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Bishop Juan O. Lawson
Jurisdictional Prelate

 Bishop Albert J. Mays, Jr.
Executive  Administrative Assistant, COO
Zion District Superintendent

District Superintendent Glenn Murchison
First Administrative Assistant
Emmanuel District Superintendent

Superintendent Timothy Jones
2nd Administrative Assistant
Judah District Superintendent

Superintendent Ronnie Riddick
Chairman—Pastors and Elders Council
Jurisdictional Chief Adjutant
President—Men’s Ministry

Evangelist D. Lynnette Riddick
Supervisor of Women

Evangelist Felicia Murchison
Assistant Supervisor of Women

Evangelist Rita Wheelright
Jurisdictional Secretary

Evangelist JoAnn Crawford
Chair—Finance Department Continue reading “LIST OF TWJ COGIC CABINET MEMBERS”


Bishop Juan O. Lawson
Jurisdictional Prelate

Bio included as a page.


Bishop Albert J. Mays, Jr.
Executive  Administrative Assistant, COO
Zion District Superintendent

Founder and Pastor
Word of Life Ministries
Zion District Superintendent
Texas Western Jurisdiction COGIC Executive Administrative Assistant

Bishop Albert James Mays, Jr. is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He retired from active duty as a U.S. Army Sergeant Major, with 24 years of active duty military service. He currently serves as a Department of the Army Civilian, Instructional Systems Specialist (Education Specialist), Quality Assurance Office, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Biggs Army Airfield (East Fort Bliss), Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Park University in Social Psychology, a Master of Arts in Instructional Systems, and a Master of Arts in Education, from TUI University with a concentration in Teaching and Instruction.

Bishop Mays is a doctoral candidate at North Central University with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and is expected to receive an Ed.D soon. Bishop Mays’ dissertation is entitled, “High School Dropouts in Texas secondary Schools.” He serves as an Associate Professor who teaches Cultural Diversity at the University of Phoenix and Business and Technology Graduate and Undergraduate classes at Excelsior College. Bishop Mays accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in June 1976 and was filled with the Holy Ghost in August 1979. In 1978, prior to entering active duty, he launched his ministry as a minister at Big Bethel A.M.E. Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

He served as interim pastor at Visitors Chapel A.M.E. Church, El Paso, TX, 1980; was ordained an itinerant elder in 1981, Texas Northwest Conference, by Bishop Henry W. Murph; and served as Assistant Pastor at Reid Chapel A.M.E. Church and Trinity A.M.E. Church. In 1995, Elder Mays’ ordination was received into the Germany Jurisdiction of the Church of God In Christ, by Bishop Carlis L. Moody. He served as pastor of Pirmasens COGIC in Pirmasens, Germany and Dean of Education in the Germany Jurisdiction. Bishop Mays is the author of M.E.L.T. (Ministerial Effectiveness Leadership Training) that’s used as a tool for ministerial training and development for clergy persons worldwide.

In November 2000, he founded Word of Life Ministries, Inc., in El Paso, Texas. He currently serves as the Executive Administrative Assistant of the Texas Western Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ (TWJ COGIC), El Paso, Texas and Superintendent of the Zion District, TWJ COGIC. Bishop Mays served as Grand Marshal of the 2007 Black History Parade in El Paso. He currently serves as the honorary chaplain of an empowerment and community resource organization for military families. In April 2014, he was honored by being chosen by the Church Of God In Christ, The Whole Truth Magazine and the Church Of God In Christ Publishing House, to be recognized as one of COGIC’S 100 Influential Pastors.

Bishop Mays resides in El Paso, Texas with his wife, District Missionary Willie Mae Collins Mays, originally from Avon Park, Florida. They have one son, Minister Albert James Mays, III who graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Master of Arts in Economics who serves as an Associate Minister, West Irving COGIC, Dallas, TX, under Pastor Andrew Jackson, Jr.

“…the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people,..”

“…a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will.”
I Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22

District Superintendent Glenn Murchison
First Administrative Assistant
Emmanuel District Superintendent

 About Supt. Glenn Murchison
Superintendent Glenn F. Murchison received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, and was filled with the Holy Ghost on 17 December 1984. He was called to the ministry in 1993. He has served in nearly every capacity of the church including, but not limited to: Sunday School Superintendent, Youth Pastor, Mission worker, Usher Board President, Deacon, and Evangelistic Outreach. He was always a faithful worker and eager to serve others.

In 2002, Pastor Murchison was appointed as the Bethel COGIC the 2nd Assistant Pastor. Shortly thereafter, the Murchison Family would PCS on their third tour to Europe (Germany 2004), he served as the Assistant Pastor of House of Prayer COGIC in Ansbach Germany, and as Mission President in the Germany Jurisdiction COGIC Vilseck.

He holds a BA in Pastoral Studies from Southwestern College. He has also earned a Masters in Human Resource Development from Webster University in May 2010.

