Pastoral Staff

Bishop Michael R. Cole
Bishop Michael R. Cole
VP COGIC World Missions
ND Jurisdictional Prelate
Pastor, Gospel Outreach Ministries COGIC
Reaching the world for Christ - Matthew 28:19

Bishop Cole has been wonderfully married to Missionary Herminia Cole for 38 years. They have two children, Missionary Bernice Morris and David Cole and 4 grandchildren. Missionary Bernice Morris is married to Minister Jeremy Morris and she has 4 beautiful children (two-identical twins who are currently at the West Point Academy).

Bishop Michael R. Cole's educational experience includes: Lake Region Jr. College, 2 years (focus - Social Psychology); Park College, 3 years (Focus - Business Administration/Human Resources); COGIC Ministerial Pastoral Training and the GOGIC College of Bishop's training.

Bishop Michael R. Cole, served in the USAF for 10 years, from 1976-1986. Bishop Michael R. Cole served as a pastor at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Forks, ND providing Chapel and Gospel Services, for 10 years.

Bishop Michael R. Cole was ordained Bishop of the Church of God in Christ for the state of North Dakota in 1990. Bishop Cole pastors a diverse congregation of various Ethnic backgrounds in Grand Forks, North Dakota where all are welcome and free to come and worship in Spirit and in Truth. This church serves the city, the Air Force Base, surrounding towns and also many of the 1st Nation Reservations in North Dakota.

Bishop Cole's service includes 39 years in ministry; 38 of these as the Pastor of Gospel Outreach, Church of God In Christ, his ministry has allowed him to travel to 6 out of 7 continents, preaching and teaching the Gospel to 48 countries throughout the world. He has been recently appointed as one of the vice presidents of the International Missions Department of the Church of God in Christ International. His heart is to reach souls for the kingdom of God. Truly his heart is a missionary to the nations of the world and he heard the directive of the Lord "GO into the world..." (Matt 28:19; Mk 16:16-18) Bishop Cole believes that the present day anointing of the Lord is Fresh Oil and Fresh Fire for a Generation waiting to fulfill the Great Commission of the Lord in this Dispensation.



Evangelist Herminia Cole
Evangelist Herminia Cole
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. - Proverbs 31:26

Evangelist Herminia (Aimee) Cole is the First Lady of Gospel Outreach Ministries Church of God in Christ; where her husband, Bishop Michael R. Cole, is the Pastor. First Lady Cole is a renowned and active leader within the ministry and serves as the President of the Women's Ministry, which has numerous auxiliaries. Evangelist Cole is a well-sought speaker in the area of Women's ministry. Many souls, women in particular, have been saved, healed and enlightened by her unique and insightful delivery of the word of God.

She is full of wisdom and God has truly gifted her to deal with the various issues that affect women. She is proudly married to a wonderful man of God and has two children and four grandchildren. First Lady Cole is saved, sanctified, and Holy Ghost filled. She loves the Lord with all her heart and lives by Biblical principles.

Administrative Staff

Supt. Derrick Jackson
Supt. Derrick Jackson
Executive Pastor  
Elder Kim Moen
Elder Kim Moen
Church Administrator  
Lorraine Lindquist
Lorraine Lindquist
Public Relations  
Joshua Jackson
Min. Joshua Jackson
Youth Pastor