Apostle C. D. Briwder, Sr.

Pastor & Founder

Born January 15, 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee, Christopher is the oldest son of Carla Lewis. He was introduced to holiness early in life and was saved at the age of four. The hand of God rested on him and he was filled with the Holy Ghost at the age of twelve. He believes in and lives a life of holiness and sanctification.  Serving God and His people has been a staple in Pastor Briwder’s life for quite some time. He began working in multiple areas of ministry at the Lord’s Tabernacle Holiness Church as a child. 

Remaining faithful to God, Pastor Briwder began serving on the prison ministry team at age fourteen and officially accepted his call to the ministry at age fifteen. He continued to learn and grow in the Word of God and serve in ministry as opportunities presented themselves. In 2006, Pastor Briwder joined the Church of God in Christ and continued working to build the Kingdom of God. He has served in many capacities of the local, district, state and even national levels of the Church of God in Christ.

In 2007, Christopher and Candace were married and the couple has been blessed with three sons: Caleb, Cody and Christopher Jr. Candace and the boys have provided Pastor Briwder with constant support in life as well as ministry and continue to be the source of strength and fulfillment he needs to keep going.

Pastor Briwder has assisted in the establishing and advancement of several local assemblies. He has provided guidance in the planting of several churches in the West Tennessee and Northern Mississippi areas. In 2012, God led Pastor Briwder to start Temple of Praise and has been blessing the ministry ever since. There is no doubt God has much more in store.