Biography of Jack D. Cohen

Biography of Jack D. Cohen

Jack D. Cohen

Lead Pastor
Haven Community Church

Jack  was born on April 17, 1971 in Federalsburg, MD, the youngest of two children of the Rev. & Mrs. Conrad “Connie” Cohen.


Jack Cohen grew up in North East, MD, going to North East Elementary SchoolNorth East Middle School, and graduating from North East High School in 1989.  During that time several great life-shaping events occurred, as Jack Cohen matured and came to know Jesus Christ in special and powerful ways through a church in North East, Md.

From there, Jack Cohen attended West Virginia University [WVU] in Morgantown, W.Va., graduating in 1994 with a B.S. in Journalism.  Although he worked briefly in public relations and outside sales, Jack realized that God’s call was strongly upon his life and he began the process toward full-time ordained ministry.

In May 1999, Jack graduated from Eastern Seminary [EBTS] (Now Palmer Theological Seminary) in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.


In 1996, Jack was appointed as the pastor of the Elkton-Moore’s United Methodist Charge in Elkton, Md. where he, his wife, Melissa, and children, have truly seen God’s glory revealed over those years.

Then on  July 1, 2001, Jack  began serving as the Pastor of Moore’s Chapel solely, and during his time there God had continually sent forth the Holy Spirit in power and might, revealing the glory and grace of our risen Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ!

In July of 2005, Jack was appointed as the pastor of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes, Del.  Although Bethel seemed to be a great mix, and the ministry grew tremendously, it wasn’t long and God called Jack back to ministry in Cecil County, Md.

In January 2008, Jack followed God’s direction once again and stepped out in faith, holding the first Haven Community Church service in his home. Twenty-five people attended that first Sunday in January, and after only a few short weeks, he needed to move the services a few miles away to Cecil Dancenter in North East, Maryland. It wasn’t long and the congregation out grew that facility and the church moved to North East Middle School. The church has continued to grow rapidly, and is now in it’s own facility.