Our Leaders

Suffragan Bishop Charles Graham, Sr.

Suffragan Bishop Charles Graham, Sr. was born on August 22, 1944; the youngest of six children. He was raised in a Godly home in Tampa, FL until he moved to San Diego, CA, as a teenager. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Castle Air Force Base in Merced, CA. At the age of nineteen years old, while in the Air Force, Bishop Graham rededicated his life to the Lord, being filled with the Holy Ghost and baptized in Jesus’ Name at Bethesda Apostolic Church, in Fresno, CA, where Bishop H.L. Johnson was the Pastor.

As a member of Bethesda, Suffragan Bishop Graham served in numerous positions, to include service to the youth department, Sunday School, Choir, Brotherhood, and Deacon Board. He began his pastoral ministry as an Assistant Pastor to Bishop H. L. Johnson at Bethesda Apostolic Church in Fresno, CA. He served faithfully in this capacity for 14 years.

The Grahams were married on October 1, 1967. Expecting to celebrate fifty-two years of marriage, the Lord, in his divine wisdom called Lady Naomi Graham from labor to reward on September 10, 2019. They are parents of two children, Charles Jr. (his wife, Charlie) and Adrienne (her husband, Solyn), and grandparents of five grandchildren, Charles III, Cameron, Chandler, Samantha, and Audrey.

After putting their two children through college and working for over 30 years for McKesson Drug Company, Bishop Graham completed his Associates Degree through San Joaquin Delta College and Bachelors and Masters Degrees through Aenon Bible College, West Coast.

In 1994, Suffragan Bishop Graham was recommended to serve as pastor of a church in Modesto, CA that needed restoration. As the Lord continued to bless the ministry, the Grahams relocated to Modesto in the third year of ministry. Though it was a sacrifice, the ministry was restored and still thrives today.
On December 13, 1997, they were officially installed as Pastor and First Lady of True Light Apostolic Faith Church (later changed to True Light Worship Center). The Grahams relocated and began the restoration process again. They have served faithfully for over 20 years.

After being elevated to District Elder of District #9, Suffragan Bishop Graham was elevated to Suffragan Bishop and elected as Vice Chairman of the California District Conference, the 16th Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. He served as Second Vice Chairman and heads the Credentialing Committee.  Being a man of Godly-wisdom and knowledge, he readily makes himself available and is a great help to young ministers, pastors, and leaders. He has served as a Chaplain for the Stockton Police Department, a mentor for Franklin High School and is involved in community ministerial associations.

On April 10, 2021, the Lord blessed our Pastor to marry Lady Delores Graham. Lady Graham is a wonderful addition to True Light, bringing a kind and loving spirit and wealth of knowledge. Her greatest contribution is her love and care for our Pastor as he continues to serve us faithfully.

Lady Delores Graham

Lady Delores Graham, daughter of the late Ephraim and Allie Kenner is a native of Kokomo, Indiana. She is one of thirteen children born to that union. She graduated from Kokomo High School, attended Indiana Wesleyan University and in her later years graduated from Indiana University.

She would later marry Howard Patterson and from their union she has four beautifully saved children. Being led by the example of her Godly Holy Ghost filled parents, she was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Spirit at an early age. Her journey of ministry and service began under the leadership of Elder Samuel Johnson and later Suffragan Bishop Rufus C. Mills. She served in the Music Ministry as the Choir Director and Church Organist as well as Sunday School Instructor. Bible Bowl participant and Church Recording Secretary. Because of her love for reading coupled with her passion for ministry, she studied to show herself approved unto God.

In the professional realm, she worked for General Motors in various Leadership Development and Training capacities such as Certified Needs Analysis, Certified Interactive Instructor, and Strategic Planner. She was the GM Program Coordinator and Facilitator for the Investment for Excellence, a personal/professional development class for several years.

She became a Licensed Real Estate salesperson and went on to sell real estate for a number of years. She yet holds her real estate Broker license as a licensed Real Estate Referral Agent.

To care for her aging and ailing mother, Lady Delores would later retire from General Motors. To know Lady Delores is to know that her love for her family is very important. She humbly cared for her Mother who was a true Woman of God until her death.

Very actively involved in her community, she served as President of the Howard County Division of the American Heart Association (AHA), Secretary of the Indiana AHA, Member of the Allocations Council of the United Way, Coordinator of the Bike-A-Thon for the Diabetes Association, Mentor for the IUK Destination Education Program, Muscular Dystrophy Association Program Coordinator of Indianapolis and Lead Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator.

To be closer to her children, Lady Delores moved to Indianapolis and made Christ Church Apostolic her church home under the leadership of the late Bishop James E. Tyson. Recognizing the gifts that she had, Bishop Tyson and Dr. Betty Showell Tyson quickly put her to work in the vineyard. During her tenure, Bishop Tyson selected her to join the Christ Church Apostolic Board of Directors, making her the first female Trustee in the history of Christ Church Apostolic. She worked as an Event Coordinator, Interior Decorator for the church, and Director of the Ushers, Hospitality and Health Professionals.

Because of her love for her church, business mind and passion for children, Lady Delores was selected as the President of the Board of the Christ Church Apostolic Christian Academy and went on to serve for many years.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.

As God would have it in April 2021, Lady Delores would go on to meet and marry the love of her life in the person of Suffragan Bishop Charles Graham, Sr. It is then that she would become Lady Delores Graham and her family would become much larger and greater including her newly extended True Light Worship Center family.