Name: Jeremiah Cole

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Age: 39

Occupation and title: Full-time Pastor

Spouse’s name: Janice F. Cole

Children’s names and ages: Felita 22 and Trevis 19

Church affiliation: Mount Tabor Baptist Church

What’s the best part of your day? Spending time with my family

If you could select another profession, what would you do? Teach in a seminary school

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? I love the environment

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? Ministering in Africa

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite weekend destination: Florida

Favorite college sports team: Chowan Hawks

Favorite pro sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite color: Black

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Believing in myself. My brother Otis

Favorite Bible verse: Phillipians 4:13 — I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? Giving my life unto the Lord

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? Organization for our young people

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. I’ve taken courses on auto repair technician

What’s your hobby? Reading

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? When I received Christ in my life

What gives you the blues? Not being able to get to church

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done? Ate some alligator

What’s your best childhood memory? When I got my first bike

Tell us one true thing. God is real

What frightens you most? People who don’t get to know Christ

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and Why? In Africa because I believe it’s special over there

Who’s your favorite ex-president? Bill Clinton

If you could pass or change one law, what would it be? Revoke license definitely for all drunk driving

What last brought tears to your eyes? My members supporting our seventh anniversary

If you could invite three guests - living or dead, from anytime in history - to dinner, who would they be? Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall and Walter Payton

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? The Bible, cooler of food and water, and cell phone

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? Gospel music, Kirk Franklin

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it. Meet the Browns. It’s about real life.

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? Walter Payton

What’s the last book you read? The Good Earth

To whom are you grateful and why? My spiritual father Kim W. Brown. He has inspired me so much in my life and ministry.