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Apostle Dr. Shirley Cole - Raiford

President & Founder

Senior Pastor Presiding Bishop & Apostle

Truth & Healing Center

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Apostle Dr. Shirley Cole-Raiford is the Senior Pastor, Presiding Bishop and Apostle of Truth & Healing Center and President and Founder of Assurance of Faith Ministerial Training Center established in 1991 to train, establish and educate men and women of God in the Basic Fundamentals of Ministry Christian Leadership and Development.


She has been licensed and ordained in ministry for over 43-years and has over 45-years of ministry experience in Educational Ministerial Training, Leadership, Curriculum Development, Supervisor of Churches, Church Administration, Operations Manager, Helps Ministries and Community Outreach Program Actives.


She has served God in both the Five-fold Ministry offices and the Appointed Offices of Ministry. She is an Ordained Consecrated Bishop and Ordained Commissioned Apostle. She previously served as the Commission Bishop and Chairman of the College of Bishops for The Association of United Ministries of Faith for over 15-years.

She is the Chief Consecrator and Chief Commissioner of Cornerstone Association of Apostles & Prophets & United Ministries Of Faith International and the Author of Components of Great Leadership Worships.  She writes Children’s Learning Books and develops Training and Leadership Manuals. She is the Editor of “Eye of Eagle Prophetic Newsletter, CEO of SAC-R Business and Imaging Consulting, and the founder/Executive Director of National Awareness for the People NAFTP.

She has been recognized for her humanitarianism by such organizations as “Women of Religious Achievements when she received the “Hall of Fame Award of Excellence”, For Outstanding Services in the Church and Community”.  She was also recognized and honored by the “Socialites Inc.” of California who presented her with the “Unsung Heroin Award.

She has received numerous awards from the Meritorious Service Award presented by The Association of United Ministries of Faith to Outstanding Achievements and Volunteer Work with City, State, Church, and Local Community Organizations. She honorably served in the United States Army National Guard and volunteered California State Guard, San Bernardino California.

Dr. Raiford is an educator, writer, and successful businesswoman who contributes her continuous favor with God to her obedience, humility, and willingness to be available to serve Him. Since 1993 she has traveled across the United States training and establishing many leaders enabling them to become more effective in the Body of Christ. She is a native of California and a product of the California School System. Her Educational Diplomas, Degrees, and Certifications were earned and conferred.

Dr. Raiford is truly a Market Place Apostle. God continues to use her in many different venues in and outside of the Church. She has proved herself to God that no matter what the assignment is, she is willing to do it and keeps Him always first and foremost in her life.


She is married to Bishop Wilford G. Raiford and is blessed with one adult daughter, Educator, (married) and she has two young adult grandchildren.

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