District Elder Bobby L. Harris, Sr. is the Pastor and Founder of City of Refuge Apostolic Ministry, Inc., in Creedmoor, North Carolina. He is an anointed and passionate Bible teacher who uses real world applications, humor and wisdom to help others overcome life’s challenges.
He exemplifies and encourages others to face diversity through daily prayer and study of the Word of God. Pastor Harris’ ministry has reached out to the community through various social and community programs which was illustrated when he served as the Director of the “Strong Tower,” a men’s homeless shelter in Phoenix, Arizona, that provided emergency and transitional housing, emotional support, and Christian education. He has taught and preached the gospel through radio broadcast to numerous countries throughout the world.
Pastor Harris was baptized in Jesus name and was filled with the Holy Ghost in 1985. He has served in numerous capacities to include maintenance director, deacon, usher board vice-president, brotherhood president, young people president, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, finance committee chairman, and Western States Sunday school superintendent, associate minister, just to name a few.
Pastor Harris is a native of South Carolina and was born to the late Roger Harris, Jr., and Dorothy Harris. He received his Associate of Arts Degree in Christian Education from the Apostolic School of Theology in Fullerton, California. He served in the United States Army for more than 25 years. By trade, he is a seasoned carpenter and is currently employed with the United States Postal Service.
Pastor Harris married his high school sweetheart, Lady Virginia Harris, and to this union God blessed with three children: Bobby Jr., Aaron, and Crystal. He is the proud grandfather of four boys: Aaron Jr., Darron, Amir, and Cayden. He is a man of God that has been delivered by God, healed by God, called by God, and loves God. His testimonial song is Living He Loved Me, and he often testifies that God’s grace is sufficient for me.