Brief Biographical Sketch of
Pastor Earl Peterson, Jr.
In August 1974, he enlisted in the United States Army, and February 15, 1975, he was joined in Holy Matrimony to Miss Bettie Elbert, his childhood sweetheart. God blessed their union with three beautiful daughters: Takeitha Jea`une (husband Elder Vincent Carter), Andrea Latisha (husband Elder Larry Johnson) and Krystina Keoca (husband Prophet Tracey Freeman). Both Pastor Peterson and First Lady Peterson are the proud grandparents of Lady Trachelle Krysti`aune Freeman (2 ½ years old). As a soldier, Elder Peterson and his family traveled to Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia, California, Germany, Louisiana and Colorado. During his tour in the Army, Elder Peterson continued to pursue his education and in 1981 was blessed to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree from American Technical University and in year 2000, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado Christian University in Business Management. In 2008, he obtained his MBA degree from the Colorado Technical University. While assigned in Germany, Elder Peterson was blessed to Pastor two churches: Northern Germany Church Of God In Christ in Bremerhaven, Germany, and the Free For All Church Of God In Christ in Darmstadt, Germany. His tour in the United States Army ended in retirement as an Army Officer (Major) after 22.5 years of valiant service in September of 1996 to the picturesque state of Colorado.
He has served and held various positions of leadership in the church under such dynamic and noted leaders as: Bishop Roy L. H. Winbush (1st Jurisdiction of Louisiana), Bishop J. A. Young (Oklahoma Northeast), Bishop Carlis Moody (Germany Jurisdiction), Bishop Frank E. Johnson and presently under Bishop Roosevelt Dunn, the Jurisdictional Prelate of Colorado.
He loves Preaching God’s word, Praising God in the dance, but most of all he loves to Pray. Pastor Peterson loves singing the old songs of the Church of God in Christ such as ‘I Know Prayer Changes Things’, ‘Help Me, Help Me Lord’, ‘Come Out of that Corner’, ‘Been Saved All Day, No Condemnation’, ‘Run, Don’t Look Back’, ‘I Was Healed By The Wound In His Side’, ‘We Shall Be Changed’, ‘Let Your Light Shine Bright’, and the list goes on and on.
Elder Peterson has been preaching for over 38 years and has over 20 combined years of pastoring. He has served the church as Jurisdictional Evangelist, Jurisdictional Executive Secretary, District Superintendent and Ordination Board Member. He now serves as the Pastor of the Bountiful Blessings Church Of God In Christ in Colorado Springs, Colorado, member of the Colorado Jurisdictional Trustee Board and Chairman of the Southern District, Colorado Jurisdiction.