Elder Lamont Lenox, Pastor

Elder Lamont Lenox is the Pastor of Greater Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Chicago and the Superintendent of the Bishop E. Lenox District of the Southern Illinois Jurisdiction. He was born in Chicago, IL to James and Aldrea Lenox. He’s the older of his two siblings – his brother, Deacon Kelvin, now ascended and his sister, Annette, affectionately called “Queenie”.

Lamont’s musical experiences were the launching pad for the destiny to which God has set before him. His love for God, disciplined nature, innate leadership abilities and deep quest for knowledge have emerged a man of great character and integrity.

Upon completing his education at Illinois State University, Lamont desired to broaden his cultural and life experiences leading him to travel to six continents of the world. His music ministry has spanned throughout the United States, Africa, South America and Europe, including an electrifying performance for the Duchess of York. Lamont’s multiple abilities became apparent as the host of “Testify” a worldwide syndicated gospel show resulting in four Emmy nominations. He also released his first solo recording entitled “Yes I Can” which reflects the heart of man.

Lamont was instrumental in the development and growth of New Heritage Assembly of God where he served as Pastor of Music and Arts for eighteen years. His grounding in the Word at Greater Holy Temple, under Bishop Lenox and Elder James Lenox, as well as his training and experience under the Senior Pastor and his mentor Bishop Peecher, prepared him for the unexpected. Lamont’s father and pastor, Elder James E. Lenox departed this earthly life in August 2001, leaving Lamont to face the challenge of continuing the legacy set by his grandfather Bishop Eleazar Lenox and father. After fervently seeking the Lord’s face, Lamont accepted the call to pastor and Bishop John I. Cobb installed him in October 2001.

Pastor Lamont’s unique delivery of God’s Word gives a crystal clear guide for life application and propels God’s people into a closer relationship with him.

From one of many sermons he has given, Pastor Lamont, as with his grandfather and father, has adopted two mottos to live by – “I Believe God No Matter What” and “I’ll Let NOTHING Interrupt My Praise!”. These mottos have been embraced by the GHT members and are truly statements of faith and trust in God.