Elder Jahmar Cobb
Elder Jahmar Cobb was born on September 8, 1987. He has 2 biological brothers and one sister. He is a native of Holly Springs, NC. He graduated from Middle Creek High School in Apex, NC. He then forwarded his education to Wake Technical Community College and Strayer University studying in Business Administration. He also attended the Original Cape Fear & Southwestern FWB Conference Minister’s Training Institute for several years. He is a member of the True Way Holy Church, Durham NC under the leadership of his pastor, Elder Darrell Jones, Sr.
He accepted Jesus Christ at his Lord and Savior in 1995 and was baptized in 1998 under the leadership of Bishop Curtis L. Thomas. He has energetically and enthusiastically served in the Lord’s church since the age of four, when he joined the youth choir. He has also served as an Usher, Trustee, President of the Youth Choir, he started the St. Mary’s Free Will Baptist Church Youth Praise
He received the call to preach in 1999. After much prayer, fasting and sitting at the feet of Godly counsel in 2006, Elder Cobb’s public ministry was launched. On Sunday, February 26, 2006 at St. Mary’s Free Will Baptist Church, he preached his initial sermon entitled “God’s still got it all in control”. He was ordained as an Elder on November 12, 2010, during the 143rd session of the Original Cape Fear and Southwestern Free Will Baptist Annual Conference.
In 2012, after yielding to the voice of God, Elder Cobb joined the True Way Holy Church in Durham, NC, under the leadership of Overseer Nina B. Jones. Having the heart of a servant, he eagerly began to work. He served as teacher of the adult bible study and Sunday School. President of the Ministerial Board and Single’s Ministry. He also served on the Pastor’s Anniversary Committee, Administrative Team, Event Planning Committee and Bookkeeper of annual church events.
He accredits his spiritual development and growth to his spiritual mothers, fathers and mentors who nurtured him, even before entering the preaching ministry, including: Overseer Nina B. Jones, Elder Willie Hunter, Jr., Bishop Reginald S. Hinton Sr., Bishop Allan L. Smith, Bishop Thomas Washington, Jr., Dr. Cathy Jones, and the late Reverend W.Y. Davis, Dr. James A. Ivy, Sr., Elder Effie M. Harris, Mother CleEster Raines, and Mother Ethel M. Mckoy.
In June 2019 he was elected to serve as Pastor of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church-Apex. Since that time at “The Grove” attendance has quadrupled. The church mortgage was satisfied, and the body has experienced tremendous spiritual growth. Pastor Cobb takes no credit for any of the works wrought through the working of the Holy Ghost. Nobody gets the glory, but God! 1st Corinthians 9:27 “But I keep under my body and bring it under subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway”. His sincere desire is to walk upright before God by living a Holy life, remaining consistent in ministry and allowing the “Spirit of Excellence” to be the driving force in all that he places his hands to do.
Team in 2003, Youth bible study and Sunday School Teacher, Adult Sunday School Teacher, President of the Youth Department for over 10 years and as the President of the Y.P.C.L. Convention from 2005 until November 2012 in the Cape Fear & Southwestern District, of the Original Free Will Baptist Denomination of America under the leadership of Bishop Emeritus Reginald S. Hinton, Sr.