Welcome to Church of God by Faith, Inc.

The primary purpose of the church is to focus on building the Kingdom of God by winning lost souls, reaching the hurting amid reconciling the wounded.

- Greetings from Our Presiding Bishop, Bishop James E. McKnight, Sr. -

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A Message from Presiding Bishop James E. McKnight, Sr.

COGBF Centennial Book - Celebrating 100 Years - One Brick at a Time

Our Leadership

  • Executive Council
  • District Elders
  • Ministry Directors

Executive Council

Bishop James E. McKnight, Sr. Bishop
James E. McKnight, Sr.
Presiding Bishop

Ruling Elder David C. Rourk Ruling Elder
David C. Rourk
Executive Secratary

Ruling Elder James E. McKnight, Jr. Ruling Elder
James E. McKnight, Jr.
Executive Council Member

Ruling Elder Horace N. Turner, Sr. Ruling Elder
Horace N. Turner, Sr.
Executive Treasurer

Ruling Elder James T. Ware Ruling Elder
James T. Ware
Executive Council Member

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Meet our District Elders

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Meet our Ministry Directors

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Our Fellowship

  • Our Beleifs
  • Our History
  • Our Mission & Core Values
  • Our Crest
image Our Beleifs

Our Beliefs

We believe in one eternally existent, infinite God, sovereign of the universe. He only is God, creative and administrative, Holy in nature attributes and purpose. He as God, is first in the Godhead, an essential being, revealed as Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

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A History of Church of God by Faith

image "Daddy" John Bright Founder, Moderator

image Bishop Aaron
Mathews, Sr.
Founder, Bishop

image Evangelist
Nathaniel Scippio
Founder, National Evangelist

image Hubert Steadman Founder, Executive Secretary

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Our Mission & Core Values

Phase I - Evangelism Explosion & Outreach

Phase II - New Church Growth & Development

Phase III - Ministerial & Leadership Training

Phase IV - Economic Power & Financial Security

Phase V - Retirement Plans & Benefits

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COGBF Symbol

Our Crest

The Colors and Symbols of our Crest are biblically founded (Exodus 23:3-5) and have significant meanings.

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Church Locator

Our Districts

  • Alabama +

    District Elder J.C. Smith Read More
  • Daytona Beach +

    District Elder Alonzo Smith, Sr. Read More
  • Dual States East +

    District Elder Ronnie Roberts Read More
  • Dual States West +

    District Elder Alfonso Boone Read More
  • Florida East Coast +

    District Elder John Robinson, III Read More
  • Gainesville +

    District Elder James Williams, Jr. Read More
  • Jacksonville +

    District Elder Harry Johnson Read More
  • Northeastern New York +

    Under the supervision of the Executive Council Read More
  • Northwestern New York +

    Interim District Elder Reginald Daymon Read More
  • Ocala +

    District Elder James Ware Read More
  • Palatka +

    District Elder Nazerine Burney, Sr. Read More
  • South Carolina +

    District Elder Mack Wilson Read More
  • South Florida +

    District Elder Herbert Green, Jr. Read More
  • South Georgia +

    District Elder Quainton Neloms Read More
  • Tampa West Coast +

    District Elder James E. Williams Read More
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