City of Refuge Apostolic Ministry, Inc. was founded by Elder Bobby L. Harris, Sr., and was incorporated in February 2016. Shortly thereafter, Elder Harris began conducting bible studies and prayer in the family home with his immediate family. In August 2017, services were moved to the Best Western Conference Center in Creedmoor, North Carolina. In September 2017, City of Refuge was blessed with a building and moved to 120 West Church Street in Creedmoor, NC, where services are currently being held.
City of Refuge’s name was revealed to the then Minister Harris while he committed himself to a 12-month sabbatical dedicated to prayer, fasting, and meditating on God’s word. City of Refuge’s theme scripture comes from Psalm 91:2, “…He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” City of Refuge’s mission is to declare Jesus as the one and only true and living God, to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, to worship and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and to create a Christian community of transformed followers of Jesus Christ.
Since inception, many changes have occurred at City of Refuge. On August 2, 2017, Elder Harris was ordained at the 61st International Holy Convocation of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith International, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky, where Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr., was the Presiding Bishop. City of Refuge became a member of the North Carolina District Council of the PCAF on December 5, 2017, where Bishop Otto Richardson was the Diocesan Bishop. City of Refuge remained in the PCAF until September 15, 2019, and subsequently became affiliated with the Christian Apostolic Fellowship of Churches International, Inc., on October 23, 2019, where Bishop Paul M. Capers is the Presiding Bishop. Finally, Elder Harris was confirmed District Elder at the Inaugural Holy Convocation of the Christian Apostolic Fellowship of Churches International, Inc. on November 22, 2019.