Bishop Michael R. Cole was ordained Bishop of the Church of God in Christ for the state of North Dakota in 1990. Bishop Cole pastors a diverse congregation of various Ethnic backgrounds and in Grand Forks, North Dakota where all are welcome and free to come and worship in Spirit and in Truth. This church serves the city, the Air Force Base, surrounding towns and also many of the 1st Nation Reservations in North Dakota.
Bishop Cole’s service includes 39 years in ministry; 38 of these as the Pastor of Gospel Outreach, Church of God In Christ, his ministry has allowed him to travel to 6 out of 7 continents, preaching and teaching the Gospel to 48 countries throughout the world. He has been recently appointed as one of the vice presidents of the International Missions Department of the Church of God in Christ International. His heart is to reach souls for the kingdom of God. Truly his heart is a missionary to the nations of the world and he heard the directive of the Lord “GO into the world…”(Matt 28:19; Mk 16:16-18) Bishop Cole believes that the present day anointing of the Lord is Fresh Oil and Fresh Fire for a Generation waiting to fulfill the Great Commission of the Lord in this Dispensation.