He is married to Herminia Cole for 38 years and they have two children, Bernice Morris and David Cole, plus 5 grandchildren. Bernice is married to Pastor Jeremy Morris. Bishop Cole's educational experiences include: Lake Region Jr. College; Park College; COGIC Pastoral Training & Bishop's training.
Bishop Michael R. Cole is Pastor of Gospel Outreach Ministries COGIC. He was ordained Bishop of the Church of God in Christ for the State of North Dakota in 1990. He pastors a diverse congregation of various Ethnic backgrounds in Grand Forks, North Dakota where all are welcome and free to come and worship in Spirit and in Truth. This church serves the Air Force Base, surrounding communities and many of the 1st Nation Reservations in North Dakota.
He has ministered 42 years allowing him to travel 6 continents, preaching and teaching the Gospel to 48 countries worldwide. He serves as one of the vice presidents of the international Missions Department of the COGIC. His heart is to reach souls for the kingdom of God. Bishop Cole believes that the present day anointing of the Lord is Fresh Oil and Fresh Fire for a Generation waiting to fulfill the Great Commission of the Lord.
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