Bishop Bobby L. Harris, Sr. is the Pastor and Founder of City of Refuge Apostolic Ministry, Inc., in Creedmoor, North Carolina. He is the Diocesan Bishop for the state of North Carolina and the Assistant General Secretary under the affiliation of the Christian Apostolic Fellowship of Churches International. He is an anointed and enthusiastic Bible teacher who uses real world applications, humor and wisdom to help others overcome life’s challenges. Bishop Harris has been teaching and preaching the gospel for more than 15 years, and his ministry has reached out to the community through various social and community programs. Bishop Harris retired from military service after serving more than 25 years. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Lady Virginia K. Harris.
Lady Virginia Harris' apostolic roots began in 1983 at Lively Stone Temple Apostolic Faith Church in Islandton, South Carolina. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Education and Psychology and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. Lady Harris has empowered many young women to achieve their highest levels in careers, relationships, and spirituality, and has done so leading by example. Lady Harris is deeply committed to mentoring and has a strong passion for serving the elderly. She serves alongside her husband, Bishop Harris, and wears multiple hats to include administrator and women’s ministry leader. She values the opportunity to share the wisdom and experience she has gained to serving the needs of others.
Elder Harold E. Arnold, Sr. is an associate minister at City of Refuge Apostolic Ministry, Inc. He also serves as treasurer and chairperson of the Brotherhood Department. Elder Arnold was baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with the Holy Ghost in 1976. He attended BOK trade and vocational school in Philadelphia, PA, and majored in designing and tailoring, but is multi-gifted by God, both natural and spiritual. He attributes these blessings to the Lord Jesus Christ and the apostolic upbringing of his parents. Elder Arnold met and married Beverly Bradley in 1977, and they were commissioned as ministers of the gospel.
Sis. Tabitha R. McDonald is the Young People Department chairperson at City of Refuge Apostolic Ministry, Inc. She was baptized in the name of Jesus and received the Holy Ghost at the age of nine. Tabitha has a love for music and is the church drummer, leader of the praise and worship team and youth choir director. She has compassion and love for children and desires to see them reach their full potential, both spiritually and naturally. Tabitha holds an Associate in Science degree and majored in Laboratory Clinical Science. She is the mother of two teenagers and one young adult.