He is a graduate of the United States Army First Sergeant Course and graciously retired after 21 years of service. His highest awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Assault Badge.

Pastor Murchison is the founder of Bethel FORCE COGIC Faith Outreach Center in 2005, which is now a thriving and growing ministry. In less than 5 years of ministry, under his leadership, the church has purchased its own property with over 18000 sq.ft. (including parking).

Supt Murchison is a visionary for the church today and he loves God’s people. He is a faithful servant to the Emmanuel District and in the Texas Western Jurisdiction.

He hails from Baltimore, MD. He is married to the lovely Mrs. Felicia M. Murchison of Tunica, MS, and they are the proud parents of two wonderful children, Jamal, 19, and Gwendolyn, 11


Superintendent Timothy Jones
2nd Administrative Assistant
Judah District Superintendent

     Timothy L. Jones, Pastor and Founder of Real Touch Ministries, was born and raised in Grenada, Mississippi. In 1981 he joined the United States Army, following the death of his mother. Now, afforded with the opportunity to travel all over the world, and while stationed in California during one of his deployments, he met and married his wife, the lovely Gwendolyn D. Jones who was at that time a student at the California State University Hayward, CA. Shortly after her graduation, the two were married. This matrimony would later produce two of their finest accomplishments, Timothy L. Jones, II and Joshua S. Jones.  In 1991, Deacon Timothy Jones (at the time) accepted his calling into the Ministry. As the Lord would have it, years later he would be ordained as an Elder. 

     Since his ordination, Elder Jones has served in the office of Pastor for over twenty years. In June of 2011, after a difficult time and circumstances of events for Elder Jones, God led him—set by this prevailing tone—to initiate the birth of “Real Touch Ministries”.  After long days and nights of prayer, fasting and waiting on God, Pastor Jones was led to Matthew 9:21 and the story or the woman with the issue of blood who was saying to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I will get well.”   This was a revelation for Pastor Jones.  He now understood how this story would help people understand that each individual can experience a personal or “Real Touch” of God so that he/she can know for himself/herself that Jesus is alive and real. 

   Pastor Jones shows an awareness of people’s needs by providing practical Biblical truths for everyday life. Modeling his ministry after the Apostle Paul’s message to the Ephesians, Pastor Jones believes that: “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28.  Pastor Jones has embraced the spirit of excellence in all that he does for the Lord and encourages others to do the same. In doing so, he has acquired a Bachelor of Arts from Park University and a Bachelor of Divinity from Columbus University. Pastor Jones’ earliest childhood memories are of God’s support during the difficult circumstances of his mother doing her best to rear 14 children with little or no support from anyone. His vision of evangelizing encompasses reaching as many people as the Lord allows and exposing them to a life changing, spirit filled, worship experience and a “Real Touch”. Always practical, He often provokes thought by asking the people of God, “How bad do you want it, a life in Christ?”  With his unique blend of humor, everyday living examples, and stories from his childhood, Pastor Jones continues to compel the lost in Jesus name. 

 ~And the Lord said unto the servant, go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.  Luke 14:23


Superintendent Ronnie Riddick
Chairman—Pastors and Elders Council
Jurisdictional Chief Adjutant
President—Men’s Ministry

About Pastor Ronnie Riddick

Pastor Ronnie Riddick began his career in the military in 1977. He was saved while stationed in Germany in 1985. Since then, he has served in many churches throughout the United States, Germany and Korea. In 1997, Pastor Riddick was licensed as minister at the Upper Room, COGIC in Osan, Korea. He was appointed as the Assistant Pastor for the Family Worship Center in Watertown, New York. Pastor Riddick served in that role from 1998 to 2000. In August of 2000 Pastor Riddick left Watertown and relocated to El Paso, Texas where he joined House of Prayer, COGIC and later was appointed the Youth Pastor from 2000 to 2005.

Pastor Ronnie Riddick continued serving the Lord as a Superintendent of Sunday School for the Arizona Jurisdiction Eastern District in 2004. He was called to Pastor by the Lord in 2005. By 2007, Pastor Riddick was the Vice-Chairman of the Pastors and Elders Council of the Texas Western Jurisdiction COGIC and was later elected as Chairman of that same board in 2010. He is also the Men’s Ministry President. Today, Pastor Riddick leads Westside Christian Fellowship, which he founded along with his wife Lynnette Riddick. They have two children, Steven (TiAnna) and Danielle, as well as one grandson Julean Anthony Riddick.


Evangelist D. Lynnette Riddick
Supervisor of Women

Bio included as a page.


Evangelist Felicia Murchison
Assistant Supervisor of Women

About Evangelist Felicia Murchison

Felicia M. Murchison was born and reared in Tunica, Mississippi. Throughout her childhood, she and her family were faithful members of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. After graduating from Rosa Fort High School, Felicia joined the United States Army.

