Men's and Ladies Night
September 22nd, 2019
Deaf FBI Special Agent
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Sue faced overwhelming odds when at the age of 18 months she became profoundly deaf. Instead of institutionalizing Sue, her dedicated parents set out to provide the tools that would enable Sue to live and survive in the world of sound. It was imperative to them that little Sue would learn to speak, even though she heard nothing. Years of speech therapy gave her the voice that would one day be heard around the world. Deemed “a dummy” and put into the slow learner class throughout her public school days she was finally discovered by her typing teacher who saw the raw potential that was concealed by Sue’s deafness. Through the life of this teacher, Sue went on to college where she studied Political Science, International Relations and received her BS degree before doing post-graduate work in counseling at Case Western Reserve and Columbia Bible College and Seminary. The highlight of her professional career was in Washington, DC, where her unique lip-reading abilities were recruited by the FBI.
There is a reason Sue has been invited to speak in every denomination, for Sunday worship, youth events, leadership conferences, mother~daughter banquets, retreats, and conventions. Sue is a living testimony that the grace of God is sufficient. Her powerful story of overcoming the odds gives her a clear voice that resonates with her audiences.
Her humor is contagious, and her stories are compelling. Most of all she inspires through her love for God and her desire to make Him known by encouraging His people to become all He created them to be.
Former Eagles Linebacker
After his retirement from football, Cobb transitioned to being a television and radio personality in the Philadelphia area. He has earned the nickname "G Cobb". His trademark radio show expression has become "G Cobb in the House!" In 1997 he became a sports reporter with CBS 3’s Eyewitness News Team and remained for several years. He continues to host his own weekend radio program on 610 am WTEL. In July 2007, Cobb began writing Eagles columns for The Bulletin, a daily newspaper in Philadelphia.
Gary is known for his interest in urban youth and was honored in 2002 by then President George W. Bush for his work as a mentor to troubled kids. He is a member of the Board of the Caring People Alliance of Philadelphia, which oversees a number of city community centers and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Philadelphia. He is the author of a book entitled Don't Be Clueless: 7 Keys to Life in the Real World, which is targeted to the challenges of urban youth.
Gary is a political conservative and even ran for the republican nomination for New Jersey’s 1st congressional district in 2014. He won the republican nomination but fell short of the house seat in the general election to democrat Donald Norcross.
But perhaps what sets Gary apart the most is his relationship with Jesus Christ. He is a committed follower of Christ and tonight in addition to sharing his testimony, he is going to challenge us as men with a practical lesson on how to overcome the potential temptations and idols of the heart that we as men face in a world gone crazy!
Gary, come and share your heart with us!