Dr. James L. Best of Newburgh, NY also founder and pastor of Best Temple COGIC, served as pastor of our church from 1949-1954, and from 1958-1969. Elder W.G. Cheatham of Albany served as pastor from 1954-1958. Our Senior Pastor, Elder James Childs was appointed pastor in 1969 by Dr. James L. Best (his father in the Lord) as pastor of Saint Clara Church of God in Christ in Kingston on January 12, 1969. He devotedly serves fulltime in the work of the ministry as Senior Pastor of Pointe of Praise Family Life Center. Our church continues to grow, numerically and spiritually as a result of his leadership and ministry.