Apostolic Worship Center exists to lead people to a life-changing relationship with Christ, impact our community and build strong families.


Ted and Georgia Graves attended Christian Life College in Stockton, California. Ted Graves was principal of Stockton Christian School for 23 years. In December of 2005 they accepted God's call to begin a new chapter of their lives and moved to Gresham, Oregon.


Pastor Graves has an amazing God-given talent for connecting with people. God has used him in an incredible way to challenge and grow the congregation of AWC. He is a tremendous preacher and a gifted administrator.


Sis. Georgia Graves is an amazing lady of God. She has such a sweet and loving spirit and always has time to listen and encourage anyone who comes to her. She is a wonderful asset to Apostolic Worship Center and greatly loved by everyone who has had the privilege of knowing her.


Apostolic Worship Center has grown and flourished under their leadership.


About the Bible

The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17.)


About God

There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)


About Sin and Salvation

Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)


About the Gospel

The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)


About Christian Living

As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)


About the Future

Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15.)


Our church started out in 1960 as a branch Sunday School of the First United Pentecostal church on NE Killingsworth, pastored by Rev. and Mrs. Klemin.