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Bishop J. E. Graham 
Senior Pastor & Founder

Bishop Graham is the Senior Pastor and Founder of New Covenant Christian Center. New Covenant Christian Center is a multi-site ministry currently serving in Greensboro and Raeford, North Carolina. He is a man the Lord is using to positively impact the Kingdom of God by challenging Christians to grow and become all God has intended of them to become. While Pastor Graham has roots stemming from New York he was reared in Raeford, North Carolina. At the age of 15 Pastor Graham repented and called on the name of Jesus asking the Lord to come into his heart, and subsequently he committed to aligning his life with the commands of Christ and has since been elevated in the Lord continually.

Bishop Graham is grateful for the opportunity to serve and the valuable experience he gained while under the counsel of the late Bishop Jethro Carpenter. He served his father-in-law (Bishop Jethro Carpenter) faithfully for nearly 12 years, which included the building of a new sanctuary which helped promote communicating the word of God in the community.   During that period, he served as Teacher, Superintendent, Deacon and Minister. In 1996 New Covenant Christian Center was birthed and planted in Greensboro by Bishop & Lady Graham and their daughters Joslyn and Chelsea. In 1997 Bishop Graham was installed as Senior Pastor of New Covenant Christian Center, Inc. by Bishop R. Terry and the late Bishop J. Carpenter.

As a God called shepherd Pastor Graham has made it his goal to reach the lost through the love of God. His desire to reach the lost has inspired the members of New Covenant to be a positive and godly influence in their marketplace – the places they live, work, and attend school, as well as their families and friends. Under Pastor Grahams leadership the ministry has founded a vibrant Food Pantry, which is presently feeding the hungry in Greensboro and the surrounding communities.

He attended North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC and later obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Community Justice & Policy in 2011 from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. He has served as an adjunct chaplain of Moses Cone Health Systems and he is a proud member of “The Elijah Project” where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors, a mentoring organization under the leadership of Bishop & Lady George W. Brooks, Former Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC.

Pastor Graham is married to Co-Pastor Anita C. Graham and to this union they have 3 daughters; Joslyn, Chelsea and Sara. He has proven to be a man of God, a loving husband and father, and a dynamic leader. In addition to all of these things, he is truly a humble servant of the Most High God!

Co-Pastor Anita Carpenter Graham

Anita Carpenter Graham is a Native of North Carolina, graduated from Montgomery County Schools and attended college at North Carolina Central University in Durham where she majored in English.  In 1995 she received her credentials from Liberty University’s Institute of Biblical Studies, Lynchburg Virginia and has earned a degree in Psychology from Guilford College of Greensboro.  Her entrepreneurial spirit has afforded her the opportunity to co-own two small businesses, one being a child-care learning center, Alpha Academy, especially dear to her heart.

Her graceful, down-to-earth qualities and high energy, high content messages are a few of the reasons she is a sought after conference speaker and mentor.  She has presented keynote speeches, in several conferences, workshops, and seminars over the last 15 years.

At her home church, New Covenant Christian Center located in Greensboro, Lady Graham, is Co-Pastor and serves in many capacities, including President of the Women’s Ministry.  Lady Graham’s goal in life is to serve the living God and she believes this begins with service to her family which includes her high school sweetheart and husband of over twenty-five years, Overseer J.E. Graham and their children, Joslyn, Chelsea and  Sara. She loves God with all her heart and believes strongly in the Power which is achieved through prayer, worship and praise.

Her signature scripture; Being confident of this very thing; He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6


Elder Iris Harris


Elder Tarvio McCain


Minister Brenda Gregory


Deacon Ronnie Lowe


Trustee Wanda Foust


Trustee Annie Amos

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