Local Missions

Doris Lebby
Missionary Doris Lebby
Missions President, Gospel Outreach Ministries COGIC
We are called to reach the world to advance the kingdom of Jesus Christ, therefore we start with our local community then onto the Nations. We come with a purpose, and that is to minister to God's people in love and to make disciples of men.

In obedience to God’s Great Commission and Bishop Michael R. Cole’s vision, Gospel Outreach Ministries is taking God’s love and reaching out to men, women and children in our city and beyond.

We come with a purpose, and that is to minister to God's people in love and to make disciples of men. Missionary Lebby

Love In Action

Our local congregation has discovered you don't have to go to other countries to do mission work. We show God's Love In Action by serving the children and adults in Grand Forks, ND. Efforts to reach our children included Back to School events, which we distributed school supplies. We serve our community by offering a monthly Community Fellowship the first Saturday of each month. The fellowship shows God’s love to people as we serve lunch, offer prayer, clothing, personal items, medical checkups and a food pantry.

We continue to increase the numbers we serve by reaching out to our city as well as targeted segments of our community; such as Veterans, Women Shelters, Substance Abuse Centers and Northland Rescue Mission. The community fellowship is growing and has shared God’s Love to over 1200 community members.


Street Outreach

Jerry Breyer

Gospel Outreach Ministries' street outreach team has left the four walls of the church by taking The Gospel to the streets to reach the unreached in the downtown bar district on Friday Nights. We pass out bibles to everyone we meet.

If you would like to join us, contact Bro. Jerry Breyer (Generous Jerry) at: (218) 791-9960
Bro. Jerry will train, encourage and equip those who desire to reach the lost souls on the streets of Grand Forks

First Nations Outreach

Gospel Outreach Ministries' Missions Department also serves the Native American population throughout North Dakota's Reservations. We have served the communities of Spirit Lake Nations, by hosting coat drives, bible studies, holiday meals and provided clothes and gifts to the communities with the help of other churches within COGIC.



Youth On A Mission

Gospel Outreach Ministries is involved with foreign missions and we have sent an average of 4-5 members on the YOAM trip each year. We have had many fundraising activities throughout the year which includes an International tea and coffee sale and working with the local sports arena as well as many other endeavors.

In 2015, four Gospel Outreach Ministries' Mission Team members traveled to Ghana, Africa with a group of about 26 from varies states for a short term mission's trip. We were so blessed to serve on this mission! It was life changing. We provided Prayer Ministry, Medical Ministry, Personal items, Street Evangelism, Construction Ministry, Music and Praise Dance Ministry, Children’s Ministry, and much more. Accompanied by our World Missions President: Bishop Vincent Matthews, VP: Bishop Michael R. Cole and Bishop Ervin Sims - Jurisdictional Bishop for Ghana. We served thousands and hundreds received Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Youth on a Mission teams will travel to Botswana and Cuba in 2016.


World Missions

Gospel Outreach Ministries have gone beyond the borders of North Dakota, and the United States into the nations. Bishop Cole and others have ministered in over 48 countries throughout the world, bringing The Gospel to all. God is moving throughout the world and Gospel Outreach is a part of the movement.

C.O.G.I.C International Missions

In April 2015, Bishop Cole traveled to Nepal after the devastating earthquakes rocked the country. He served alongside pastors from India to bring humanitarian relief to survivors.

He recently traveled to Israel to accept Ethiopian Churches into the Church of God In Christ.