Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Reverend and Pastor Cook


Our Church entered a New Dispensation on Sunday, September   3, 2017.  On that day, our beloved founding Pastor, Pastor Brenda K.     White, and her husband, Reverend Virgil L. White, Jr., retired from active ministry.  Also on that day, Bishop Cherry ordained Reverend Andre’ L. Cook, an elder (“Reverend Cook”); and the Episcopal Pastor installed Reverend Clarissa W. Cook as Pastor of From the Heart Church Ministries of Cincinnati (“Pastor Cook”).

Reverend and Pastor Cook have many years of dedicated service to the LORD.  Reverend Cook remembers that at the age of 6 or 7, while in his grandparents’ home, an older cousin asked him if he knew about God and how to get to Heaven.  After a short conversation, Reverend Cook prayed the prayer of salvation and accepted Jesus Christ into his heart.  At the age of 21, Reverend Cook made an adult commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ at his grandparent’s church, Emmanuel Baptist Church, in Beloit, Wisconsin, on the first Sunday of 1989.  Pastor Cook also became a Christian at a young age; she gave her life to the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of ten and was baptized shortly thereafter by her late father.

Reverend and Pastor Cook met while attending college at Washington University in St. Louis. They were married on May 14, 1992 and took up residence in Minnesota where they lived for ten years.  In April 1996, Reverend and Pastor Cook started their family.  They now have three adult children; one daughter Asa Maria Cook and two sons André LeRoy Cook, Jr. and Braden Noah Cook.

While in Minnesota, Reverend and Pastor Cook became affiliated with From the Heart Church Ministries® through the From the Heart broadcast. On September 1, 2002, Reverend and Pastor Cook moved their family to Fort Washington, Maryland to become members of From the Heart Church Ministries® (the “Parent Church”).  They did this in order to continue to follow God’s plan for their lives.  For the next 15 years, they worked on staff and were actively involved in the life of the Ministry.

During that time, Reverend Cook was actively involved with the Men’s Fellowship, working as its Ministry Head from 2005-2009.  Pastor Cook was actively involved in the life of the Ministry, providing spiritual counsel, preaching and teaching various enrichment classes.  In addition, since October 2005, Pastor Cook has served, and continues to serve, as Legal Counsel for From the Heart Church Ministries Worldwide™.

Reverend and Pastor Cook serve with glad hearts, zeal, and with great gratitude for Pastor and Reverend White, for their labor of love, and for the foundation they have laid at From the Heart Church Ministries of Cincinnati.  Their desire is to continue to build upon that foundation as they care for the precious people of God.