“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19)
Our Presiding Prelate & CEO
The Fellowship of Christian Believers has churches and partnering affiliates throughout the World.
Grace Catherine Schultz was born in the city of Kansas City, MO to the proud parents of Bishop David and Grace Schultz. Grace received her early education in Louisville, KY. After graduation, she continued higher learning in Columbus OH at Franklin University, Capitol University and Aenon Bible College respectively. She has completed further work at Warner Pacific College and Portland State University. She received her Bachelor and Masters Degrees from the International Institute and Seminary.
Grace’s apostolic heritage runs deep, as her father was the senior bishop in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, diocesan of the 11th Episcopal District over the states of Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Her mother also worked in ministry and served in many capacities.
In 1960 she was ordained to the ministry in Kansas City, MO. An anointed preacher and teacher, Evangelist Grace became a sought-after speaker through out the United States. Evangelist Grace served as the Assistant Pastor and Minister of Education for 17 years at the Faith Tabernacle Church in Portland and was elevated to the pastorate in 1986. Pastor Grace was later consecrated to the office of Bishop in 1989 becoming the first female to be elevated to that position in her organization. Bishop Grace received an honorary Doctorate in 2000 from Grace Apostolic Bible College in Indianapolis, IN.
In 1964, Grace was the first African American teacher employed with the Head Start Program in the city of Portland, OR. She also held the position of principal at Louis I Elementary Christian School. She was elected president of the Oregon Association of Ministers Wives and Ministers Widows and served as a regional Vice President in the International Association. Bishop Grace is currently on staff at North Portland Bible College, and has been for over 20 years as an Educator, President, Board Chair, and present Treasurer. She has served her community through her involvement as a board member of the Black United Fund, Portland Released Time Educational Program, 1st and 2nd Vice President of the Albina Ministerial Alliance. Bishop Grace has also served 10 years on the Service for Children and Families Adoption Committee and on the Apostolic World Christian Fellowship (AWCF) Ways and Means Committe; more recently on the Franciscan Loan Committee.
Grace is president of Grace Cathedral Ministries, an organization designed to address the needs of the drug affected, homeless population and health-related problems including AIDS. She is currently CEO of Fellowship of Christian Believers Inc., which her late husband Bishop L.W. Osborne founded in 1963. Bishop Grace Osborne resides in Portland, Oregon. She is mother to an inter-relational family of sixteen; having adopted three after the age of 50. Presently, Bishop Grace is pastor of Grace Covenant Fellowship Church in Portland, OR.