Calvin J Cook


Phone (814) 837-7120

Mailing Address
300 W Pine Ave
Kane, PA 16735

First U M Church
Senior Pastor


I grew up in Lower Tyrone Township, outside the town of Dawson in Fayette County, PA.  I attended and graduated Highschool from the Frazier School District. I have one sister Christine who lives in the area where we grew up.  I have been engaged in many different personal business opportunities.In 1997 I married the love of my life Gail - after meeting many years earlier on a lay witness mission.  In 1998 I started a retail furniture business which continues today. Because of my rural background I have a deep appreciation for rural communities and a love of farming, gardening, raising and caring for animals and all of creation.  For 10 years I served as the Conference Disaster Response Coordinator and have responded to Disasters in many places in the US, Haiti, and Puerto Rico.  Missions is a very important part of our life.  In 1998 after marrying Gail who earlier had been a missionary to Haiti we began leading short term Mission trips to Haiti.  We have now established a mission program in Haiti focusing on Education, Sustainability projects, and other projects to help the Haitians to help themselves through a variety of resources.  
I have served the following churches Hyndman larger Parish consisting of Grace, First Ave, Palo Alto, Wellersburg, Cook's Mills, and Gravel Pit - the Fertigs Charge consisting of Fertigs, Pine City, Ashland, and Rouseville and since 2016 Kane First.  
At home Gail and I love antiquing, collecting certain types of antique glass and furniture . I enjoy gardening, raising chickens, and all things outside. We have great passion and spend as much time in Haiti as possible and at our retirement home in Bedford County.