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Rev. Dr.  Rodney Coles Sr was born in New York City. As a youth growing up in New York, Pastor Coles served in various ministries in his home church St. Matthews Baptist Church; He received his call to Christian Ministry in 1987 and he graduated from NYC Theological Seminary School in June, of that year.


Pastor Coles began his post educational career to further equip him for his ministry. He attended St Luke Baptist Church Disciple Class under the teaching of Rev. Dr. J.G.McCann Sr (A.A, B.A, M DIV, and S.T.M. D.MIN)


He relocated to Greenville, North Carolina in 2006 and God called him to begin his own Ministry.  In January 2007 he founded The Children of God in Christ Church located in Greenville, NC. Pastor Coles is focused on building God's kingdom, God's community, and God's people.


In the fall of 2007 he had vision to share with the people of God. The vision of Churches Outreach Network was born.  It is focused on the people in the community, especially those who were not part of the body of Christ, and those who were not attending a church. We provide a network of community referrals, resources, assistance and help to those in need.

In her thirty-five year water-ski career, Kristi Overton Johnson fell daily. Yet in the midst of her falls, she became one of the most decorated women water skiers of all time, holding the world record in women's slalom from 1992-2010 and accumulating over 80 professional titles. Her life experiences as a wife, mother, and athlete, along with her relationship with Jesus Christ, have taught Kristi that falls don't prevent victory--on the water or in life. Through her speaking engagements and the ministries she's founded, Kristi shares a message of hope that empowers people to rise out of the waters of defeat and move on to victory.