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Rev. Osco E. Gardin Jr.

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Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church

Employment History

  • Senior Pastor
    Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church
  • Civic Leader
    Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church
  • Embc Monroe
  • Bishop


  • Bachelor of Arts degree , Behavioral Science
    Shaw University
23 Total References
Web References
Dr. Osco E. Gardin, pastor ..., 17 May 2013 [cached]
Dr. Osco E. Gardin, pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church, Monroe, will present a workshop titled "Churches Working in the Communities.
Mesa View Baptist Church | Page 2, 14 Oct 2012 [cached]
Dr. Osco E. Gardin, Jr., senior pastor of the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church of Monroe, NC was our special guest speaker, and we were blessed to have with us the founding pastor, Dr. Edward Johnson, and founding members in attendance as well.
CEDC Leadership, 20 June 2005 [cached]
Osco E. Gardin, Civic Leader, Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church
History | Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 14 Feb 2016 [cached]
Bishop Osco E. Gardin, Jr.
Murray, Reverend Staton, Reverend McLester, Reverend W.H. Inman, Reverend C.C. Johnson, Reverend Hawkins, Dr. J.H. Ferguson, Reverend David L. Massey, and Reverend Brenda Hopkins served as Interim Pastor; currently Reverend Osco E. Gardin, Jr. serves as Senior Pastor.
Bishop Gardin has taken international trips to Jamaica, and Malawi, Africa. In 2011 he became the Overseer over 52 Pastors and churches in Africa, which was followed with his elevation and ordination to the office of Bishop, in March of 2014.
Under the direction and leadership of Bishop Gardin our Church and Day Care has had many upgrades. With a vision for the future of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, Bishop Gardin was instrumental in gaining eight additional acres of land for our future church, 2 new fifteen passenger vans, a covered shelter for the vans, and two 47 passenger buses. In 2001, a pre-K program for 4 year olds in the Day Care came about as a result of the tireless efforts of Bishop Gardin and Friends of EMBC. This program has served as a pilot for the entire county.
As a result of our continued growth, Bishop Gardin has launched a strategic "plan of action" to move the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church into a state of the art 21st century edifice to serve our membership and community for many years to come.
Pastor Osco E. Gardin, Jr. has ..., 21 June 2011 [cached]
Pastor Osco E. Gardin, Jr. has proven himself with a long legacy of creating Gospel music.
As the old adage reminds, "To whom much is given, much is required," and Pastor Gardin remains at the ready for that challenge to fulfill the covenant promise he made to Him years ago. One of God's sacred soldiers, he constantly proclaims His glory through his gift to lead and protect the masses so it is but another facet of that commitment that Pastor Gardin is an Honorably Discharged Army Veteran and current Police Chaplain with the Monroe Police Department anointed and appointed to comfort and console those lost and in need of encouragement and direction, whether for justice or Faith, all the while exemplifying righteousness for the Kingdom.
A stalwart advocate of education, community and ex-offender rehabilitation, Pastor Osco E. Gardin, Jr., who also possesses a Masters of Divinity and an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, is Senior Pastor of the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church (EMBC) and remains actively involved with various local, social and civic organizations, impressively lauding him membership on more than 12 community, city, county, state and national boards.
Pastor Gardin has been married to his wife and First Lady J. Latricia Gardin for 25 years and they have been endowed with three children; daughter, Shameia, a Winston Salem State University alumni, and sons, Osco III, an alumni of North Carolina A&T State University and Jarred Lamar, a second generation military specialist and seaworthy recruit to the US Navy.
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