Reverend Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook was the first female president in the history of the 10,000 member Hampton University Ministers' Conference which represents all the historically African-American denominations.  

Dr. Johnson Cook is a senior pastor at the Bronx Christian Fellowship Church, also known as Believers' Christian Fellowship, which she founded in 1996. A powerful preacher, Dr. Johnson Cook was recently described in The New York Times as “Billy Graham and Oprah rolled into one.” She is known as the “Wall Street Pastor” and regularly conducts and facilitates corporate ministry.

Other highlights:

  • In 1983, she was elected the first black woman to be a senior pastor in the 200-year history of American Baptist Churches of the USA.
  • In 1996, pastor Cook was the only faith leader appointed to President Clinton's Initiative on Race
  • She was the first woman appointed chaplain of the New York City Police Department
  • Sujay was featured by Ebony Magazine in 1997 as one of the nation's top 15 women in ministry and by Time Out Magazine as one of New York's top 5 preachers;

Dr. Sujay is the author of nine successful books which include: her latest release Moving Up (Doubleday: 2008), Too Blessed to Be Stressed (Nelson: 1998), A New Dating Attitude – Getting Ready For The Mate God Has For You (Zondervan: 2000) and The Sister's Rules for Ministry (Word: 2003). Her book, Live Like You're Blessed (Doubleday: 2006), was featured on "Good Morning America," and the "Tavis Smiley Show."

A faculty member and graduate of Harvard University she also received a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH '91); a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary ('83) and a Master of Arts from Columbia University ('76).

Dr. Cook is married to Ronald Cook and they reside in New York City with their two sons

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