Growing up in church, Felicia Murchison has always felt she has had a relationship with the Lord. It wasn’t until 1994 that a friend invited her to a COGIC worship service, and not having a reason to turn her down, accepted that invitation. That same year, Felicia became a member of First Church COGIC. Two years later, she married Min. Glenn F. Murchison.

It wasn’t until 2004 that Sis. Felicia Murchison delivered her very first sermon, and that same year she felt her call to become a missionary in the church. Several years later, she received her missionary license.

In 2009, Missionary Murchison accepted the position as Secretary of the Texas Western Jurisdiction Women’s Department, and still carries that responsibility to this day.

Felicia Murchison retired from service as a 20 year veteran in US Army Reserves. She has studied at Central Texas College and Park University in pursuant of a degree in Business Management. Not to mention, she is a wonderful home maker and a mother of two: Jamal who is in his second year of college at NC A&T, and Gwendolyn Murchison.

Being such a dedicated woman of God, Missionary Murchison was just recently appointed District Missionary of the Immanuel District in the Texas Western Jurisdiction, and she is currently employed by the US Government as a Human Resource Specialist.

Needless to say, District Missionary Felicia M. Murchison is a faithful worker at Bethel FORCE COGIC. As the 1st Lady at Bethel FORCE she spearheads the church Youth Department, Ministers & Deacons Wives committee, Prayer & Bible Band, and the Women’s Department. She is also a choir member, Usher Board member, the Church Secretary, and a Sunday School teacher. In essence, there are very few departments at Bethel FORCE that 1st Lady Murchison’s presence isn’t felt. 1st Lady Felicia Murchison is an excellent example of what a faithful member, a good parent, a supportive wife, and a committed woman of God looks like.


Evangelist Rita Wheelright
Jurisdictional Secretary

Evangelist Rita Y. Wheelright is a native of Mississippi.  After moving to El Paso, Texas in 1990, she joined the Holy Light Church of God in Christ where the pastor is Bishop J. O. Lawson.  In 2013, she was credentialed as Evangelist Missionary.  Evangelist Wheelright  currently serves as the Jurisdictional Secretary of the Texas Western Jurisdiction (TWJ), appointed by Bishop J. O. Lawson in 2013, and she serves on the TWJ Executive Board.  In 2017, she was appointed as the Herbert J. Williams Seminar Coordinator for the COGIC Office of the General Secretary by Bishop Joel H. Lyles, Sr. She has also served as Special Program Coordinator for the TWJ Women’s Department under the direction of Supervisor D. Lynnette Riddick.

In her local church, Evangelist Wheelright  has served in various positions to include Usher President, Nursery President, Sunday School teacher (Kindergarten, Primary, Senior, Adult Women), Director of Women’s Ministry, and Finance Secretary and Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for over 18 years.  She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Administrator at Holy Light Church of God in Christ in El Paso, Texas and is a member of the Board of Directors.

Evangelist Wheelright received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science from Mississippi Valley State University, she received a Master of Science from the University of Phoenix, and she attended the Texas Western Jurisdiction C. H. Mason Bible Institute.  Her professional background includes working in the areas of Information Technology as a Computer Programmer, Logistics and Asset Management and Government Property Management overseeing facilities in Alabama, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Oklahoma California, and Texas.  Evangelist Wheelright also holds a Supply Chain and Logistics Certification from Georgia Tech, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Certification through Microsoft, A+ (Computer) Certification through CompTIA, and a Certified Professional Property Manager (CPPM) Certification through the National Property Management Association (NPMA).

Evangelist Wheelright  is a member of the NPMA, National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) and the El Paso Chapter, The Links, Incorporated. She supports various community service initiatives through the Links and Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. 

Evangelist Wheelright is married to Cecil Wheelright, Sr.,  and is the mother of Cecil Jr. and Michael.  The Wheelrights have two grandchildren.


Missionary JoAnn Crawford
Chair—Finance Department

    Missionary JoAnn Cockrell Crawford is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and is the second born to her late father, John Randolph, and mother, Bereniece Lanier who is still living at the ripe age of 89 years.  Missionary Crawford was reared in a Christian home with her siblings by her mother and grandmother.  She gave her life to Christ at the age of twelve, and then, in 1989—at the age of thirty—she rededicated her life to Christ.  Later in life as she continued her growth, learning and seeking the Lord’s face, she received the gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gave utterance. She was very active at her home church, South Elyton Baptist Church, by actively participating in Sunday school, Bible study, and the mass choir.  She often assisted with the gospel music workshops.

     Missionary JoAnn Crawford moved from Birmingham, Alabama, to El Paso, Texas, in October 25, 1995, after her marriage to Deacon Frederick Crawford, Jr.  She is the mother of one daughter.  She has one grandson and one great granddaughter.  The Crawfords with their blended family have a total of five children, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  Missionary Crawford is presently employed with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs in El Paso, Texas, as Secretary to the Chief of Health Administration Services. 

