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.