International Board of Presbyters
The purpose of this organization is to facilitate the work of the total ministry of the parent body through the concerted efforts and cooperation of its membership. This shall be accomplished through meetings, classes, seminars, publications and any other means that will lend itself to this purpose. Membership in this organization consists of District Elders, Elders, Pastors, and Licensed Ministers in good standing according to the rules of conduct as prescribed in the Discipline Book of COOLJC.
District Elder Willie Shy
Pastor Willie Shy is the Pastor of the Living Word Community Church located in Lawrenceville, NJ and has been pastoring for 15 years. He serves as the Adjutant Chief and the Vice Chair of the Board of Presbyters for the Churches of Our Lord Jesus Christ; the Adjutant General, Recording Secretary and ABYPU Advisor for the New Jersey Metropolitan Diocese; and the District Elder of the Southern District of the New Jersey Metropolitan Diocese. Shy recently retired in 2006 after 30 years with General Motors and is dedicated full-time to the ministry. He has attended Philadelphia Bible College and has some credits at the extended learning center in NY for the William L Bonner Bible College. Pastor Shy is married to First Lady Kathy J. Shy and they have 2 children, Michael and Nakia.
District Elder Benod Durham
Elder Jerry Vincent
Elder Jerry Vincent Jr., a charismatic and anointed preacher, teacher, and pastor with passion for the people. Born in Trenton NJ he is the son of the late Jerry Vincent Sr. and mother Edith D. Vincent and grandson of the late mother Ethel McCoy and anointed prayer warrior of the Trenton Church of Christ.
Elder Vincent is pastor and founder of the Beulah Refuge Church of our Lord Jesus Christ 717 Cass St Trenton NJ. He is one of the youngest pastors in the Metropolitan Diocese of NJ. He’s a graduate of the W.L Bonner College distant learning program in NY with a certificate in ministerial studies and currently enrolled in the Trinity College of the Bible Theological seminaries. He is in the bachelors of Arts program for biblical counseling and biblical studies.
Elder Vincent currently serves as the Sunday school advisor, financial secretary of the Metropolitan Diocese of NJ and served as treasurer of the A.B.Y.P.U dept. of the diocese. He also serves on the Board of The Central District of NJ as recording secretary. He is married to his lovely and devoted wife First Lady Gale C. Vincent and the father of three children Andre, Jeraneise, and Jeramy.
He’s a very devoted man of God continuing to inspire and help his ministry grow. He loves being a shepherd for the Lord and is continuing to seek his guidance throughout his life. Jerry Vincent Jr. has many things that he wants to accomplish for his church, community, and the Lord.
Elder George Lewis
District Elder Vaughn McRae
District Elder Vaughn D. McRae is happily married to Anna my beautiful wife of twenty seven years. The Lord has blessed them with four children, Vaughn Jr., Rachel , Breyl and his oldest daughter Annissa. He has been in the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ for the past twenty-eight years. He has served as Pastor of the Refuge Temple Ministries in Camden, N.J. since 1991. is currently serving in the offices of District Elder and Recording Secretary of the Ecclesiastical Diocese in N.J.