Pastor Michael Cox and his wife, Gayle, were both born on the same day in Illinois on March 9, 1952 in communities 100 miles apart. For the next several years God orchestrated a plan that was to bring them together as a team, preparing them for the ministry. They both attended Gateway College of Evangelism in Florissant, Missouri in 1970/71.
They were married on August 28, 1971 and moved to Pana, Illinois, and began what was to become a family of six boys. All 6 boys have been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost. They are all married and have blessed the Cox family with 6 granddaughters and 9 grandsons.