GOM Chruch's Mission
The mission of the church may be found in Ephesians 4:12, “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
GOM Church's Vision
The vision of Gospel Outreach Ministries is “Souls”. We are a soul-winning church. God gave us the great commission in Matthew 28:19, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
Souls: Phase One
Souls: Phase Two
Souls: Phase Three
Bishop Michael R. Cole
Bishop Michael R. Cole was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 29, 1954. He and his wife, Missionary Herminia Cole, a native of the Philippine Islands have been married for 35 years. They are the parents of two and the grandparents of three. Bishop Cole considers it a privilege to have been able to serve in the United States Air Force for ten years, with tours at Clark AFB in the Philippines and Grand Forks AFB.
Bishop Cole made his commitment to Jesus Christ in February of 1974 and has been in ministry for 32 years, holding a pastorate for 30 years. He was ordained in the Church of God in Christ in 1977, and was appointed to the office of Bishop in 1990, becoming the youngest person appointed to that office.
Bishop Cole served as a lay chaplain for the gospel service at GFAFB from 1976 to 1986, where he witnessed over 3000 people pass through the fellowship. More than 50 of those that have passed through are now serving in the capacity of pastors, ministers, missionaries, evangelists, and/or Christian educators.
Bishop Cole is the founder and pastor of Gospel Outreach Ministries Church of God in Christ. Gospel Outreach is an international church in Grand Forks. Its ministries enable people from all races and religious backgrounds to come and freely worship in Spirit and in Truth. The church also fosters and is supported by many members of the USAF. Through this ministry, Bishop Cole has helped to start and build churches, schools, and orphanages worldwide. His ministry also includes outreach to the poor and single mothers.
Since 1977, Bishop Cole and Gospel Outreach have actively participated in ministry at the Ft. Totten Indian Reservation where he presently has members on location. There is also another fellowship at Ft. Berthold, which is located 70 miles southwest of Minot, ND.
Bishop Cole has attended Park College at Grand Forks AFB, ND, Lake Region Jr. College in Devil's Lake, ND, and Kingsway Christian College in Des Moines, IA. He is also a member of The College of Bishops of the Church of God in Christ.
During his tenure as a man of God, Bishop has traveled to over 35 countries, including Bulgaria, China, the West Indies, the Philippines, Canada, Cuba, Germany, England, the North Pole, and throughout the continents of South America and Africa.
Bishop Cole is a well sought after speaker in many major cities and urban areas throughout the United States and abroad. He truly is a missionary to the world and has experienced the manifested power of God throughout his ministry.
Mother Herminia Cole
Herminia Cole is the First Lady of Gospel Outreach Ministries Church of God in Christ in Grand Forks, North Dakota where her husband, Bishop Michael R Cole is the Pastor.
First Lady Cole is a renowned and active leader within the ministry. She is the President of the Women's Ministry, which has numerous auxiliaries. First Lady Cole is a sought out speaker in the area of Women's ministry. Many souls, women in particular, have been saved, healed and enlightened by her unique and insightful delivery of the word of God. She is full of wisdom and God has truly gifted her to deal with the issues that affect women. She is proudly married to a wonderful man of God and has two children and three grandchildren.
First Lady Cole is saved, sanctified, and Holy Ghost filled. She loves the Lord with all her heart and lives by Biblical principals.