The Church of God by Faith, Inc.Leading Ladies

 

First Lady Delois T. McKnight

Lady Delois Turner-McKnight is the presiding leading lady of the Churches of God by Faith, Inc. Her tenure started December 2014 and her first major act was launching this website. She is the wife of Presiding Bishop James E. McKnight, Jr. and the local first lady of Starke COGBF.

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Emeritus First Lady Jessie M. McKnight

Mother Jessie M. McKnight is the founder of two national choirs: the Deaconess and the First Ladies Choirs. She is also the founder of the National Women's Retreat.  She served as the national first lady for nearly 30 years and is the wife of Emeritus Bishop James E. McKnight, Sr.

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Leading Lady, Ruth Coley Rourk

Mother Ruth Rourk is the founder of (LIFT) Ladies in Fellowship Together in Rochester, NY.  She is the wife of Executive Secretary David Rourk, the emeritus first lady of the NW NY District and the presiding first lady of Adams Street COGBF in Rochester, NY.

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Leading Lady Sandra Lafaye Turner

Lady Turner has served on nearly every position available at her local church.  She also served on the Board of Christian Education and is the first lady of of the Sears Street Church of God by Faith in Douglas, Ga.  She is the wife of Ruling Elder Nelson Turner. 

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Leading Lady Gwendolyn Cooper Ware

Lady Ware is the founder of the Perfecting Ministry. This program ministers to hurting women through all walks of their lives. She is the first lady of the Ocala District and Greater Macedonia COGBF in Clermont, FL.  She is the wife of Ruling Elder James Ware.

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Leading Lady Lillie P. Williams

Mother Williams serves as the president of The Rock COGBF Home Mission department, president of the Tampa Westcoast District Pastor's Wives Board; and the secretary of the National Superintendent Wives Board. She is the first lady of the Tampa Westcoast District and wife of Ruling Elder James Williams.

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Leading Lady Maxine Robinson

Mother Robinson was the first lady of the Learn of Me (LOM) COGBF, Ft. Pierce as well as the East Coast District for 49 years. She serves as the chairperson of Women of Excellence and is the president of the Helping Hands Ministry which raises funds to assist the elderly mothers of the COGBF, Inc. She is the widow of the late Ruling Elder John Robinson, Jr.

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Leading Lady Vivian Emmons Brown

Mother Brown is the most senior of the Leading Lady and remains quite active at the local, district, and on the national level. She has held many positions including National Home Mission chair and was the first Lady of many churches in Florida and New Jersey. She is the widow of the late Ruling Elder Theodore Brown, Sr.

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