Rev. Bobby B. Cox, Jr.
Rev. Bobby Bernard Cox, Jr. is a native of Rochester, New York, yet stems from the nurturing roads of Ashford, Alabama. He was reared by his maternal aunt and uncle whom both instilled in him the importance of hearing and heeding the voice of God. He is the devoted husband of Angie Crawford-Cox and the loving father of two children, Tenecia and Bobby “Brad” III and one granddaughter Avery.
Pastor Bobby B. Cox, Jr., whom everyone affectionately calls Pastor Bob, is a life-long African Methodist. He has been in the ministry for thirty-one years and has served the church in various capacities. He has served on the Board of Examiners as the Chairman, Conference Treasurer, and Ministerial Efficiency Committee. He has been a delegate to the 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 (Co-Leader of the Delegation) and 2016 General Conferences; General Board Member 1996-2000; 2012-present.
He has served as the Pastor of the following churches in Alabama:
White Oak, Eufaula (1985-1986)
Shiloh, Clayton (1985-1990)
Tabernacle, Clayton (1988-1990)
St. Luke, Eufaula (1990-1992)
Greater St. Paul, Troy (1992-2001)
St. John Downtown, Birmingham (2001-2005)
Bethel, Mobile (2005-2017).
He had the distinguished honor to follow the late Reverend Doctor P. H. Lewis, Sr., who had served as the Pastor of Bethel for thirty-five (35) years.
Pastor Bob earned the Bachelor of Science degree from Troy State University, Troy, Alabama and the Master of Divinity degree from Turner Theological Seminary at The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Pastor Bob has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, but what he treasures most is being obedient to the calling God has placed upon his life.
He clearly demonstrates the characteristics of a humble servant, a faithful leader and a living example of walking according to the will of God. He is a preacher, who is utilized by God and who is committed to Growing the Kingdom.
Rev. Angie Crawford-Cox
From the time she was birthed, she has been cutting a path to her destiny. Angie is a born leader, advocate, and humanitarian. She is one who has humbly yielded to the call “ come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men( Matt. 4:19). It was the prayers; Godly example and nurturing of her grandmother who help cultivated her towards her calling. Angie spent many days walking the western heights community in her hometown of Eufaula, Alabama with her grandmother caring for the sick and witnessing about God’s goodness to those who would listen.
Angie is an energetic, compassionate, vivacious, spirit-filled woman of God that is nothing short of amazing. She is a member of Mt. Calvary African Methodist Episcopal Church in Towson, Maryland. Angie enjoys teaching the New Members Class, praise and worship, women’s ministry and all forms of mission work.
Her passion and love for missionary work have taken her as far away as the continent of Africa where she helped build a mission clinic in South Africa. Her missionary work speaks for itself. Some of her endeavors include: leading the effort to raise $14,000 for Jars of Hope for South Africa; providing 2,000 toothbrushes and 600 pairs of glasses for the 15th Episcopal District and Bread for the World. She also worked with Apples for Cure and raised over $10,000 for Rural Mission projects to provide the smaller churches in the Ninth Episcopal District (South Conference), and the list goes on.
She has an unshakeable faith in God’s power to heal, for she is a miracle. In 2008, she was diagnosed with lung disease and given a fatal diagnosis by the most sought-after pulmonary specialist in Alabama. She refused to believe the diagnostic report! Angie walked out his office and ran into her faith. She stands on Isaiah 55:3; it’s her insurance policy.
She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. Rev. Angie was ordained an Itinerant Deacon in the AME Church under Bishop James L. Davis. In 2016, she was ordained an Itinerant Elder under Bishop Harry Seawright.
The dedicated wife of Reverend Bobby B. Cox Jr. for 28 years, an amazing mother to two children, Tenecia Crawford and Bobby B. Cox, III and the adored grandmother of Avery McKenley Grace Crawford.
This spirit-filled lady sings praise to her God every day, she believes in words from Galatians: "Let us not become weary in well doing, in due season we shall reap if we faint not.", and lives by the motto: “Live, Laugh, & Love.”