ABOUT OUR COMPANY

COGBF Financial Solutions was incorporated on April 2017, under the Florida 501c.3 Not-for-Profit law.  It received its 1023 Exempt designation from the IRS of the United States Treasury Department and operates according to the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (NASAA) Statement of Policy amended April 18, 2004.  The fund was established to assist COGBF churches and Ministries by providing loans for new facilities, renovation, and refinances with investor funds.

OUR MISSION

Church of  God by Faith Financial Solutions mission is to ADVANCE the Kingdom of God, EXPAND the foot-print of Church of God by Faith, BUILD excellent facilities and EMPOWER our churches and the people of God

OUR CORE VALUES

HONOR GOD

“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10

 

HELP INVESTORS GET A GREAT RETURN  ON THEIR INVESTMENTS

“One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

A generous man will  prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Prov. 11:24-25

 

HELP CHURCHES GET TO THE NEXT STEP

“Where there is no  guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14

OUR STAFF

COGBF Financial Solutions is governed by Board of Directors and managed by a capable Team that brings together a diversity of skills including leadership, administration, management, banking, building, and entrepreneurship.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Q: What is the process for acquiring a church refinance?

A: A church must submit: a COGBF Financial Solutions application, any required documentation, and meet all criteria established; all of which is available via the website: www.cogbffs.org.

Q: Is COGBF Financial Solutions a not-for-profit organization?

A: Yes, this is not for profit 501c.3 organization, established under IRS guidelines with legal counsel.

Q: How is the Extension Fund different from a bank or credit union?

A: When it comes to making a decision as to which financial institution an individual should choose to entrust his or her money, the “eternal benefits” provided through the COGBF Extension Fund should be kept in mind. Not only does the Extension Fund offer better rates than banks and credit unions, it also uses the investor’s funds wisely. The Extension Fund is building on Kingdom foundations as it assists churches in accomplishing their God-given goals.

Q: Is the Extension fund secure from economic woes?

A: No business or institution is exempt from the risk of failure. Fortunately, our business is Kingdom business, which means God is in control. Secondly, we take our responsibility towards our investors very seriously. This is why we have strict lending guidelines and review each loan application carefully. For a more detailed report concerning the financial status of the Extension Fund, please view our Offering Circular.

Q: Is the extension fund FDIC or NCUA secured?

A: The Extension Fund is not secured by any investment insurance. We rely on the faithfulness of payments from local churches as stated in their signed Promissory Notes. All loans are secured by a first mortgage; naming the Church of God by Faith Financial Solutions Extension Fund as lien holder.

Q: Does the Extension Fund offer retirement services?

A: Yes. We offer Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) for both individuals as well as for corporate entities. Rates and terms are the same as normal investments.

Our Team

Angela D. Robinson

Fund Administrator

Angela D. Robinson is the owner of ADR by Design, LLC a career solutions and business strategies organization.  Her career history in finance and banking spans over 25 years, most recently in Financial Operations at Martin (Marietta) Federal Credit Union in Orlando, FL. Angela is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia with a […]

Pamela Albertie

Office Administrator

Office manager at the Church of God By Faith, Inc. National Headquarters in Jacksonville; FL. Her career spans over 31 years with an extensive background in client relations, customer service, account/project management, training and learning development. Sister Pam has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design.

Steve Woulard

Loan Specialist

Steve is a member of Fairbanks COGBF under the Leadership of his Pastor Elder Jeremiah Lee. He holds innumerable responsibilities as Church Administrator, Finance Board Chairman and Building Project Coordinator. He currently serves as a member of the Gainesville District Finance Board under the Leadership of Superintendent Willie J. McKnight, Sr.

April Sears

Development Specialist

April endeavors to utilize her educational background and work experience to positively influence the lives of those around her.April has held various positions in finance and education. April’s satisfaction and contentment  comes from being  actively engaged in volunteer work in her community. She assists the homeless and women transitioning from correctional institutions.

Board of Directors

James E. McKnight Jr.

Chairman

Term expires June 2019; chief administrative officer, Presiding Bishop, Church of God by Faith, Inc.; founder and pastor, Starke Church of God by Faith, founder and president of Bradford Community Faith Center, ordained elder in the Church of God by Faith Inc. for 35years; president of Board of Directors, Church of God by Faith Theological […]

James Williams

Vice Chairman

Term Expires June 2019; Ruling Elder Church of God by Faith, Inc., retired U.S. Postmaster, Hillsborough County, Retired, United States Army; District Elder, Tampa District, pastor and ordained elder, The Rock Church of God by Faith, Tampa; director Church of God by Faith Affiliation Ministry.

Horace N. Turner, Sr.

Treasurer

Term expires June 2019; Ruling Elder and Treasurer, Church of God by Faith, Inc., Pastor, Ordained Elder and Founder of Sears Street, Church of God by Faith; private business owner/entrepreneur; building contractor.

Diantha Roberts

Director

Term expires June 2019; administrative assistant and first lady, Miami Gardens Church of God by Faith; Dade County Guardianship Program, assistant director; case management; graduate, Bethune Cookman College, Criminal Justice.

Charles McWhite

Director

Term expires June 2019 principal, Tiger Academy School, Jacksonville, FL; previously assistant principal, Duval County, ordained deacon Starke, COGBF, national president, COGBF Youth Department, graduate University of Florida, B.S., LSM; Masters, Ed. Leadership, UNF; previously employed, Jacksonville Jaguars, Sr. ticketing specialist; member Jacksonville’s Election Advisory Panel; mentor, Take Stock in Children.

Anthony Miller

Director

Term expires June 2019; employed at Paychex, Inc., 24-years, business solutions rep.; previous sales consultant, John Hancock Financial Service;  member, COGBF National Finance Board; ordained deacon, board member and assistant office manager, Adams Street COGBF, Rochester, NY; B.S., Management & Marketing, St. John Fisher College; Urban League Black Scholar, Rochester, NY.

Shirley Spry

Director

Term expires June 2019; retired U.S. Army civilian, 40 Years; retired, First Merchant National Bank, Asbury Park NJ; owner/operator private 350-acre farm; financial chairman, Davis Station Church of God by Faith, administrative assistant, South Carolina District Superintendent, B.A, Business Administration, Athens State, Athens Alabama, A.A., Brooksdale C.C., Lincroft, New Jersey.