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Hi, I’m Larry Cole.

I’m the founder of  Torch Bearer Leadership Development and

Pastor of Appalachian House of Prayer in Boone, NC.


At the age of 25, I was still suffering from the effects of a broken home and my own bad decisions. I had little education, no money and even less hope of being a successful Man of God, Husband or Father.

In 1996 I found myself with a desperate hunger for God.

That’s when things began to change.

Following a life-changing encounter with Jesus, I got a job with a Fortune 500 company and impacted multitudes with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the business world.

I married my best friend Carla, graduated Bible College and raised 2 children.



My heart is still burning passionately for Jesus and I live to help others gain that same passion and be victorious Believers.

I love to listen to people tell their individual story and help them find where they are and help chart the path of where God is leading them.

I love to teach how to be aware of God's Presence and how to experience

Personal Discipleship from Him!

I speak to congregations and groups, illuminating the Covenant God has made with us through His Son.


To get in touch you can fill out the contact form, message me on Facebook or just call me.

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