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Ernst Cochy's Bio:
Though told many times as a child, "You are going to be a preacher," Ernst Cochy rejected the call of ministry on his life for many years. Growing up as a "preacherís kid," Ernst was stigmatized to be the worst, and he lived up to that expectation. However, at a Billy Graham Crusade in 1990, he gave his life to the Lord. Not being exposed to the principles of the Word, he quickly fell back into the world, yet he never denied the faith.

In 1994 Ernst rededicated his life to the Lord and came to the realization that what God had for him was far more superior than what the world could offer. Through a season of deep immersion in the Word of God, he quickly developed into a mature Christian. Having gone to a business college and later receiving his BA with a concentration in finance, he was determined to be a Wall Street mogul. However, through reflecting on his past, he began to sense that the words spoken over him as a child, that he would preach one day, would actually become a reality.

In 1998, while praying in his bedroom, he heard several times the words "Accept your calling." At that very moment, he yielded to the will of God and accepted the fact that God destined him to be a minister of the Gospel.

Shortly following, Ernst was officially trained and ordained for ministry and has since served as an associate pastor and youth minister in his church, where he also currently serves as vice president of the Board of Directors.

Ernst ministers in various churches throughout the United States, while crossing denominational lines. Once asked, "What message do you feel God has given you for the body of Christ?" he answered, "Empowering people to live in full effect." His explosive teaching style gives people a practical understanding on how to live the life they were created to live. Teaching topics such as "Ways to Increase Your Influence" and "Creating Your World with Your Words" have empowered many to live their God-given destinies.

Ernst is the author of the book Live the Life You Were Created to Live, which has caused many to find fulfillment in their lives and has provoked them into living out their passions.

By the will of God and leading of the Holy Spirit, Cochy Ministries has been birthed into the body of Christ. Its mission is to empower people to Live in Full Effect (L.I.F.E). Ernst lives in Queens, New York with his lovely wife, Lashan.

Visit Ernst's website at www.cochy.org