Pastor of Hollywood Church
I'm Keith Cobb, the pastor. Maybe, you could take a minute or two and tell me who you are. I'd like that. But, whether you do, or do not (sounds like Yoda, huh?), I'm glad to make your aquaintance. It was (and is) no accident you're here. (Even if you WERE looking for that other Hollywood!)
Suppose God, using 'Providence,' arranged your happening upon this webpage. Suppose he wanted you to look at a real, average, and normal church. With normal people. No Stars. No markers. No glamor. Just people who share a common past (we're a bunch of sinners), a common purpose - we exist to share the heart of Jesus Christ with every person God brings into our lives (including the webpage).
Suppose God is up to something in that... what would you think He might want from the experience?
As you think about that, browse our pages. Find our boo-boos. The smile. Their presence, though no intended, say something about us and our God. A mistake, or a post left up too long, or whatever, reflects US-who we are. We're so normal! We're so imperfect!
But we are so happy! Why? Because we get it that Jesus accepts and uses people like us - flaws and all - the imperfect people, the normal people.
So, as you check out our webpage, examine it closely. If you find bloopers and blunders, first, smile. Then, tell us. We'll appreciate it! THEN, examine HIM. Read up on Him, especially the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John - in the Bible).
We're thinking two things will happen. One, you will conclude what Pontius Pilot did in his Christ examination: I find in Him no fault. Second, you will see why we like sharing the heart of Christ: He receives sinners (Luke 15:2).
It's been nice chatting with you.
Please check back in from time to time.
And when you think of Hollywood, remember:
No stars at this Hollywood, but we do make a lot of the Light
About the Pastor and Pastor's Wife
Pastor Keith was born and raised in Eastern NC (near Fountain), and
trained for ministry under one of our area's most well-known and
beloved pastors, Dr. Floyd B. Cherry, long-time pastor of Black Jack
Free Will Baptist Church. Joy was raised near Wilson, and served there
as a cardiology nurse for 25 years (Wilson Cardiology). Additionally,
as he worked bi-vocationally in the safety industry and the pastorate,and she as a nurse, they raised five children.At present, Pastor Keith serves Hollywood Church as the Pastor,
He attended and graduated Wayne Community College, the Carolina
Bible Institute and Seminary, Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College),
and did graduate work at East Carolina University and at Reformed
Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC. He has pastored churches in Wayne
and Wilson Counties, in Charleston, WV, and was most recently in
Abingdon, VA before returning here.
Pastor Keith has also served as a teacher and as Assistant to the President
of the Carolina Bible Institute and Seminary, as Moderator of the EPC's
Mid-Atlantic Presbytery, as a Chairman of the Board of the Open Arms
Foundation, and as Chaplain of the Presbytery. He taught at the university
of Kazan in Russia, preached to a national audience in Albania, and ministeredextensively in the former drug capital of the Western world, Medellin, Colombia.
He approaches 40 years experience in pastoral ministry, and continues to
enjoy teaching, preaching, and motivating others to grow and serve God with zeal and passion.According to him, he wants his tombstone epitaph to read:
He stood in awe of God's name. True instruction was in his mouth,and
no wrong was found on his lips. He walked with the Lord in peace and
uprightness, and turned many from iniquity - from Malachai 2: 5,6
Pastor Keith and Joy join all of Hollywood in welcoming you, and invite you toget to know them both better. Find them on Facebook, email them at
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, call them at
(304)-741-2379 (Keith) or (304)-741-2378 (Joy) - or visit with them
(call to make arrangements)