Friday, June 24, 2022
Mother Barbara Bryant – Jurisdictional Supervisor of COGIC SoCal First 
By Rosalyn Lee, Contributing Writer
Published April 27, 2022

Mother Barbara Bryant (Courtesy photo)

Unprecedented times demand and require courageous leadership that awakens purpose in others. Mother Barbara Bryant — the newly appointed Jurisdictional Supervisor of Southern California First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction’s Department of Women — has answered the call to empower the largest, multifaceted women’s department in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) denomination.

The “trailblazing torch” has been figuratively passed to Mother Bryant from the Church of God in Christ’s world-renowned General Supervisor and Jurisdictional Supervisor Emerita, Mother Barbara McCoo Lewis, and Mother Bryant is poised to illuminate her God-given path with unique abilities for this new age.

Mother Barbara Bryant — a skilled administrator and innovative visionary—is successfully charting new territory through her ground-breaking initiatives, programs and events. Equipped with professional acumen and anointed, ministerial tools, Mother Bryant has prayerfully begun to execute a vision that addresses the diverse needs of women in Southern California First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and beyond.


Her transformative leadership inspires women of all ages with diverse stories to grow spiritually, professionally and relationally, while simultaneously serving their communities. Mother Bryant’s holistic approach tackles the challenges women commonly face today and provides avenues for women to build upon their existing strengths.

Mother Bryant will be honored with a luncheon on May 7, at Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel. (Courtesy photo)

The partial list of initiatives, programs and events provides a snapshot of the department’s impactful work under Mother Bryant’s leadership:

  • Health and Wellness Workshops
  • Women of Action
  • Author’s Circle Book Blast
  • Ministry Webinars
  • Specific Ministries in Auxiliaries, Bands and Units
  • Tuition Assistance Scholarships
  • Leadership Conferences and The Leadership L.E.A.G.U.E
  • Youth Ministries
  • Mentoring HER Programs
  • Community Outreach Programs

Although Mother Bryant has received numerous commendations, Bishop Joe L. Ealy and the constituency of Southern California First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction will formally honor Mother Bryant’s elevation at a celebration luncheon on Saturday, May 7, at the beautiful Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel in Buena Park, California.

Congratulatory messages and/or gifts in honor of Mother Barbara Bryant can be sent to the Southern California First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Headquarters: Southern California First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction COGIC, c/o Mother Barbara Bryant, Jurisdictional Supervisor, Gospel Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1480 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, California 90813


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