Dr. D. Z. Cofield has traveled across the world serving in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He earned a Bachelors Degree at Swarthmore College, a Masters Degree in Theology at the Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry Degree at Faith Evangelical Seminary in Tacoma, Washington.

He is a former instructor at Dallas Theological Seminary and a former adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies-Houston. He teaches nationally and internationally in the areas of Christian Education, Expository Preaching, Pastoral Ministries, and Worship and Educational Leadership.

Dr. Cofield currently serves as the Senior Pastor of the historic Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Since that time, Good Hope has grown from a congregation of approximately 150 members to an active membership of more than 3,000. He is also the founder of Hope for Families, Inc., a non-profit committed to rebuilding communities one family at a time, and founded the Hope Educational District, an organization designed to provide creative and innovative educational strategies for urban communities.

He has received numerous honors and awards including the Presidential Scholarship Award at Dallas Theological Seminary, the H. A. Ironside Award for excellence in expository preaching, and was also listed in Who’s Who among Students in Colleges and Universities for three consecutive years. He has written for several Christian publications, including Preaching Today, Leadership Journal and the African-American Pastors’ Journal on Great Eulogies.

Additionally he hosts a weekly news and public affairs radio show on KTSU 90.9 FM in Houston, TX called Real World, Real Talk, where he discusses current events and issues people are dealing with in our world. He also had a television broadcast, Word of Hope Ministries, that was on six days a week, providing daily inspiration and insight from The Word of God.