Bishop Holly Raby
Bishop Holly Raby, a committed vessel of God with a passion for training and developing
kingdom people into disciples for Christ. The calling and anointing to Pastor were
prophetically spoken into his life at the early age of nine. Bishop Raby’s mandate from God
is to advance the Gospel; giving special time by ministering to the saved, unsaved, un-
churched, and unlearned through the “Word of God.” Bishop Raby firmly believes that
deliverance has no boundaries. His name is often recognized as an Accomplished Leader,
Visionary, Teacher, Mentor, Devoted Father and Husband.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Bishop Raby received his Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies
from Mount Olive University and his Master of Theological Study (MTS) from Regents
University. Bishop Raby is a former U.S. Marine who retired in 2005 after serving twenty-
eight years of honorable and faithful service.
In January 2004, Bishop Raby along with his wife Elder Sherry Raby became the founders and
visionaries of Word of God Christian Center in New Bern, NC. They have committed
themselves to “Reaching souls through evangelism and Teaching to disciple in Christ.” They
are the proud parents of five sons and fourteen grandchildren.
Bishop Raby humbly serves as the spiritual covering of Emmanuel Christian Church; (Senior Pastor Thawng Soong-Zik). He is a proud father of five son’s Dwayne, Mister, Brenton, Derron, and Terrence.