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Leadership

COGE is a non-denominational Christian church. We believe that Jesus is the head of the church and following the ordinances of God based on the word of God (the Bible). We believe that Jesus Christ is the Chief Shepherd of the flock and appoints the Senior Pastor to lead His flock. Bishop Buchanan and Executive Pastor, Lorraine have responsibility for the spiritual governance of the COGE.  The Pastoral Team consisting of Pastors, Elders and Deacons serve diligently at COGE. The Bishop together with the executive leaders of COGE appoints and reserves the right to appoint trustees, elders, deacons with varied responsibilities. The Bishop is the chief elder (Titus 1:5-7, 1 Timothy 5:17, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Acts 20:28, Acts 14:23, James 5:14). The trustees’ obligations are limited to the administrative responsibilities as conveyed by the charity commission ensuring that COGE complies with its legal responsibilities. The Executive Pastor serves alongside the Bishop.

 

From an early age under the spiritual guidance of his mother and grandmother Bishop Buchanan, grew to love God.   At the age of 8 years old, he remembers his childhood conversations with God. A song he recalled singing then, he still sings today as a favourite, ‘Yes, Jesus Loves Me!’ It is not uncanny therefore that his message is centrally preached from the point of God’s great and unfailing love for us.  In this way, many seek him out for counselling and regard him as a father to them.

 

He has had opportunity to travel to various countries to preach, encouraging many to come to Christ and experience His love. He has championed the cause for orphaned children in aid stricken Zimbabwe years ago and still support the work there now. Bishop Junior, as he is known was consecrated by Ixthus Church Council in April 2007 and serves the Body of Christ faithfully. Together with Lorraine he started the church in North West London in May 1996 with two of their children, Benjamin and Rachel.

 

 

BISHOP BUCHANAN - Leader

Pastor Lorraine Buchanan - Executive Pastor

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Wife, Mother, Pastor, Entrepreneur and Conference speaker. Pastor Lorraine began her ministry at an early age and was ordained in September 2008 and has a desire for Believers to know who they are as the Body of Christ. She is a strategist in leadership, and teaches the importance of excellence in aligning roles to the will of God. She is supportive of order being in the House of God.

She received Jesus Christ into her life in July 1976 during a very hot drought and has never looked back!  Pastor Lorraine speaks with passion of Christ’s commitment to the Cross for us and thereby deserves our best! Her favourite hymn of all times is the ever popular ‘When I Survey The Wondrous Cross by Isaac Watts. Every word has significance.  

 

She has a passion to see young girls grow up making great choices for their future and as such convenes sessions entitled Young Women of Substance. She is a mentor, instructor to many and presides over of The Lady That I Am ministries.

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Pastor Mona Angol

pastor Brenda

Pastor Brenda Beaufoung

Both have faithfully and in total commitment served the Body of Christ at COGE alongside Bishop Buchanan and First Lady Buchanan. The emphasis of their ministry is healing for the broken-hearted based on this popular scripture, Isaiah 61:3 (NIV

…….. and provide for those who grieve in Zion—

to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,

the oil of joy instead of mourning,

and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness,

   a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour.

 

 

Worship Leader and Pastoral Counselling

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