Bishop Roy Lee Kossie, Jr. is the founder and pastor of Latter Day Deliverance Revival Church located in the inner city of Houston, Texas. Together, he and his beloved wife sought God for direction and they were commissioned to establish a deliverance ministry in one of Houston’s most economically, socially and spiritually deprived communities – The Fifth Ward. Since its inception, the Latter Day Deliverance Revival Church has served as a beacon light, bringing new life, hope, and restoration to a crime ridden spiritual wasteland.
While serving the Latter Day family, Bishop Kossie also served as the Founder and President of the Interdenominational Full Gospel Fellowship of Concerned Pastors (an organization comprised of multi-cultural pastors and churches founded in 1967). The primary objective of this developing coalition of ministers and churches is to promote genuine unity and love among the body of Christ in order to be more effective in the Lord’s service. Bishop Kossie once stated, “The position of the church in the world is one of unlimited power and potential if we walk in love and harmony; forsaking not the assembling of ourselves together.” The organization makes it possible for all Full Gospel ministries to flow together, to pray together, and to seek God for a spiritual strategy to impact families, communities and the world for Christ.
Bishop Kossie, a native Houstonian, was blessed to enjoy a fifty-year marriage with his childhood sweetheart and Co-pastor, the late Barbara L. Kossie and to their union was given nine children. Bishop and First Lady Barbara have lots to celebrate in heaven as their children continue the legacy they established over 64 years ago!
Bishop Roy Lee Kossie, July 4, 1932-January 22, 2018
Barbara L. Kossie, May 11, 1934-November 14, 2001
Pastor Kim McKee
Pastor Kim the youngest of the Kossie clan of 9 children, was affectionately referred to by her mother (the late Barbara L. Kossie) as “the last button on Jacob’s coat”! Her gift of gab was duly noted at an early age by her siblings who often grew weary of her childhood banter insisting on being a part in every conversation. When they denied her, her father, (the late Bishop Roy Lee Kossie Jr.), would say words that according to Kim “liberated her soul”— “LET THAT BABY TALK”! Her gift of gab was continuously honed through various leadership positions from W.E. Rogers Elementary School through Forest Brook High School and into college at The University of Texas at Austin where she majored in Communications. While attending U.T. Austin, Kim became the founding President of a campus ministry, “Harambee”, Swahili for “let’s pull together”. This group was catalytic to a great revival among students on the UT campus where many received Christ and accepted their call to ministry. Many are serving faithfully around the nation.
Upon graduating college, Kim moved back home in response to God’s call to go “help build her father’s church”. Although she wasn’t entirely sure what that assignment entailed, it became clearer in time as God used her to enhance the ministry in various ways including her service as Choir President, Sunday school teacher, Evangelism Outreach, and as Youth Pastor for 15 years before marrying Kerry and moving away to California for two years. While serving faithfully in the church, Kim also served in other non-profit ministries including Star of Hope Mission, 89.3 KSBJ Radio and currently at The WorkFaith Connection.
Pastor Kerry McKee
Pastor Kerry was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Schreiner University he traveled to California to visit his aunt and search for a job. That visit resulted in a life altering experience as Kerry accepted Christ and was called into ministry in 1992. He began a career in the bay area of California in social work that spans over 30 years. He has had many opportunities to share his faith with people in crisis throughout his career. Prior to relocating to Texas, Kerry served faithfully for over 16 years at Jubilee Christian Center in Antioch, CA. as Sunday school teacher and was also appointed to Assistant Pastor. He is passionate about seeing people grow in their walk with the Lord. Kerry is known for “telling it like it is” and never leaves you guessing about where he stands. After re-connecting and marrying his classmate from Forest Brook High school in December 2013, Kerry was ready to return to Houston to be closer to family and he returned in 2015. Although difficult to leave his two sons Matt and Alec, daughter in law, Jen and grandson Lincoln behind, Kerry knew it was God’s time to return home. Who knew God had such big plans in store!
Pastor Kerry enjoys teaching God’s word and is an avid fisherman, sports fan and chef extraordinaire! He’s very excited about this new season of his life to serve alongside his wife of 5 years, Pastor Kim, as they move Latter Day Deliverance Revival Church forward into the glorious future God has in store!