Pastors & Staff

Rick  & Alexa Olson


Pastor Rick Olson was born in Indianapolis, IN on Dec. 3, 1949.  His parents, Pastor Fred and Jean Olson moved to Houston, TX in 1950 and founded Gulfgate Pentecostal Church, where they lived and pastored for over forty years.  Alexa Starr Olson was born in Coldwater, MI and was raised in Albion, MI, where her parents William & June Starr founded Christ Apostolic Church.  They were married on July 18, 1970 and went on to attend Texas Bible College.  In 1971 Pastor Rick Olson received his ministerial license and they began assisting Pastor Hebert Starr in Lansing, MI.  From there the Olson’s ministry involved evangelizing, serving as youth pastor, assistant pastor, and eventually a call to found and pastor Evangelistic Temple in Philadelphia, PA. In 1979 they were elected to Gulfgate Pentecostal Church in Houston, TX.

The Olson's later felt God’s hand directing them to  Jacksonville, FL where they founded Church of Pentecost in March 1984.  They are the parents of 4 children, Aaron, Shauna, Logan & Elizabeth.  And the grandparents of Lincoln, Silas & Haley.  

Willie & Cassandra Cole 

Associate Pastors

Willie and Cassandra Cole are dedicated and committed ministers and serve in many areas of church ministry.  Bro. Cole serves as Associate Pastor and ministers at Church of Pentecost in all areas.  He leads services and oversees many baptisms, bible studies, and praying for the sick.   Cassandra Cole is involved in Choir, Hospitality, and many other ministry's of the church. The Coles are generally on the platform most services, where they are serving and ministering. The Coles are the parents of three grown children, Timothy, Jason and Patrick and have 5 grandchildren.