     Missionary Crawford has served faithfully in her local church, the Holy Light Church of God in Christ, since her marriage to Deacon Frederick Crawford, Jr.  She serves on the finance committee, the praise team, as a Sunday School teacher as needed, and wherever her services are needed for the up-building of God’s kingdom.   On June 13, 2008, she was appointed to the Nominating Committee for Prospective Deaconesses. On August 30, 2015, she was appointed as the Director of Women’s Ministry of the Holy Light Church of God in Christ.

     As the Lord has opened doors for Missionary Crawford, she has served in many capacities at the local church level and at the jurisdictional level for the Texas Western Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ (TWJ COGIC).  On November 1, 2005, she received a Certificate of Appointment as an Aspiring Missionary; on August 5, 2010, she received her Deaconess Missionary license; and on December 20, 2010, she was also appointed the Chief Financial Officer for TWJ COGIC by her Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop Juan O. Lawson, and thereby serves as an adjunct member of the TWJ COGIC Executive Board.      


Pastor Mark Lawrence
Dean—CH Mason Bible Institute

Bio forthcoming.


Reverend Karen Wilson
Chair—Jurisdictional Urban Initiatives Chair

About Reverend Karen Wilson
Ms. Karen M. Wilson is a retired Command Sergeant Major, from the U.S. Army. She served in the US Army for over 30 year, retiring in Sept 2000. As a CSM, Karen was cited for exceptionally meritorious service while assigned as the Command Sergeant Major, of William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and was presented the Legion of Merit for her outstanding service, to the US Army and the United States of America. CSM Wilson has served in positions of great leadership responsibilities in an outstanding manner, throughout her military career in both TDA and MTOE Medical Units within the United States and overseas.

She also served as the CSM of the 187th Medical Battalion, one of the Army’s largest and most diverse battalions. During this same period CSM Wilson was one of the first Sergeants Majors selected to attend the Army Medical Department Executive Skills Course. Command Sergeant Major Wilson was also instrumental in the development of the battalion leader’s handbook for junior leaders. She was also selected to serve as member of the TRADOC Drill Sergeant of the Year Board in 1997. Command Sergeant Major Wilson also represented the Army Medical Command in the Re-engineering of the Department of the Army Equal Opportunity Program with TRADOC in 1997. In 1996 Command Sergeant Major Wilson was selected by the Army Medical Department Center and School to serve on the Army’s Training and Doctrine workshop, which subsequently reviewed and produced a handbook on the Noncommissioned Officer Leadership and Development Training procedures with the Rand Corporation.

Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (10th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Joint Service Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Safely Award, Saint Barbra ADA Honorary Member, and Army Medical Command Medical Merit Member.

During CSM Wilson’s career she initiated many programs to raise the performance and morale of her Soldiers. Most noteworthy was the “300 Club” which was geared toward the improvement of APFT scores and physical health. She also initiated a Junior NCO development program to coach, teach, and mentor Junior Noncommissioned Officers into becoming productive leaders in the US Army. Her pass performance as a leader always impressed upon on Soldiers readiness, welfare, and high standards. This resulted in selection as the first female to serve at the General Officer Level as the Command Sergeant Major of William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

As a small group leader at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy’s First Sergeant Course, Sergeant Major Wilson’s base groups were always rated the outstanding of the 14 small groups. Her students consistently scored higher on their APFT and performed better on all examinations than any of the other groups.

CSM Wilson served two tours as a First Sergeant, with total of five years served consecutively. She developed the first Combat Lifesaver training program for the 9th Infantry Division. She received the I Corps Commanders’ Safety Multiplier Awards and Unit Fit to Fight Award during her tenure as 1SG of A Company, 109th FSB, at FT. Lewis, WA.

CSM Wilson was often the first female Soldier medic to serve in various leadership positions during her career, from Platoon Sergeant to Command Sergeant Major. Due to her outstanding performance of duty, CSM Wilson helped pave the way for future generations of female Soldiers to serve in the divisional medical units throughout the Army.

CSM Wilson was the first black female selected to teach first sergeants at the United States Army Sergeant Majors Academy; First Sergeant Course, Ft. Bliss. TX, in 1994. CSM Wilson was also the first black female CSM to work for a General Officer at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in 1998 with General Nancy Adams.

At the time of her retirement in Sept 2000, CSM Wilson was only the second female Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Medical Command to retire with a total of 30 plus years of dedicated service.

With a total of 30 years active military service to the nation, CSM Wilson demonstrated outstanding performance of duty and commitment to the core values of the United States Army. Her past performance is keeping with the highest traditions of the US. Army and reflected great credit upon her, the U. S. Army Medical Department, and the U. S. Army.

Ms. Wilson presently serves as a GS-11 for the US Army, as the Course Manager of the Warrior Leader Course, of the US Army Sergeant Major Academy, at FT. Bliss, TX. As a Course Manager and a Senior Training Developer for the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at FT. Bliss, TX, she develops training support products and materials for the Warrior Leader Course for the U. S. Army. This includes writing training support packages for the small group instructors of 33 NCO Academy’s thought-out the Army. She has also won the civilian employee of the quarter, Commanders award for civilian service for being the course manager for the Warrior Leader Course of the US Army, and she has been awarded certificate for having over 40 years of federal service in the Government of the United States of America.

