First Lady's Bio
Georgia Central Jurisdiction
Evangelist Bonita Durrah
Evangelist Bonita Durrah is a native of Mobile Alabama. Her parents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Clint
(Ruth) Gillespie. She is the fourth child of seven children.
Mother Durrah’s mother instituted the love of Christ in her children at an early age. She joined
Nazaree Baptist Church #2 at the age of nine, where she was actively involved in all aspects of the
church. She served as the Sunday School Secretary and was an officer in the youth choir.
Evangelist Durrah moved to Atlanta, Georgia after acquiring gainful employed with the Atlanta Public
School System. She joined Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Carl A. Moncreiff,
where she was actively involved in the Carl A. Moncreiff Choir, upon marriage, she moved her
membership to Charity Truth Tabernacle United Church of God In Christ.
Upon receiving Christ into her life and being filled with the holy spirit she has been on fire serving
the Lord. She is a firm believer that your word is your bond and that nothing is too hard for God.
Dr. Durrah is the First Lady of Charity Truth Tabernacle United Church Of God In Christ. She is also
accredited for organizing many of the ministries in the church. Some of the ministries she
organized are the: C.T.T. Adult Choir, Wilfred Durrah, Jr. Inspiration Choir, Children’s Choir, and
Missionary Board. Some programs she is currently chairing in the church are the: New Members
Orientation Committee, Education Committee, and the Missionary Board.
Evangelist Durrah has received numerous awards both spiritually and professionally. The
Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle Aaron B. Lackey Sr, appointed her as the United Churches of
God in Christ International Supervisor of Women in 2010.
Dr. Durrah is the wife of Bishop Wilfred Durrah, Jr., the Georgia Central Jurisdictional Prelate of the
United Churches of God in Christ, and the mother of two children: Wilfred, III ,and Amber, the
grandmother of five and countless spiritual children.
Charity Truth Tabernacle
United Church of God in Christ
Bishop Wilfred Durrah Jr.