Having studied in the Midwest, Rev. Cole came to New York to found the Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene. In the first 13 years of the church, Rev. Cole commuted from Connecticut (Approximately 60 miles each way), in order to ensure the establishment and growth of the church. Rev. Cole tirelessly and effectively pastored this congregation for 36 years before retiring in 2000.
Rev. Cole similarly helped sustain and build Taconic for many years. We are eternally grateful for the commitment he has shown Taconic, his church, and most importantly God's Kingdom. We are very excited for this new addition to our Gala!
The Gala was a success, and we had a great time! Thanks for everyone's help. To see Rev. Dr. Seymour Cole's award speech, as well as Rev. Jay Berger's speech, click here.