Pastor Cobb Is Leaving Buffalo | News
BUFFALO, NY - He's seen it all. Crime scenes, officers in tears and he's even been carjacked. Now, Pastor Kenyatta Cobb, Buffalo Police and ECMC Chaplain is moving to Florida.
Pastor Cobb is leaving in December to take a job as Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Orlando, Florida.
"I'm going to miss this battlefield," he said. Cobb believes his new assignment was a calling from God. He and his wife visited the church this month and decided to move to Florida. He says the church is very close to where his grandparents are buried.
Cobb resigned as ECMC's Senior Chaplain this week. He has been there when families were dealing with life and death decisions and traumatic situations. He offers personal support to police officers.
"I've been on the streets with the Buffalo Police for over 20-years. I've been in the trenches with them. I've seen them in their pain and in their joy," said Cobb.
In 2009, former FBI Director Robert Mueller presented Pastor Cobb with the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award. The award honors individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, and drugs, and promoting civil rights education/prevention.
In late 2001, Pastor Cobb founded the Western New York Law Enforcement Chaplains' Association to train local clergy members how to provide added support for law enforcement officers.
Watch Claudine Ewing's report and hear Pastor Cobb talk about his job as a chaplain.
Pastor Cobb is the pastor of the Hananiah Lutheran Church in Buffalo. His replacement has not been named.