National Auxiliary Bishop

National Auxiliary Bishop, Gary Lamont Cohen, Sr. was born to Bishop Herbert and the late Nancy L. Cohen on January 8, 1951 in Jacksonville, FL. He is also a graduate of the Duval County School System.  He is an honorably discharged Viet-nam veteran who was awarded our country’s Purple Heart for being wounded in combat.  Upon returning from his tour of duty, he received Christ in 1973 and faithfully accepted his call to become an expository-teacher/preacher in 1974.  He is a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary obtaining a BD (Bachelor of Divinity) degree.

Bishop Cohen married Eunice S. Cohen in 1979, and they are blessed to have two sons and one daughter.  He is also blessed with energetic and delightful grand-gifts!  Bishop Cohen was blessed to retire from the trucking industry and as business owner and he currently resides in Orlando, Florida.

Living by and exhibiting the theory of Christ…"He that would be great, let him be your teacher," the {N.A.B.}- National Auxiliary Bishop has risen through the ranks of Pastor, Youth President, Union Director, District Superintendent, and Presiding Elder.  In the words of our National Auxiliary Bishop, Gary L, Cohen, Sr., “And I keep getting up, stronger, wiser, so much better than I previously was," because Phil 4:13 authorizes me to do nothing less! Being a boxer in the United States Army taught me how to fight before I ever came to Christ, some years later.  I now use this tenacity to do spiritual warfare, climb monumental mountains and realize- "He that would be chief among you, must be your servant."; knowing that greater is He that is within me, than he that is in the world… working always as your Servant Leader.”