Bishop J. E. Hornsby
A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps (Proverbs 16:9, KJV).
Bishop J. E. Hornsby, Pastor of Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ and Prelate of Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction was born a leader who leads with a true vision from God. He serves to promote, develop, and empower Christian leaders, congregations, and workers to impact communities and advance World Missions with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A fourth generation member of the Church of God in Christ, Bishop Hornsby was appointed Pastor of Mosier Valley Church of God in Christ by Bishop F. L. Haynes in 1974. Starting with a small-beginning and a God-driven vision, he and his wife, First Lady Hornsby, along with 10-members of the congregation, reorganized the church renaming it, Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ. With continued growth and elevation, Bishop Hornsby was led with a new vision to construct a worship, administrative, and conference center. The state-of-the-art facility is an innovative, versatile, and elaborate building complex designed to meet the needs of the 21st century.
Bishop Hornsby has served in many positions within the Church of God in Christ. Previous positions held within the Texas Northeast Ecclesiastical Jurisdictional include: Financial Secretary, Assistant Dean of the Ordination and Licensing Institute, Chairman of the Executive Committee, member of the Trustee Board, and member of the Program Committee. On the national level, Bishop Hornsby has served as a member of the Budget Review Committee and as a noted facilitator for the Annual Leadership Training Conference. He has served under the leadership of the late Bishop F. L Haynes, the late Bishop J. Neaul Haynes, and the late Bishop T. L. Young.
Bishop Hornsby is a native of Waco, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, with post-graduate studies in organizational and strategic leadership, management, real estate investment and commercial construction. He worked as a corporate executive for more than 13 years. Bishop and Lady Hornsby have three children who are committed to God and in-service to the church. They also have three grandchildren.
Having been led by the Holy Spirit to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and on profession of our faith in Him, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We promise that we all will watch over and counsel one another in the spirit of brotherly love, that we will remember one another in our prayers, and that we will aid each other in sickness and distress. We promise to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling, courtesy and in speech. We will be slow to take offense, but always ready to reconcile; while being mindful of the instructions of our Savior.
We further agree by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of the church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its discipline, and doctrine; to give it sacred pre-eminence over all institutions of human origins; to contribute cheerfully and regularly our tithes and offerings in support of ministry, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We further consent to maintain family and secret devotion; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealing, faithful in our engagements; and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from everything that will bring reproach upon the cause of Christ; and strive to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, and earnestly seek to live to the honor and glory of God.
We furthermore hold that our lives are dedicated to carrying out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of the doctrines of the Church of God in Christ.
Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ was initially Mosier Valley Church of God in Christ. Bishop J.E. Hornsby and his wife, First Lady Janis Hornsby were visiting relatives, when they were led by God to serve at the church after the ailing Pastor, Elder Henderson passed. Bishop Hornsby and Lady Hornsby, along with a few members renamed and reorganized the church after he was appointed Pastor by the late Bishop F. L. Haynes. The church began to grow under their leadership and ministry.
A few years after being appointed, Bishop Hornsby designed and served as the general contractor of an entirely new structure. The structure is the current building of worship, which includes a sanctuary, classrooms, offices, and an area for fellowship. We are yet growing and experiencing elevation.
Through prayer and a God-given vision we are constructing a new 30,000 square foot worship, administrative, and conference center. The building will accommodate more than 1,200 people and is being designed to meet the needs of the 21st century. The church is located on the corner of Trinity Blvd. and House Anderson Rd. in Euless, Texas.