After 42 years of service as a bishop in the Church of God in Christ, Inc. (COGIC) and the Prelate of the Eastern Florida Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, the Right Reverend Jacob Cohen is retiring, but is sure to continue serving the Lord for the fulfillment of his days.
The Right Reverend Jacob Cohen was consecrated Jurisdictional Prelate of Eastern Florida in 1971. Under his leadership, the jurisdiction grew to over 114 churches. Additionally, Bishop Cohen served on the General Board of the Church of God in Christ for 12 years with four of them as the Boardâ€™s secretary where he made notable accomplishments in the organizationâ€™s administration.
â€œWe applaud Bishop Cohenâ€™s lifetime commitment to the Church of God in Christ, his 42 years tenure as the Jurisdictional Prelate of the Eastern Florida Jurisdiction, his 12 years as a member of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, and his service to the National Church in many capacities. Bishop Cohen has a respected heritage and imprint on the history and fabric of the Church of God in Christ. It is also noteworthy that for more than 50 years he continues to serve the Miami community as pastor of the historic A. M. Cohen Temple Church of God in Christ, continuing the legacy of his father, the late Bishop Amaziah Melvin Cohen,â€ says Bishop Brandon Porter, Interim Prelate, Eastern Florida Jurisdiction and General Board Member of the Church of God in Christ, Inc.
Bishop Jacob Cohen, the Church of God in Christ, Inc. would like to send our heartfelt appreciation for all of your years of faithful service. Please take some time to leave your comments of appreciation to Bishop Cohen below.