Southern District Leaders

Elder: Amos Cowart
Pastor of COGTB: Bartow, FL
 
Elder Amos Cowart was born to Amos Cowart Sr. and Jellene Cowart February 22, 1959 in Polk County, FL. He was baptized in Jesus’ name by Elder Ray Johnson under the ministry of Apostle C.A. Cowart. And while he was yet the bigger brother in natural life, after being baptized in Jesus’ name and filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost (July 6, 1999) in Church of God The Bibleway Auburndale, Fl., he became the spiritual son of his very own younger brother, Apostle C.A. Cowart. Within a year he had become a Sunday School Teacher and began to serve as a Service Presider, and was ordained an Elder in 2004. Today, he is the Pastor of Church of God The Bibleway of Bartow, Fl. and currently serves as Church of God The Bibleway Southern District Overseer. He is the husband of one wife (Jennette Cowart; married January 27, 1984), the father of 6 children (Javin, Jessica, Jerricka, Jaron, Jashawn, and Jaquan Cowart), and the grandfather of 4 ( Javis Cowart jr., Vion Cowart, Zariah Jones, Damari Thomas).
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Elder: Dennis Goosby III
Pastor of COGTB: Lake Wales, FL
 
Elder Dennis Goosby III (born to Dennis and Rose Goosby Jr. June 27, 1976 in Lakeland, Florida) was born again a new creature in Christ July 13, 1997 under the late Bishop Henry Ross Sr. of Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Lakeland, Florida and immediately became a minister of the gospel that very day! He was ordained as an Elder eight years later (July 2005) by COOLJC organization in St. Louis, Missouri. After the passing of his pastor (the late Bishop Henry Ross Sr.), Elder Dennis Goosby became the spiritual son of (at that time) Elder Ira J. McCloud of COOLJC, presently today, Presiding Bishop of Church of God The Bibleway (COGTB) organization and is the Elder of our Lake Wales, Florida church in the absence of his pastor. Elder Dennis Goosby III also holds national church offices within the COGTB organization. A faithful servant in ministry, he currently serves as COGTB National Auxiliary Elder, he is the leader of COGTB Southern District Music Department for Presiding Bishop Ira J. McCloud, and is in charge of the Audio/Video Department of the Lake Wales, Florida church. He is the husband of one wife (Yolanda Goosby III; married November 16, 2002) and is the father of three children (Jordan McCloud, Kayla Hadley, and Kelondra Speed).
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Elder: Ron Strickland
Pastor of COGTB: Sebring, FL
 
Elder Ron Strickland, born to Clarence and Ella Strickland of Sebring, Florida June 23, 1971, was baptized in Jesus’ name and became a new creature in Christ at Refuge Church of Our Lord of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. (Sebring, Fl) under Elder Ira J. McCloud, (now Presiding Bishop of Church of God The Bibleway, Inc). He was filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost November 7, 1999 and became a minister of the gospel in the year 2001. Elder Ron’s first evangelistical work began in 2004 when he and his wife were sent to Ockechobee, Fl where he preached and ministered to souls for 2 years and also won some who would continue in the faith under Bishop Ira J. McCloud even after that evangelistical work was over. After work in Ockechobee was done, Elder Ron was transfered to Sebring, Fl to serve in the absense of his pastor Bishop Ira J. McCloud where he is the Elder/Pastor in charge of its congregation to this day. He is the husband of one wife (LaRhonda Strickland; married July 9, 2004), and is the father of 3 children (Ronnie Strickland Jr., Rontrell Strickland, and Josiah Strickland).
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Elder: Bobbie Davis
Pastor of COGTB: Winter Haven, FL
 
Elder Bobbie Davis (born to Bobbie Lee and Stephanie Jean Davis February 19, 1976) was born again under Bishop Cochran at COGIC September 1996. He became a minister three years later in 1999 and began Exodus World Ministries church in 2009. Elder Davis became an elder in 2010 and later joined Church of God The Bibleway organization in 2012 to serve as an Elder under Apostle C.A. Cowart. Today, he is the pastor of Exodus World Ministries Church of God The Bibleway in Winter Haven, FL and currently serves as a teacher for COGTB’s New Minister’s class and also teaches at Apostolic Bibleway College. Elder Davis also assists our Apostle (C.A. Cowart) with evangelistical outreaches such as revivals from time to time and serves the Apostle in other areas, wherever his services are needed. He is the husband of one wife (Litisa Davis; married October 19, 1997) and is the father of 4 children (Ezekiel, Arnasia, Thurlow, and Bobbie’una Davis).
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Elder: Kevin Williams
Pastor of COGTB: Orlando, FL
 
Elder Kevin Williams (born to Willie Joe Hicks and Verdell Williams December 19, 1973 in Orlando, Florida) was baptized in Jesus’ name and received the Holy Ghost some seventeen years ago under Bishop Alvin Palmer of Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ (COOLJC). He received his minister’s license August 12, 2000 while under Bishop Palmer, and became ordained as an Elder in 2002. He came into Church of God The Bibleway (COGTB) organization November 2013 under Apostle C.A. Cowart and became the District Elder of COGTB church of Orlando, Florida in 2014. He is the husband of one wife (Casey Williams; married 2011) and is hopeful together with his wife that God will increase their family with children someday.
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Elder: Richard Shaw
Pastor of COGTB: Eufaula, AL
 
Minister Richard Shaw was born on December 24, 1973 in Quincy, Florida. He was baptized in Jesus’ name under Bishop Ira J. McCloud and received the gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking with tongues May 16, 2010. Six months later the Lord saw fit to call him a minister of the gospel and he began to preach. He is presently serving as a Minister and steward in the absense of his pastor (Bishop Ira J. McCloud) along with fellowservant Minister Maurice Weems at Jesus Christ Church of God The Bibleway in Brundidge, Alabama and is currently awaiting his elder’s ordination, after which, he will be the Pastor/Elder of Jesus Christ Church of God The Bibleway church in Eufaula, Alabama. He is the husband of one wife (Kenya Salter; married 2011) and is the father of 2 children (Nariah Shaw and Seth Shaw).
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Minister: Maurice Weems
Minister of COGTB: Brundidge, AL
 
Minister Maurice Weems was born to Frank and Juanita Weems on December 30, 1966 in Bronx, New York. He was baptized in Jesus’ name and born again under Bishop Ira J. McCloud in the year of our Lord 1995 in Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ (COOLJC) organization and has continued in the faith ever since. He became a minister under Bishop Ira J. McCloud in the same year and is presently serving as a Minister and steward of the house at Jesus Christ Church of God The Bibleway church in Brundidge, Alabama for Bishop McCloud in his absence with fellowservant Minister Richard Shaw, where he is currently awaiting his elder’s ordination. He is the husband of one wife (Minnie Weems; married September 23rd, 2013), the father of four children (Juanita Weems, Kie’erra Dunn, Jacqueshia Adams, Tiara Williams), and the grandfather of one (Tylan Carpenter).