About Us

We Believe:


In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.

In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.

That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.

That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.

Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.

In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.

In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.

In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.

In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.

In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

We Are:


We are a local church with a global impact. Affiliated with the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); we were born July 1927. Now with a history of 90+ years we believe that our greatest days are those ahead! We are a full gospel, pentecostal,  church who welcomes the freedom of worship, in order with the Holy Scripture.We are a church who is focused on being a multi-generational church with ministries geared for all age groups.

 Our Courageous Kids Ministry serve our children from ages 3 through fifth grade. Steadfast Youth is a ministry geared for students grades 6-12. Devout Ladies is a thriving ministry for women of all ages. Men of Valor is a new ministry geared for men of all ages with a desire to grow stronger spiritually in a community of faith. Then our Senior Adults, for folks ages 55+ is a very active ministry with monthly, relational, events.

A church who is practicing the scripture found in the Gospel of Mark 12:30-31, "and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.

We exist to Encounter God's Holy presence, to Equip the disciple and to Express Christ love, locally and globally. 

Our Pastor's

Lead Pastor's: Josh and Kaye Edwards


Prior to their marriage in 2012, Pastor's Josh and Kaye both prepared for the call of God on their life. Whether the mission field in Honduras for Kaye or Ministry Team's in Sparta, TN and Dalton, GA for Josh; they submitted themselves to ministerial training. Together they served as Associate Pastor/Minister of Music here at LCOG from 2011 until the appointment as Lead Pastor's in December 2016. 

Pastor Josh, an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God - Cleveland, TN;  is a gifted communicator who strives to present the truth of Gods Word for practical application. He has a heart to see women and men saved by the grace of Jesus Christ often recalling the scripture found in 1 Timothy 1:15, "the saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of who I am the foremost." 

Kaye more than compliments this ministry team. Her heart for service, and personal growth is evident in the way she loves and cares for her husband and her church family. Kaye is often heard encouraging others, "stir up the gift of God which is in you" (2 Timothy 1:6.) She is a driving force reminding us that we all have a gift from God, to use for Him. 

Pastor's Josh and Kaye are excited to announce their family is growing 

by means of adoption. 

Pastor is available for speaking engagements, upon request.  

Email Pastor Josh: josh@lafayettecog.org

Email Kaye: kaye@lafayettecog.org

Staff Pastor's:

Student Pastor's: Ej and Liz Smith


Pastor's EJ and Liz joined our pastoral team in July 2017. 

Their commitment to students and their spiritual growth is evident to be the driving force of this ministry calling. They have served Student Ministries for 8 + years, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the students of LaFayette and Walker County. 

Together they have been married for 18+ years and have two children, Brady and Alyvia. 

Email Pastor EJ: ej@lafayettecog.org