403(b) RETIREMENT PLAN
The Church of God by Faith Benefits Board is committed to empowering those who serve by providing benefit services that honor the mission and values of the Church of God by Faith.
Thus, COGBF Financial Solutions has partnered with Servant Solutions to provide you with the very best in retirement options. With 69 years of experience, Servant Solutions is uniquely qualified, and we will work together to administer the details of your account. We focus on Improving Financial Security for Servants of the Church, so they are freed in new ways to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Employees receiving taxable income from a participating COGBF church is eligible for the retirement plan and can invest in Age-Based LifeFunds or build their own portfolio with a menu of outstanding individual mutual funds.
Plan benefits include:
- Ministerial tax benefits
- Free Financial Planning
- Lower-than-industry-average Fees with No Built-in Profit Motive
- “Ministry/Kingdom” Focus
- Sophisticated Investment Options
Contributing is simple and there are no costs to the local church or ministry for participation.
To get your church enrolled, contact our Plan Administrator Veronica Watts at 904.779.5469 or email [email protected].
COGBF Benefits Board of Directors
JOHN ROBINSON III
John Robinson, III was called into ministry in 1988 and ordained as an Elder in 1994. Over the past 30 years, he has pastored churches in Belle Glade, Delray Beach and presently in Boynton Beach, FL. He served as Assistant Superintendent of the Florida East Coast District and is the present Superintendent. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from Faith Bible College and is a renowned speaker in several states.
Theodore Chamberlain accepted the position as a member of COGBF Benefits Board of Directors in January 2018. He is a retiree of the U.S. Navy, and currently is employed by the U.S. Postal Service as well as the pastor of Prosperity Lighthouse Church of God by Faith New Brockton, AL. Pastor Chamberlain and his wife, Deborah, live in Crestview, FL.
Alex is a member of Love Temple COGBF under the leadership of his pastor, Elder Garrick Lewis, Sr. He holds the position of finance board chairman at his local church and on the Florida East Coast District. His career history spans over 25 years in helping families with investing and providing retirement advice. Alex is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV.
Karla Hatley is a School Social Worker in the Rochester City School District (RCSD). She is a graduate of Syracuse University and currently working on a Doctorate degree at University of Rochester. Karla currently serves on the COGBF National Scholarship Committee. She also serves in various capacities under the leadership of Ruling Elder David C. Rourk. Married to the love of her life Jonathan and mother to daughter, Madisyn.
Vanessa is employed as the Office Manager at Professional Plus Realty in Tifton, Ga where she has devoted 14 years in acquiring knowledge in both real estate and investment. She is married to Elder Danny Patterson. Her charismatic personality gives her the ability to never meet a stranger. Over the years, Vanessa has been a devoted wife and mother. She currently serves at Grace Fellowship Ministries COGBF in Tifton, GA as the financial secretary, youth leader and youth Sunday school teacher.
As an employee of the National Headquarters, Veronica has supported the mission and values of the Church of God by Faith for 15 years. She has extensive experience with various executive administrative tasks, including communications and management systems. Veronica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida.