Bishop Thomas R. Gray Sr. married Apostle Shirley Gray 1980. Together they have raised seven children and have been blessed with 35+ grandchildren and more than a dozen great grandchildren.
Bishop Gray attended and graduated from Full Gospel Church Bible College in Stafford TX in 1985. He was ordained as a minister in 1987 and installed as Bishop in 1996, and has worked actively in the ministry continuously. He is a Bishop and performs the work associated with that title but his main calling for which God has chosen him in that of a Prophet. He teaches the Word of God with power and authority and the Spirit of God uses him to confirm His word through words of wisdom and prophecy.
Bishop Gray served as Associate Pastor of Bethlehem Temple Church in San Jose, California in the late 1980’s under the tutelage of Pastor William D. Andrews. In 1991, he broadened his boarders and became founder and Pastor of Confirming Word Church, Principal of Confirming Word Christian Academy. He served as the interim pastor of First Church of God in Edenborn, PA in 1995-96. He was also a Resident Staff Minister at the Gospel Rescue Mission in Stockton CA were he personally interacted on a daily basis with problems of homelessness, drug addiction, alcoholism, and unemployment. He has ministered in revivals and evangelism all over the United States and has appeared on several Christian television programs.
At present, he provides spiritual leadership to those in the 5-fold Ministry and their church leadership from the East and West coast of the United States. He is the Presiding Bishop of Confirming Word Ministries and Chancellor of Confirming Word School of Ministry.
Apostle Shirley Gray married Bishop Thomas Gray Sr. in 1980 and from the union comes seven children and more than 35 grandchildren.
Shirley Gray attended and graduated from Full Gospel Church Bible College in 1986. She continued to develop her Christian education at Fellowship Bible Institute in San Francisco, CA. She was ordained as a minister in 1993 and inducted into the office of an Apostle in 2009.
Apostle Gray worked as a teacher for first through third graders at Inner City Christian Academy at the Gospel Rescue Mission and received the honor of “Teacher of the Year” 1990-91. Later that year she was able to fulfill her dream of providing superior private Christian education to inner city children at an affordable cost, when she helped her husband start Confirming Word Christian Academy for K-8th graders. She is the Administrator for the Bible Correspondence Course and the School of Ministry. Shirley has 25 years of corporate management experience; most of which was spent in healthcare institutes. She is a wife, grandmother and the Administrator of Confirming Word Ministries.