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Rev. Philip Cook

Pastor Philip & Sis Cindi Cook

Pastor Cook and Sis. Cindi were married in January 1986 in Olive Branch, Mississippi.  Together they worked in their local assembly doing everything they were asked from cleaning, ushering, teaching, or working with the Youth Department. Whatever the Lord wanted them to do, they were willing. Bethel Church was where they were married and dedicated their children to the Lord. They were very active in the ministry for 23 years.

Bro. Philip Cook was baptized in Jesus Name in 1978 at Grey Road Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Memphis, Tennessee.  He later received the gift of the Holy Ghost in November of 1985 at Bethel United Apostolic Church in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Bro. Cook accepted his call to preach this great Gospel in 1994 and ministered in the local church under the guidance of his Pastor, Bishop Dwight Cook. He received his Local License with the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ and then a year later upgraded to General License. He was ordained by Bishop Don Johnson in April 1996 and received his Credential License with the ALJC at that time. While licensed with the organization, he served as the Mid South District Youth Director for 3 years. Through the years he has held license with the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ, the United Pentecostal Church, Int. and also the United Apostolic Church Organization.

After serving as Assistant Pastor for 6 years at Bethel United Apostolic Church, the Lord began to deal with Bro. Cook about stepping out in his ministry. So, by faith, in February 2005 he accepted the pastorate of Praise Temple Apostolic Church in Madisonville, Kentucky. Pastor and Sis. Cook and their two wonderful children have labored diligently for the Kingdom of God. And since moving to Madisonville, the Lord has added to the Cook Family. Their son Chris, who currently serves as Worship Leader was married in December 2009, to Kelsey Cox. In May 2008, their daughter, Ashlee, who plays the piano and is a member of the Praise Team, was married to Josh Mackey, who plays the drums. And just recently this year on May 17th, the Lord blessed them with their first grandson, Jaden Anthony Mackey. Truly the Lord has been good to the Cook Family.

In the five short years they have been at Praise Temple the church has grown tremendously both spiritually and in number. Pastor Cook had a vision to start a Bus Ministry, in which many have been brought to church through this ministry. Many Departments have been added to the church; a Sign Team, Youth Department, Children’s Church, and an Outreach Ministry just to name a few. The church has seen over 100 baptized in Jesus Name and over 50 filled with the precious Holy Ghost since 2005. The Sunday School Department has been revamped several times because we have outgrown our classrooms. And last year we were able to build a new Fellowship Hall, which is completely paid in full. Pastor and Sis. Cook realize that none of this would be possible without the help and support of the greatest saints on earth. God has blessed Praise Temple with a congregation who love the Lord and who love people and who are not afraid to work and sacrifice for souls’ sake. There is nothing that is impossible without the help of God and all the wonderful members of Praise Temple Apostolic Church.

And for all the blessings – we give God all the glory!

Founding Pastor

Rev. Richard Sisk

Rev. Sisk became a minister of the gospel at the age of 22. His first message was at Coiltown Holiness Church. 

He first began pastoring The Gospel Temple Church. He was there for five and a half years. Next, Rev. Sisk went to Empire Church. That church relocated to Crofton in 1964 and was renamed Crofton Pentecostal Church. Rev. Sisk was there for approximately eleven years before moving to Lone Star in 1975. He pastored there 17 years.

In 1993 Rev. and Sister Sue Sisk started Praise Temple Apostolic Church in Madisonville, KY.  God blessed in souls and finances and Rev. Sisk pastored here until his retirement in 2005.

Administrative Director

Cindi Cook

Ministry Team

Ministers !



Pastor Philip Cook

Rev. Richard Sisk

Rev. Chris Cook

Rev. Ronnie Dossett

Rev. Kevin Cook 

Rev. Jerry Cummins 

Rev. Kevin Cummins

Rev. Tim Vannoy

Rev. Dan Bennett

Rev. Nathanael Hussey

Rev. Josh Mackey

Rev. Jonathon Lawrence

Rev. Tim Bell

"How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?" Romans 10:14

The preacher’s supreme task upon earth is ministering to the needs of the world and presenting the gospel to the lost and dying. The preachers of Praise Temple Apostolic Church are here for just that purpose. They're here to minister with love and compassion to all.


Lori Vannoy


Elders !

Elder Barry Moore

Elder Danny Kirkwood

Elder Ronnie Todd

Elder Cleve Forbes


 “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up" (James 5:14-15)

The New Testament speaks of the elders or bishops. There was a group of elders for each church, not just one. The elders of Praise Temple Apostolic Church are godly, Spirit-filled men. Tested. Proven. They are qualified men of God who love the Lord and are dedicated to the service of His people. They are here for you. They are here to bless, encourage, and pray for you whenever you need them.