Ms. Wilson earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Maryland, a Bachelors Degree from the Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in Vocational Education and a dual Masters Degree in Human Resource Development, and Management from Webster University. In the year of 2006 she was accepted into the National Scholars Honor Society. She has also completed the University Texas of El Paso program which certifies GS 1712 to GS 1750 as certified Instructional System Specialist (ISS) for the US Government.

Ms. Wilson also teaches on-line classes in Human Resource Development, Management, Business, and Marketing for the University of Phoenix, of Phoenix AZ.

Ms. Wilson is also an ordained minister serving the Lord as a Reverend at the Word of Life Church, Inc, COGIC, under the direction of Bishop / Pastor Albert J. Mays Jr., Word of Life Church, Inc, COGICof El Paso, TX. She thoroughly enjoys being involved in church activities such as teaching Sunday school for primary level students, which helps to mold young people into responsible adults with values of discipline, hard work, and perseverance. Also she participates in other activities, such as sings and plays the drums in the choir, Urban Initiatives president, Pastor’s Aide Committee, Young Women Christian Council, and the finance chairwoman. She also hopes to attend Howard Payne Theological University.


Pastor Brian Rosette
President—AIM (Auxiliaries in Ministry)
Interim President—Department of Music
Interim President—Youth  Department (YPWW)

About Pastor Brian Rosette
Pastor Brian K. Rosette was born February 27, 1983 to Tijuana Rosette and the late Ronald J. Thomas. He was raised by his grandmother Evangelist Barbara Dixon-Hatter, in Houston, Texas, who played a vital role in the development of his spiritual foundation and background.

In 2001, Pastor Rosette graduated from Bellaire Senior High School and entered into the United States Army as an Automated Logistics Specialist. While in the Army he began taking classes in an effort to continue his education. He attended Central Texas College and majored in in Social Psychology at Park University from which he earned a bachelor’s degree.  He is continuing his education efforts working toward the terminal degree (a doctorate). Throughout his military career he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and worked in many Company and Brigade assignments.

Pastor Rosette has been very privileged to travel while serving in the U.S. Army both stateside and overseas to include El Gorah Egypt, three tours to Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. He was stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas and also at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Pastor Rosette completed his military service in December 2012 after 11 years of honorable service. Pastor Rosette is currently working as a federal employee at the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Pastor Rosette was reared in the church and at a young age began working in various ministries under the leadership of the late Bishop L.J. Woodard Sr. and Bishop Leroy Woodard Jr., Senior Pastor of The Christian Rescue Mission City Fellowship Church. He was a faithful member of the Usher Board, the Sunshine Kids, Young Adult, Adult, and Male Chorus, and the Drill Team. He also volunteered with the City Wide Club of Clubs, which focused on providing help to the homeless and less fortunate members of the Houston community.

Pastor Rosette was called into the ministry in 1999 at the age of 16. Since 2001, he has served in many positions in the church ranging from Praise & Worship Leader, Music Director, Senior Elder, and Ministry’s Chief of staff. While deployed overseas, God opened many doors which allowed Pastor Rosette to continue his Ministry endeavors. He was chosen to serve as the Senior Lay Leader for the Gospel Service in Iraq (2008) and Afghanistan (2010). This position allowed him to work and receive training in the Pastorate, work as a Spiritual Advisor, and conduct both internal and external ministry planning which would be very instrumental in the next phase of Pastor Rosette’s Ministry.

In July 2011, Pastor Rosette Founded Purposeful Life Fellowship Church, and the first service was held on November 6, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel in El Paso, Texas. It was founded on much prayer, fasting, and love. The ministry’s goal is to share the Love and Hope of Christ with the world so they will know how much they truly matter to God. Purposeful is defined as being full of significance, meaning, and purpose; and Life is defined as a specific phase of earthly existence. So the ministries message is simple, and extends to all who will hear and believe that as long as we exist and have life, we are full of significance, meaning and purpose.

Pastor Rosette is an anointed, prayerful, kind, and loving person who has devoted his life to ministry, serving God with his many gifts and talents, and encouraging all people to walk in their God given purpose. In addition to working, serving as a pastor, and being Chairman of TWJ COGIC AIM (along with other TWJ COGIC responsibilities), Pastor Rosette is a member of The Divine Souls, the premiere quartet of the west. Pastor Rosette’s favorite bible verse is Mark 11:24, “when you pray, if you believe that you have received it, then it shall be yours.”


Pastor David Moreno
President—Department of Evangelism

Bio forthcoming.


