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Minister

James Gurley Cobb, American minister. Ordained to ministry Evangelical Church in American, 1973. Recipient Honor award Freedom's Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1966. Mayor's advisory committee Fredericksburg, 1980-1981; president Fredericksburg Ministerial Association, Grand Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism, 1986-1987.

Background

Cobb, James Gurley was born on September 29, 1947 in Hickory, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Kevitt and Sara Ellen (Wingard) Cobb.

Education

Bachelor, William and Mary College, 1969. Master of Divinity, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1973. Doctor of Ministry, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1980.

Career

Assistant pastor, St. Martin Lutheran Church, Annapolis, Maryland., 1973-1974;pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1974-1981;senior pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1981-1988;senior pastor, First Lutheran Church, Norfolk, Virginia, since 1988. Active National Church Council/Evangel. Lutheran Church in American, Chicago, since 1987.

Delegate Virginia Council Churches, 1976-1981.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Evangelical Church in American, 1973.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributing author: Augsburg Sermons II, 1984, In Sure and Certain Hope, 1985. Contributing author/editor: Rooted in Remembering, 1989.

Membership

Mayor's advisory committee Fredericksburg, 1980-1981. President Fredericksburg Ministerial Association, Grand Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism, 1986-1987.

Connections

Married Judith Ann Dawson, May 19, 1973. Children: Christopher, Stephen.

father:
James Kevitt Cobb

mother:
Sara Ellen (Wingard) Cobb

spouse:
Judith Ann Dawson

child:
Christopher Cobb

child:
Stephen Cobb