Christ Apostolic Temple was founded by Presiding Bishop Emeritus, Jeremiah Reed, and his lovely wife, Dr. Willie Mae Reed, to provide a place where one could learn the truth of the Gospel and know God for themselves.
Bishop and Dr. Willie Mae Reed (affectionately known as Mother Reed) labored in the apostolic church for over 50 years. They came into the apostolic faith together in 1961. Bishop and Mother Reed were faithful members under their pastor, District Elder James P. Foster before beginning a great work for the Lord in Des Moines, Iowa in 1969. When the Lord called Bishop Reed to preach he gave him the scripture that says, "...Feed my sheep" (John 21:15-17).
Bishop and Mother Reed have been dedicated to holiness and serving God's people. They have been married 64 years and have raised four children in the church. Bishop and Mother Reed have been great examples not only to the saints in Des Moines but to many of God's children all over the world. The majority of their lives have been given to service and commitment to God.
In December of 2017, God moved Pastor Dwight Reed, Bishop and Mother Reed's youngest son, into the office of pastor at Christ Apostolic Temple. With help from his father and direction from God, Pastor Dwight Reed is dedicated to continuing the vision of Bishop Reed, by taking the gospel to the world!