Rev. Betty-Ann Cox


Abba London Christian Ministries
London, Ontario
Tel: 519. 451. 0602



Rev. Betty-Ann Cox has spent her life answering God's call to serve while serving others. Whether it has been within a parish, in the community, or in her family Betty-Ann has answered that call in many different ways. She has been called to leadership in community prayer and facilitating at retreats. In particular, she has a special gift for empowering others to discern where God is calling them. Her enthusiasm and immense joy in following God attracts others who are searching for peace and purpose in their lives. Her sense of gratitude for what God has blessed her with manifests itself in not only her encounters with others but also in her artwork.

Through her many years of parish pastoral work, she has fine-tuned her gift for compassion and caring. She is especially sensitive to the needs of the elderly and the lonely. Her outreach is also to the sick and dying. Her support for them through listening and sharing is of great comfort to them in the last chapter of their life on earth. She is their prayer-pal and assists them to a peaceful place where they can rest in the Lord... "He maketh me to lay down in green pastures" (Psalm 23). She leads prayer vigils as well as funeral liturgies that are meaningful and comforting to family and friends. Betty also supports those who are left behind and grieving losses... be it through death, divorce, separation or loss of quality of life through illness or an accident.

Betty also has a great love for children and enjoys teaching them about God and recognizing His presence in their lives. Her ministry to young people is not just in difficult times as in her time with young offenders but also in times where they are searching for direction and guidance. God's work through her is powerful. She also has a special spot in her heart for young mothers and enjoys assisting them to find balance through spiritual reflection. Betty also enjoys ministry with young engaged couples and journeying with them as they begin a life together. She has trained leaders and facilitated marriage preparation courses. She is creative and has a wonderful sense of humour and it is clear that this ministry is as life-giving for her as it is for the young couples. She is excellent at encouraging them to use their gifts and talents for God's work.

Betty is also a God-send to the unemployed and has been instrumental in giving them hope and encouragement in this difficult and often humiliating time. Betty has a true gift in leading worship in an ecumenical environment and has mastered bringing many faiths together celebrating their individual differences. Like one would tend a garden of many different flowers. Betty is passionate about all aspects of God's ministry and grateful to have been called to serve. People know that when they call on Betty in their time of need, she in turn calls on God on their behalf.