Rockford’s Dianna Cole receives state-level honor

Dianna Cole

Dianna Cole, wife of regional musician Carl Cole, recently attended the first Fall Workshop for the Women’s Department of the Sixth Jurisdiction of Illinois Church of God in Christ (COGIC) earlier this month at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, Ill. To her surprise, she was chosen to be the recipient of their first Woman of the Year Award for Excellence in Ministry and Community Service. She was picked from several prominent nominees by the State Women’s Supervisor, Mother Angie D. Cullins, and an Event Committee. Dianna Cole is a Rockford resident and native of Freeport, Ill.

State-level honor is already in her history as she and Carl have received the IAPD/IPRA 2007 Community Service Award from the Rockford Park District. Consequently, a Celebration Appreciation Service will be held for her at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, at Holy Temple COGIC, 520 W. Ringold St., Freeport, where her father, Supt. John E. Collins, is founder and pastor. Special guests will include State Supervisor Mother Dr. Angie Cullins (Aurora, Ill.), Evangelist Dr. Louise D. Wade (Freeport) and First Lady Deborah Spates (Elgin).

For the Coles, the month of September also includes the “new season” of autumn as well as their own birthdays and wedding anniversary. For more information, call (815) 914-1487, e-mail or visit

From the Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2012, issue

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