Minister Joy Jacobs
Director of Publicity
Chairlady—AIM (Auxiliaries in Ministry)

Deaconess Joy Jacobs was born on November 16, 1971 to Mr. Frank and Mrs. Evelyn Jacobs of Hempstead, New York. Deaconess Jacobs is proud graduate of the historic Sidney Lanier High School, Montgomery, AL. Upon graduation, she attended Auburn University earning her Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems in 1994 and a Masters of Education in Instructional Design in 1997.

A federal government employee for over 15 years, she began her career at the Judge Advocate General (JAG) School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL, as a computer assistant. In 1999, she joined the Army Civilian Career Program (CP-32) for Instructional Systems Specialists (ISS) and trained for two years at United States Army Infantry School in Fort Benning, GA. Upon completing the program, her first assignment was to the United States Army Air Defense Artillery School at Fort Bliss, TX working in the Quality Assurance Office as the webmaster, online survey developer, and training evaluator.

In 2002, Deaconess Jacobs was reassigned to the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy as the Instructional Systems Specialist for the Directorate of Training. She was promoted to the Chief of Distance Learning and Operations Manager for Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) Cell in 2005, laying the foundation for the Department of the Army’s Structured Self-Development Program. Currently, she is the Senior Instructional Systems Specialist for the Directorate of Training and Education.

In 2013, she was named VIP Woman of the Year in Government/Military by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). She is an active member of the El Paso Chapter. She is a member of several professional organizations to include Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA), Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA), United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), and the International Women’s Leadership Association (IWLA).

Deaconess Jacobs has been in and apart of the church since childhood. She started out in the Youth Ministry at Union Baptist Church, Hempstead, NY and later at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL under the pastoral care of the late Reverend Dr. Edward Martin. At the age of 14, she was appointed the Sunday School Secretary, serving in the position until she left for college. In college, she was an instrumental member of the Auburn University Gospel Choir, earning accolades for dedicated service in the alto section. She received the Holy Ghost in 1992 and has been on fire for the Lord ever since.

Currently, Deaconess Jacobs is serving her local church (Word of Life Ministries COGIC) under the tutelage of Superintendent Albert J. and Evangelist Willie Mae Mays. She assists her leaders by serving as Word of Life Board of Directors Secretary, Strategic Planning Committee Secretary, Pastor’s Aide Committee Secretary, Scholarship Program Chairlady, Deacon Board Member, Young Adult Ministry Mentor, Fine Arts Ministry President, Finance Committee, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Worker, Music Department, and Women’s Department. In addition to serving her local church and district, she also serves her jurisdiction as the Women’s Department Scholarship Committee Financial Liaison and as the Jurisdictional AIM Chairlady for the Texas Western Jurisdiction COGIC under the divine leadership of Jurisdictional Prelate Bishop Juan O. Lawson.


Deacon John Walker
President—Missions Department

Bio forthcoming.


Pastor Larry Moore
Sunday School Superintendent

Bio forthcoming.


Supervisor (Emerita) Dorothy L. Marbury

Mother Dorothy Welch Marbury was born in Calera, Alabama. After completing high school, Mother Marbury married her childhood sweetheart, Deacon James Marbury, and became a military wife traveling worldwide with her husband. The Marburys have three natural children, but reared two siblings as their own after the untimely death of Mother Marbury’s parents.

Despite frequent relocations, Mother Marbury obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Master of Education Degree from Sul Ross State University, and a Master of Ministry in Christian Counseling from Covington Theological Seminary. She was selected Campus Teacher of the Year at her school, and was listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 1994. Mother Marbury belongs to various organizations such as the AKA Sorority, the NAACP, and the City-Wide Charity Club of El Paso. She also volunteers for Lubback Reading Council, CASA, and El Paso Hospice. She retired after twenty-two years of faithful service in secondary education in the El Paso Independent School District.

Mother Marbury’s Christian experience began as a child, and she has always been active in church work. However, the true meaning of being a Christian became a reality when she was filled with God’s Holy Spirit while attending the Upland Street Congregational Church of God in Christ, pastored by Elder J. H. Stevenson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1959.

Mother Marbury, an ordained minister, has served in the local church (Bethel Church of God in Christ) under the leadership of Superintendent William Moore in the Eastern District of Arizona as Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher, Church Secretary, Home and Foreign Mission President, Choir Director, and Educational Director. She served in the Eastern District of Arizona as Assistant to the District Purity Lady.

Mother Marbury served in the Arizona Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Felton King and Supervisor Isabel Gipson as District Missionary of the El Paso District under the then Superintendent J. O. Lawson.   Mother Marbury transferred her membership to the Holy Light Church of God in Christ in 1984 after her daughter, Jene L. Marbury, became the wife of Superintendent Lawson who had a view of establishing the Texas Western Jurisdiction.  In 1996, Superintendent Lawson was ordained a COGIC Bishop and the Texas Western Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ became a reality.  Mother Marbury was appointed the very first TWJ COGIC Supervisor of Women because of her educational background and experience, her excellent record as a faithful COGIC member and worker, and her proven church leadership record in various capacities.   Supervisor Marbury contributed significantly to the Jurisdiction’s growth, well being, and excellence during its formative and difficult years.

