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The Cleveland Baptist AssociationOhio Leadership Academy Calls Dr. David A. Cobb as Academic Dean

Reverend Dr. David A. Cobb Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 13, and he is the son of Barbara Shaw. He has one sister, Kenisha Kirkdoll (Eulas) and one brother, Quevin Cobb. Pastor Cobb is happily married to the lovely Mrs. Tracey Cobb. David and Tracey have been married for twenty years, and they are the proud parents of David (16) and Tiffany (12). Pastor Cobb repented of his sins and placed his faith in Jesus Christ on August 5, 1985 at Little Zion Baptist Church.

Pastor Cobb was licensed on November 8, 1992 at Little Zion Baptist Church, and he was ordained in November 20, 1994 at Little Zion Baptist Church. Pastor Cobb received his Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Georgia in 1996, his Master of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary in 2000, and his Doctor of Ministry at Luther Rice Seminary in August of 2004. Dr. Cobb was the Dean of Students at Luther Rice Seminary, and he also served as Executive Pastor on the Elder Board of Salem Bible Church where Jasper Williams Jr. is the Senior Pastor & Joseph L. Williams is the Pastor. On March 4, 2007, he began serving as the resident theologian at Emanuel Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio and became the president and founder of the Member to Minister Ministries. Under his leadership many creative ministries, events, conferences, and community initiatives have been established: Wednesday Noonday Bible Study, AWANA, EBC Deaf Revival, Soup 4 the Soul, Prescriptions for Daily Living Devotionals, Emmanuel Community Help Fair, Armed and Awake Revival, EBC Summer Camp, Church-Wide Bootcamp, First-look, Rededication & Consecration Month and the Annual Youth Explosion . Pastor Cobb was a professor and board member of the North Metro Bible Institute, and he is currently a member of NAACP, United Pastors in Mission, Greater Cleveland Baptist Pastors Council, Cleveland Ministers Conference, and a board member of the Northeast Ohio Faith Based Collaborative, Cleveland MOETEP and Strengthening Our Students. Pastor Cobb was recognized by Kaleidoscope Magazine in 2009 as one of the New Influential Pastors of Cleveland, and he was inducted into the 2010 40/40 Club of Greater Cleveland. In 2014, Pastor Cobb served on the Attorney General's Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training Issues. Outside of his church activities and responsibilities, Pastor Cobb is a writer, motivational speaker, conference facilitator, an assistant baseball coach, and National Facilitator and Advisor for PLACE Ministries (an organization that helps people find their place in ministry and in life. Pastor Cobb has been spreading God’s word around these United States as well as the country of Jamaica. Pastor Cobb, favorite scripture is Ephesians 2:8-10 because it reminds him that he works because he is saved and not to get saved.


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