The Late Superintendent Reynolds
Rev. Simon Reynolds was one of the pioneers of the Calvary Church of God in Christ. Superintendent Reynolds served in a number of key positions and administrative roles within COGIC, which was started in the UK in 1948. His last role was as pastor of the COGIC branch in Tottenham, North London from 1998 to 2010.
Superintendent Reynolds was a well-respected and humble servant of God, who always put the needs of the people of God first. He was known for his kindness, support, continuous encouragement, faithfulness and compassion. During his time pastoring the Tottenham assembly, he had the vision to provide a sanctuary that was big enough to hold the people of God and so he had a balcony built to accommodate the people.
“The true measure of a man’s character is not what he has learned from his ancestors – it is what he teaches his descendants”
“Prayer is the power for victory”
In 2010, Superintendent Reynolds received a word from God and asked Brother Matthew Grey to assist and implement on a project entitled ‘Prayer is the Power for Victory’ – which allowed all of God’s people to come together in prayer and worship for 40 days. Although Superintendent Reynolds would not live to see this fulfilled, it still went ahead & was a great success.
Superintendent Reynolds was born in Westmoreland Jamaica in March 1935. Moving to the UK in 1954 he married Mother Jean Reynolds (Women’s Jurisdictional Supervisor of COGIC UK). After years of faithful service to the church, he was ordained into the ministry in the late 1960’s and occupied a number of ministerial roles. He was a much loved figure within COGIC and throughout the black christian community. His legacy will be long remembered for his gentleness, thoughtful teaching and spiritual presence.
“Prayer is the punch that knocks the devil out”
Key facts about Superintendent Reynolds
- Served the local community as a Magistrate
- Worked as an accountant and an auditor
- Served within COGIC for over 50 years;
- Superintendent of North London District
- General secretary
- Administrative assistant
- Executive board member
- Always well dressed
- Owned a huge collection of suits and ties – too many to count!
- Owned a large collection of pens – including a Mont Blanc
- A beloved family man