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Father Joshua G. Cole

Rev. Fr. Joshua Gregory Cole currently serves as a Priest in the Union of Charismatic Orthodox Churches and leads the House of Clergy. He has a passion for Church history, formation and civic engagement. He also serves as a State Representative in the Virginia General Assembly.

Deacon Tabitha Perez

Tabitha Perez was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, IL. She and her family relocated to Orlando, FL in her teen years to help with a new church plant. After graduating high school, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Central Florida. She is currently attending Asbury Theological Seminary, where she is studying towards her Master of Arts in Ministry. Tabitha will soon relocate to Rochester, NY, where she will serve as a Deacon at The Cathedral at the Gathering Place under Bishop Emilio Alvarez, Jr. She also serves as Archdeacon of the Union of Charismatic Orthodox Churches as well as on the Archbishop’s Council of said organization. She works in Retail Management, where she has the privilege of meeting and connecting with new people daily. Her favorite pastimes are reading, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and traveling.

Deacon Deborah Lewis

Deborah Lewis is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She completed four years of study in Finance and Marketing at Syracuse University. After a stellar career as a Vice President, she retired from Wall Street’s Global Investment sector of BNY Mellon Bank and joined the staff of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church as their Chief Financial/Operation Officer. Deborah is also an active member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church and serves on the Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Union of Charismatic Orthodox Churches’ House of Clergy and is currently working as the Administrator for UCOC’s Archbishop’s Council. Deborah is married to Robert Lewis III, and they have two children, a son Jahlell, a daughter Kalya, along with a daughter-in-love Raquel and granddaughter Kalea. Deborah enjoys teaching Christian Education studies, cooking, and her work as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sority, Inc.