The Hour of Truth

Bishop William Lee Bonner

Bishop William Lee Bonner, born in 1921, was a distinguished leader in the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith. His ministry, shaped under Bishop Robert C. Lawson, began in the 1940s. He pastorally transformed Solomon's Temple in Detroit and later led the Greater Refuge Temple in Harlem. As Chief Apostle, his global impact expanded the church from 155 to over 500 congregations.

With a foundation in prayer and faith, Bishop Bonner's message emphasized hope and deliverance. Beyond spiritual leadership, he founded Refuge Temples in Washington, D.C., and Columbia, South Carolina. His Columbia ministry included a Family Life Center, Retirement Community, and W. L. Bonner Bible College. Bishop Bonner's legacy, marked by continuous growth and community impact, reflects a lifelong commitment to faith, education, and global outreach.

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