In 2010 at the Texas Western Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ Banquet, Supervisor Marbury received the prestigious TWJ COGIC Reasonable Service Award in recognition of her outstanding dedicated service and leadership in the Jurisdiction.  Because of physical health reasons which limited her from performing her duties as she so desired, Supervisor Marbury decided to tender her resignation as the TWJ COGIC Supervisor of Women and is now Supervisor Emerita. She did not want her physical health to limit in any way the growth and progress of TWJ COGIC.  She, however, remains active in an advisory capacity to the Jurisdiction and remains as active as possible in her church, the Holy Light Church of God in Christ, Inc.




                AIM President                                                              AIM Chairlady
Pastor Brian Rosette                                                Minister Joy Jacobs
E-mail:                   E-mail:

About AIM
The goal of AIM is to train for more effectiveness in ministry. The mission is to advance Kingdom work through training, discipleship, evangelism, fellowship, worship and service. COGIC Founder, Bishop Charles H. Mason, organized departments to support the work of the church. As the church began to grow, new auxiliaries, ministries, and departments were formed to provide a holistic methodology to ministry to members and the communities in which they live.


  • YOUTH (Y.P.W.W.)


R.O.A.R. (Reaching out and Restoring)
Pastor  David Moreno

Evangelist Melissa Miller
Elect Lady


To seek and save the lost in the metro El Paso area, by spreading the Gospel to win souls for Christ.


To use the gifts of all evangelists in the jurisdiction in order to bring salvation to the unchurched community, to establish a clear presence of witnessing Jesus Christ to all who will hear the good news, to equip the saints for spiritual growth, to edify the body of Christ, to have unity within the faith, to engage in learning the knowledge of the Son of God.


Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 8:24
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

Romans 10:9
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Romans 10:13
For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 12:1
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, Holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Romans 12:2
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.


Pastor Brian Rosette
Interim President

To empower our youth and young adults to live a Godly life and set a Godly example for all to see and follow.

We are a group of young believers who will not allow age or any other barriers to stop us from being all that God has called us to be. This is our time to lead from the front in an effort to win others to Christ.

We Believe
1 Timothy 4:12 -“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

Joel 2:28-“And it shall come to past afterward that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, your sons and daughters will prophesy, your men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.”


Pastor Larry Moore

The TWJ Sunday School department exits to teach God’s word to all generations with the five purposes of the church in mind: Evangelism, Discipleship, Fellowship, Ministry, and Worship. “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18)

To promote change in the body of the Lord Jesus Christ through biblical instruction and equip saints to go out into the entire world and make disciples. “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Eph 4:12)


Deacon John Walker

Vision Statement
Our vision is for the Mission Department to be a reflection of the Church’s commitment to serve others, and reach out beyond our immediate community in an effort to demonstrate Christ’s love for us.

Mission Statement 
Our mission is to glorify and serve Jesus Christ by supporting children, families, and elderly through generous giving of our time, talents, and financial support.


Pastor Brian Rosette
Interim President

Support our Jurisdictional Bishop through exhortation, music and song, supporting all Jurisdictional functions. Our mission is to assist in the moving of the Holy Spirit through creating an atmosphere conducive to worship. Lead others into His presence by ministering the Word of God through music rendering thanksgiving, praise and worship with a focus on Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. Facilitate local churches coming together as one body unified in spirit and with a heart of service and a purpose to glorify God, in a spirit of excellence.

Colossians 3:16 (KJV,) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.


  • To break up the fallow ground in a worship service setting, and prepare the atmosphere for when the preached Word of God goes forth; souls are saved, set free, and delivered.
  • Empower local church ministers of music and/or choir presidents to utilize their gifts and talents within the jurisdiction. Allow them to operate in or construct a corporate worship service conducive to the spirit of excellence and usher in the Spirit of the Lord’s presence through praise and worship, glorifying God.
  • Promote spiritual growth among our music department. Engage as many new people as possible in the music department whether by music, instrument or song.





Antioch District – Dist. Superintendent Ronnie Lee Riddick
District Missionary – PENDING

Immanuel District – Dist. Superintendent Glenn F. Murchison
District Missionary – Dist. Missionary Beverly Franklin

Judah District – Dist. Superintendent Timothy L. Jones
District Missionary – Dist. Missionary Gwendolyn Jones

Tigua District – Superintendent Carlos Pallares
District Missionary – Not Assigned

Zion District – Bishop Albert J. Mays, Jr., Superintendent
District Missionary – Dist. Missionary Willie Mae Mays



Bethel Faith Outreach Center COGIC (Immanuel District)
Dist. Supr. Glenn F. Murchison, Pastor (First Lady: Asst. Supervisor Felicia Murchison)
7750 Alabama, El Paso, TX 79904
Mail: 10035 Chick-A-Dee St, El Paso, TX 79924
Phone: 915-253-9139

El Divino Redentor COGIC (Tigua District)
Dist. Superintendent Carlos Pallares, Pastor
426 North Carolina, El Paso, TX 79915
Phone: 915-772-0486

El Shadday COGIC (Tigua District)
Amelia Alvarado, Church Administrator; Bishop Lawson, Pastor
4496 Titanic, El Paso, TX 79904; Phone: 915-329-8040 (cell) – The Pastor may receive text messages.

