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 MEET DR. D.Z. COFIELD

D. Z. Cofield is a native New Yorker who has traveled across the world serving in the gospel of Jesus Christ. After graduating from Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, he earned a Masters Degree in Theology at the Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas and a Doctor of Ministry Degree at Faith Evangelical Seminary in Tacoma, Washington.


Dr. D. Z. Cofield became the Senior Pastor of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in 1994. Since 1994, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church has grown from 150 members to just under 3,000 members. With congregational growth has come campus expansion, including the complete renovation of the current sanctuary, the building and construction of the Center for Hope, a 66,000 square foot family life facility with future plans to build a new state-of-the-art children’s ministry facility and senior citizens complex


Dr. Cofield is the Founder of Hope for Families, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to rebuild communities by rebuilding families. Additionally, he also serves as CEO of the Hope Educational District, a non-profit organization designed to provide a quality, critical thinking learning environment for all children from infancy through high school. Educational entities under his leadership include Barbara Jordan International Preschool, Hope Academy Charter High School and the Global Learning Village, a K-12 open enrollment charter school focusing on project-based learning and language immersion.


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Dr. Cofield is the Founder of Hope for Families, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to rebuild communities by rebuilding families. Additionally, he also serves as CEO of the Hope Educational District, a non-profit organization designed to provide a quality, critical thinking learning environment for all children from infancy through high school. Educational entities under his leadership include Barbara Jordan International Preschool, Hope Academy Charter High School and the Global Learning Village, a K-12 open enrollment charter school focusing on project-based learning and language immersion.


Dr. Cofield has received numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential ScholarshipAward at Dallas Theological Seminary, the H. A. Ironside Award for Excellence in Expository Preaching. He was also listed in Who’s Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities for three consecutive years and was recognized in the Who’s Who in Black Houston publication in 2011. He has written for several Christian publications, including Preaching Today, Leadership Journal and the African-American Pastors’ Journal on Great Eulogies.


Dr. Cofield formerly served as an instructor at Dallas Theological Seminary, an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies-Houston and former President of the Texas Center for Biblical Studies. He currently teaches nationally and internationally in the areas of Christian Education, Expository Preaching, Pastoral Ministries, Worship and Leadership.


MEET OUR TEAM


Deidre Rasheed

Pastor Assistant​​​​​​​


Danny Smith

Director of Ministry Mobilization

Dr. Misha Lesley-Burkins

Director of Children's Ministry


Ron Bell, Sr.

Director of Membership


Darrell Rose

Director of Maturity


Mark Slone

Director of Missions


Dennis Campbell

Director of Young Adults Ministry


J.P. Whittaker

Director of Youth Ministry


Mark Taylor

Director of Worship Arts


Chris Johnson

Social & Community Services Manager


Bobbie Nichols

Receptionist


Albert Nichols

Maintenance Lead


Kimberly Taylor

Staff Accountant


David Donaldson

Engineer


Kristina Kyle

Assistant Administrator 


Cecil Lofton

Operations Staff