Sharyn Cosby Ministries started in 1998 when Rev. Cosby accepted the call to ministry. Starting in the correctional system and ministry in the streets with those in the margins.
Ordained through the Azusa Fellowship, in 2000 Cosby developed a ministry team that traveled ministering wherever called and frequently held services in correctional facilities. Two years later and under the leading of the Holy Spirit, the name was later changed to In The Spirit Ministries (ITSM) in 2002 and continued outreach in the margins.
As Rev. Cosby later prepared to complete her theological education at Phillips Theological Seminary in 2007, she followed the pull of God and committed to forming a new church.
Subsequently, Sunday, January 7, 2007, five individuals gathered in her home to worship and In the Spirit Christian Church (ITSCC) was birth. A lesson from Isaiah 61:1-3 was taught, communion shared. From that point forward, every first Sunday in January is celebrated as, Formation Sunday for the church.