Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Joe Cephus Wade, Jr.
Mr. Joe Cephus Wade, Jr. is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jocephus Originals Inc. Wade was born in Burlington, NC and still resides there today. He first started designing for his church choir in 1988 and used this experience to start Jocephus Originals Inc. in 1998.
Wade graduated from Eastern Alamance High School in 1982 and later took a small business class at Alamance Community College in 1998 where he received the Distinguished Alumi Award. He is very passionate about the vestments worn by God’s chosen leaders and choirs and feels that he has been anointed by God to design clerical apparel.
In his leisure time, Wade enjoys outdoor gardening, interior design, sketching and singing in his church choir.
Gail V. Garrison
Ms. Gail V. Garrison serves as the Office Administrator at Jocephus Originals and has been in her career field since 2000.
Ms. Garrison is an asset to the workplace and has a personality that could charm a bird out of a tree.
In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking her family’s favorite meals, horseback riding, gardening, and being a dedicated mom and grandmother to her granddaughters.
Assistant Office Administrator
Mrs. Kathleen Tinnin serves as the assistant office administrator at Jocephus Originals and has been employed for over 12 years.
Kathleen enjoys providing great customer service to new and current clients. She is a member of Miles Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
In her leisure, she enjoys spending time with husband, children and grandchildren. She is known for her famous "melt in your mouth" chocolate pies.
Social Media Manager
Mr. Reco Hart serves in the capacity of Social Media Manager and Website Design for Jocephus Originals.
Reco is very involved in community outreach and ministry efforts. In his leisure, Reco enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.