry, Waverly Bernard Bumbrey, II, and Joshua LeMar Bumbrey. In addition to his many hats of leadership, Pastor Bumbrey is an itinerant evangelist. Pastor Bumbrey believes if the people would strive they will achieve, and excel in everything they do in Christ.

Brian Nelson

Vice President

He was born and raised in Washington, DC. He is the proud Pastor and Founder of Refuge Temple Cathedral of His Glory Church of God in Christ in Detroit, MI, a growing congregation of diverse people. He has a Bachelor of Religious Arts from Logos Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, a Master of Arts degree from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology; where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and a Doctor of Theology from the Kingdom University in Grand Rapids Michigan. Dr. Waverly B Bumbrey Sr serves as a District Superintendent, President of Jurisdictional Evangelism Department, AIM Chairman, an Executive Board member of Michigan SW First Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Marcus R. Ways Sr. Dr Bumbrey recent appointments is the Vice President of the International Department of Evangelism under the Leadership of Presiding Bishop J D Sheard. Pastor Bumbrey is an Actor, Author, Recording Artist, and Dean of the Floyd H Gayles Bible Institute in Detroit, MI. Pastor Bumbrey is married to Mrs. Patricia Ann Bumbrey. They are the devoted parents of Harvey King, Steve Perry, Waverly Bernard Bumbrey, II, and Joshua LeMar Bumbrey. In addition to his many hats of leadership, Pastor Bumbrey is an itinerant evangelist. Pastor Bumbrey believes if the people would strive they will achieve, and excel in everything they do in Christ.

Aaron Robbins

Vice President

He was born and raised in Washington, DC. He is the proud Pastor and Founder of Refuge Temple Cathedral of His Glory Church of God in Christ in Detroit, MI, a growing congregation of diverse people. He has a Bachelor of Religious Arts from Logos Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, a Master of Arts degree from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology; where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and a Doctor of Theology from the Kingdom University in Grand Rapids Michigan. Dr. Waverly B Bumbrey Sr serves as a District Superintendent, President of Jurisdictional Evangelism Department, AIM Chairman, an Executive Board member of Michigan SW First Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Marcus R. Ways Sr. Dr Bumbrey recent appointments is the Vice President of the International Department of Evangelism under the Leadership of Presiding Bishop J D Sheard. Pastor Bumbrey is an Actor, Author, Recording Artist, and Dean of the Floyd H Gayles Bible Institute in Detroit, MI. Pastor Bumbrey is married to Mrs. Patricia Ann Bumbrey. They are the devoted parents of Harvey King, Steve Perry, Waverly Bernard Bumbrey, II, and Joshua LeMar Bumbrey. In addition to his many hats of leadership, Pastor Bumbrey is an itinerant evangelist. Pastor Bumbrey believes if the people would strive they will achieve, and excel in everything they do in Christ.

Diane North

Assistant Elect Lady

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Latara Tillmann

Assistant Elect Lady

Dr. Latara Tillman’s philosophy of Ministry is that she is a worshiper first and a preacher second. She was anointed from her mother’s womb to declare definitively the Prophetic Word of God. It has always been the motivation of Dr. Tillman to be productive in the Kingdom. God has used her mightily to change the lives of the saints and birth revival fire to the Body of Christ. She is a native of Sylvania, GA and the Founder and CEO of Latara Tillman Ministries (L.A.T Ministries). She is a sought-after national evangelist and conference itinerate presenter for a time such as this. Dr. Tillman has been appointed as the Jurisdictional Elect Lady of Evangelism for the Northern Georgia Second Jurisdiction Department of Evangelism Church of God In Christ. The continued favor of God has allowed her to be appointed to serve on the International Department of Evangelism of the Church of God in Christ and has been newly appointed as the International Assistant Elect Lady of the International Department of Evangelism of the Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of President, Gary Sprewell and Elect Lady Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole. Dr. Tillman also was appointed and serves as one of the International Evangelists for the Church of God In Christ, under the leadership of Bishop J Drew Sheard, Presiding Bishop and Mother Barbara McCoo Lewis, General Supervisor, National Women’s Department.

Derrick Hutchins II

Chief of Staff

Pastor Derrick Hutchins II, Founder and Pastor of Victorious Believers Ministries COGIC, Columbia, SC. Began preaching at the age of 14. Traveled extensively preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Over two decades of leadership in youth ministry within the COGIC International Youth Department. Currently, Director of Operations and Convention Affairs in the South Carolina Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop William A. Prioleau and COGIC International Department of Evangelism Chief of Staff. Proud father of two children, daughter, Jordan Elyse and son, Derrick III.

Vashon Saultor

Elder Vashon Saulter is a native of Jacksonville, FL. Elder Saulter accepted the Lord as his Savior at the age of sixteen. He was licensed as a minister in the year of 2001, under the leadership of the late Bishop C. D. Kinsey. Elder Saulter was ordained as an elder in 2008 under the late Bishop Chandler D. Owens, the former Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ and the former Presiding Prelate of Central Georgia Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. Elder Saulter attended Beulah Heights University where he pursued his BA degree in leadership administration. He is a member of Redeeming Word Church under the leadership of Supt. Raymond Randle. Elder Saulter serves as the Jurisdictional President of Evangelism of North Central Georgia Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. Elder Saulter has a strong prophetic ministry that edifies the local church. Elder Saulter has been sent for such a time as this. Elder Vashon Saulter is also employed with Bank of America as a Financial Center Manger/Assistant Vice President.

Johnson Beavens III

Johnson A. Beaven III is Pastor of Citadel of Faith COGIC in Indianapolis, IN. He serves as Executive Secretary for the COGIC International Department of Evangelism, and an Administrative Assistant in the Indiana North Central Jurisdiction. Pastor Beaven was a former Local Coordinator and instructor for the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Certificate in Theology Program, and a former adjunct faculty at Simmons College of Kentucky and the COGIC C. H. Mason Institute. He has been a religious columnist for The Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper since 2011. Pastor Beaven was an inaugural 2012 recipient of the Salute to Indy Gospel Legends People’s Choice Award. In 2014, he was honored for being one of COGIC’s 100 Influential Pastors, and in 2016 he was a recipient of the Award of Distinction from the COGIC International Department of Evangelism. He has been featured in several publications of Who’s Who In Black Indianapolis ®. Pastor Beaven is a graduate of Ball State University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and has studied at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He is married to Rita Mooney-Beaven.

Steven Law

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