Meet Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Johnsie W. Cogman

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from the University of NC, Chapel Hill, in 1983, a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Southern California in 1987 and a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University in 2007. Rev. Cogman earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, 2016.

Some facts about Rev. Cogman: she is a Stage III Breast Cancer survivor, a former educator in Prince George’s County, MD; a former Air Force Officer, former top Independent Sales Director in Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.; and former Account Manager for Bolling AFB Chapel Center, managing the Chapel Tithes and Offering Funds for five different faith groups and a former instructor for the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Dr. Cogman is a certified coach with International Coaching Federation (ICF), a consultant and trainer specializing in innovative leadership, relationship-building and self-care.  She is also a professionally trained motivational, inspirational speaker.

Rev. Cogman has numerous awards and honors, which include Toastmasters International Speech Contests (Club, Area, Division and District awards); Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), Delegate for the Maryland State Teachers Association; Delegate for the National Educators Association; and most improved Mary Kay Director in the state of Maryland.

She continues to give back to her community by volunteering in feeding those in need, mentoring and training for several youth empowerment programs.

Adopted at birth, Rev. Cogman’s life has included many challenges and successes. She has endured divorce, single parenting, remarriage, death of 2 children, and cancer. Throughout the journey, she has remained full of life, spirit and energy.

Rev. Cogman is married to a very supportive husband, Billy R. Cogman. The Cogmans are the proud parents of twin adult sons, Jacob and James. Jacob is a candidate for a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology, Emory University. James is a candidate for a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, Yale University.  

If you don’t remember anything else about her, know that Rev. Dr. Cogman is a child of God, saved by grace, redeemed by the blood, delivered from suffering, forgiven through mercy, walking in wisdom, living by faith while proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ though the actions in her life.