In the year of 1997, Elder Cole responded seriously to the call of Ministry and Joined House of Rhema Ministerial staff under Pastor Denise Clark. Elder Cole received Certificate of Completion for Rhema School of Ministry and was licensed on October 3rd 1999. On May 19, 2002 Elder Cole was Ordained as Elder by Pastor Denise Clark.
Elder Cole joined Christian Family Faith Center under the leadership of Pastor Rev. Larry E. Sartin. Elder Cole completed the required Ministerial training at CFFC and was licensed by Pastor Sartin on June 27, 2004. Elder Cole was Ordained as Pastor by Pastor Rev. Larry E. Sartin on November 2009. Elder Cole is also a graduate of Biblical Studies from Liberty University.
The Calling Scripture: Ephesians 3: 7.Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. 8.Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.
On October 2008 Elder Cole started hosting a Live weekly Internet Radio broadcast on Blogtalkradio called, Word of Encouragement. That name was given to Elder Cole in a dream the year 2005.
On December 2009, in obedience to the Spirit of the Lord God, The dream was realized and WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT MINISTRIES was launched.
Foundational Scriptures: Joshua 1: 9 I command you -- be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
The Great Commission according to Matthew 28:16-20; 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted . 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying , All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo , I am with you alway , even unto the end of the world. Amen.
First inaugural service was held on January 10, 2010. Elder Cole now serves as Pastor of Word of Encouragement Ministries. Pastor Cole is now hosting WOEM Live weekly Bible Study VIA Conference Call. Producing Video Messages on YouTube.
FAMILY: Pastor Cole is the proud father of 5 children; two boys; Jerry Jr. and Brandon; three girls. (Shante - Husband Tim Burch), (Ora - Husband Richard Lee) and Breeana. Grand children: Aprie, Jamal, Kaitlyn, Octavia, Kyle, Gabriela, Kennedy, and Emily Grace. Brandon and Breanna are twins.
WORK: Pastor Cole’s passion is computer technology in which he has over 30 years of experience and education. Computer Industries Certification includes the following: Certified Novell Engineer (CNE4, CNE6) Certified Citrix Administrator (CCA) Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) ComT1A Network + ComT1A Security + VMWARE Certified Professional (VCP)