Apostle Lawrence V. Gray is the Founder and Pastor of Greater New Victory Christian Center church, located in San Diego, California.
Apostle Gray was saved in 1963, licensed to preach in 1967, and ordained as an elder in 1969 by the late Bishop J.A. Blake, Sr. In 1968, Apostle Gray established the first Church of God in Christ (COGIC) in Hanau, West Germany under the auspices of the late Bishop S.M. Crouch of Los Angeles, California. He conducted crusades in South Africa during the Apartheid era. After establishing churches in Washington, Oklahoma, California, South Africa, and Germany, he accepted the calling as an Apostle in 1998.
Apostle Gray has served as a member of the COGIC Adjutant Corps, and is as a licensed National and International Evangelist of the COGIC. He currently serves as a Superintendent in the California 2nd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under General Board Member and Prelate, Bishop George D. McKinney.
Apostle Lawrence V. Gray founded and hosted “The Hour of Victory” telecast. He received the Mayor’s Proclamation for outstanding humanitarian service to the community, resulting in proclaiming June 22, 2003 as “Apostle Lawrence V. Gray” Day in the City of San Diego.
Apostle Gray is a preacher’s preacher, with a special anointing to build leaders for today and tomorrow. He holds a Doctorate of Divinity, and a B.A. in Biblical Studies. This year, Apostle Gray celebrates over 52 years in the ministry, over 49 years as a pastor, and 39 years as pastor of the Greater New Victory Church. We can faithfully say that he is a man of God for this time.