Eli’s Memorial Temple COGIC (Immanuel District)
Elder Robert L. Moore Sr., Pastor
329 NW Camp St., Fabens, Texas 79938
Phone: 915-859-7343

Holy Ghost Tabernacle COGIC (Zion District)
Elder David Moreno, Pastor (First Lady: Sister Connie Moreno)
4724 Hondo Pass, Suite E, El Paso, TX 79904
Phone: 915-261-5811 (cell)

Holy Light COGIC (Immanuel District)
Bishop J. O. Lawson, Prelate (First Lady: Sister Jene Lawson)
5928 Trowbridge Drive, El Paso, TX 79905
Phone: 915-778-1749 (Church); 915-449-8704 (Cell); 915-772-3067 (Home)

Iglesia Agua de Vida (Tigua District)
Pastor Raul V. Pallares
16072 Horizon Blvd., El Paso, TX 79928
Mail: 7937-B San Jose Rd., El Paso, TX 79915
Phone: 915-269-5217 (cell); 915-594-4652 (home)

Living Water COGIC (Immanuel District)
Elder Mark Lawrence, Pastor (First Lady: Evangelist Tina Lawrence)
5735 Will Ruth, El Paso, TX 79924
Mail: 3201 Tierra Nido Pl, El Paso, TX 79938
Phone: 915-921-7519 (Home);
915-204-4609 (Cell-Mark);
915-204-9405 (Tina)
Email: (Mark); (Tina)

Living Sacrifice Ministries COGIC (Immanuel District)
Elder Michael B. Moore, Pastor (First Lady: Evangelist Mary-Yoly Moore)
5100 Powder River Lane, El Paso, TX 79938
Mail: PO Box 972253, El Paso, TX 79997
Phone: 915-269-8670

Ministry of Salvation COGIC (Antioch District)
Elder Mark Oliver, Pastor (First Lady: Sister Oliver)
4612 Loma Linda Cir., El Paso, TX 79934
Phone: 915-873-1847

New Beginnings COGIC (Immanuel District)
Elder Larry Moore, Pastor (First Lady: Evangelist Rebecca Moore)
591 Darrington, Horizon City, TX 79928
Phone: 915-873-1847; 915-433-8452 (cell)

New Jerusalem COGIC (Immanuel District)
Elder Wilson Tademy, Pastor (First Lady: Sister Jeanetia Tademy)
8888 Dyer Street, Suite 105, El Paso, TX 79904
Phone: 915-759-0455 (Church); 915-873-1847 (Cell)
E-mail:; (f /njerusalemcogic)

New Life Ministries COGIC (Zion District)
Evangelist Laceta Cooper, Church Administrator; Bishop Lawson, Pastor
507 2nd Street, Elgin, Oklahoma 73538
Phone: 915-205-0083; 915-329-5741;

Purposeful Life Fellowship Church (Zion District)
Elder Brian Rosette, Pastor
6400 Airport Rd, Suite A, El Paso, TX 79925
Phone: 915-490-2587

Real Touch Ministries COGIC (Judah District)
Elder Timothy L. Jones, Pastor (First Lady: Dist. Missionary Gwendolyn Jones)
4400 Edgar Park, El Paso, TX 79904
Phone: 915-497-1591

Transforming Lamp Light COGIC Ministries (Immanuel District)
Elder Heithcliffe Taylor, Pastor (First Lady: Sister Betty Taylor)
8703 Magnetic Drive, El Paso, TX 79904
Phone: 915-329-1004

Westside Christian Fellowship COGIC (Antioch District)
Elder Ronnie Lee Riddick, Pastor (First Lady: Supervisor D. Lynnette Riddick)
Mail: c/o Supt. Ronnie Riddick, 406 Wedgewood, Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone: 915-474-2032 (Cell); 915-474-1958 (Cell)
E-mail:; (web:

Word of Life COGIC (Zion District)
Bishop Albert J. Mays, Jr., Pastor (First Lady: Dist. Miss’y Willie Mae Mays)
9925 Alcan Rd, El Paso, TX 79924
Mail: 4524 R L Shoemaker, El Paso, TX 79924
Phone: 915-757-2442 (Home); 915-755-7937 (Church)



Headquarters Church: Holy Light COGIC

5928 Trowbridge Dr. ~ El Paso, Texas 79905
Phone: (915) 778-1749
Fax: (915) 775-1961
Bishop Lawson’s Email:

Jurisdictional Secretary
Evangelist Rita Wheelright

PR: Minister Sharonne JoyJoy Jacobs
email:  or