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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 four grandchildren.

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