From an anonymous source:
The COGWA-Mike Moore Connection
Time has a way of making people forget. That's why history is important and why there are things we need to make sure we don't forget.
Ten years ago, as UCG ministers were overtly tussling with each other in a chaotic web of lies and misinformation (on both sides), they were covertly trying to do a 50/50 split of people attending UCG at that time (Martha at AS BEREANS DID has succinctly summarized the fight). In the fourth quarter of 2010, Mike Moore, the CEO of Recourse Communications, Inc. (RCI), who attended UCG in Florida, pretty much single-handedly bankrolled the start of what would become COGWA.
Mike and his wife, Sam, always seemed to get VIP treatment from the Texas contingency, but it was very discreet, and they have stayed, organizationally, under the radar for 10 years. On the Feast of Trumpets(Sept. 19, 2020), David Jackson (the son-in-law of Arnold Hampton, who has been in the Miami-West Palm Beach and Caribbean area from his UCG days and on into COGWA) ordained Mike and Sam Moore as deacon and deaconess.
Cynically, one has to wonder if this was the fulfillment of a delayed promise made by those starting COGWA in exchange for Mike Moore's funding. Knowing how all the COG groups handle things in a very backroom manner, it's hard not to imagine that Mike Moore was promised the perk in 2010, but everyone decided to put enough time and distance between what happened in 2010-2011 so that people would forget and no eyebrows would be raised when Mike and Sam Moore were inducted into the inner circle.