Stephen Earl Cobb

June 10, 1958June 15, 2014

Stephen Earl Cobb, 56, of New Bern, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his home with his family by his side.

He was the Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Alexander, NC, for eight years and Temple Baptist Church in New Bern, NC, for 15 years.

Steve is survived by his wife Maria D. Cobb, his children, Caleb and Danielle Cobb of the home, his parents, Henry Earl and Fay Ellen Cobb of Asheville, NC, and one brother, Mike Cobb and wife Terri of Shelbyville, TN.

A Celebration Service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Temple Baptist Church. A private family graveside service was held at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Stephen Cobb may be made to the foundation established for his cousin’s eight year old daughter, Julia Cobb, who lost her battle with cancer. JuCan Foundation 9695 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. East, Suite 150 Box 239, Humble, TX 77396 or at

Online condolences may be made to the Cobb family at

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.


  • Celebration Service Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Mike Fox

June 18, 2015

I attended Temple Baptist for the year that I lived in New Bern, 2005-06. The main reason I originally went to Temple was because of the wonderful singles group. The main reason I stayed was because of Steve and his preaching. I revisited Temple several times after moving so I could hear Steve preach.

Teresa Beem

June 10, 2015

I am shocked. Here is it June of 2015 and I just found out. Oh my goodness I loved Steve. I painted a portrait of him several years back and told him to put it in a closet for his grandkids! Wow... what a priceless man he was! He and Charlie Curtis will be the guys I think of when I think of Temple Baptist Church!

Teresa Beem

Kevin White

April 3, 2015

I am shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of my old friend, gone too soon. My condolences to Steve's parents, and to Mike, and to his wife and children. I was in Chapel Hill when Steve turned his life around, but lived in a house formerly the residence of a member of West Asheville Baptist, and his copy of the WABC newsletter still came there, so I was able to follow this development in Steve's life. I only saw Steve once after that, and met his lovely wife and very young children, at the parsonage at Macedonia Church. I went online tonight to see if I could find out what was happening for my friend, and I could not be more dismayed. I recognize several names of other old friends who have left messages here, and I know we all feel this loss. I hope you who remain will be comforted in this tremendous loss.

John Drake

January 8, 2015

I attended Temple Baptist from 2005-08 before I moved away.

Pastor Steve taught me what it was to be "Free in Christ". He taught the truth of the Gospel, not legalism.

The impact he had on my life will NEVER be for gotten.

"Well done good and faithful servant." Amen

Michael Angell

November 22, 2014

Just heard of Steves passing. Steve was one of my best friends in High School. While we were very passionate about the wayward things we did in those days I was so happy to learn he became a pastor in that I also went into ministry. I wish our paths had crossed sometime after the change! I am certain he is missed greatly. We will see him again! In Christ, Michael Angell

Sam & Lois Alexander

July 11, 2014

I an sorry that I did not know of Steve's death until just now. Lois and I wish to express our deepest sympathy to the entire family.

Michael Bragg

July 2, 2014

Pastor Stephen,

We'll miss you very much, but take comfort in the fact that you are with the Lord. See you again!

With Love,
Stephanie and Michael Bragg

John Curtis Sutton

June 25, 2014

Dear Maria, Danielle, Caleb, and All of Steve's Family,

I know this is a difficult time, but remember that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5). May God's peace reign over you and may the Father's love embrace you and heal your hurting hearts. May God's angels minister to you and may Jesus be always at your side. Sincerest wishes.

The Rudd's

June 25, 2014

Maria, Caleb & Danielle, You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Pastor Cobb always told Clifford that "The Lord loves a hard-working man". So, please let us know if you need anything. We hope to see Steve in Glory one day.

Trent & Morgan LaLonde

June 24, 2014

God's light will shine in the darkest of times. Sorry for you loss. We loved hearing him speak truth Sunday mornings.