Our History

The Cathedral of His Glory was founded by Pastor C. Paul Willis in the mid 70’s. The very first meetings took place in a movie theater, which later became the large building today. Pastor Paul received a prophecy saying that he will start a church for God’s Glory that will grow and bring the gospel to the world. It is called a Cathedral because the word means “mother of churches.” 

Our Founder | Dr. C. Paul Willis

December 1932 – July 2021

Our Founder

Dr. C. Paul Willis is the founding pastor of the Cathedral of His Glory in Greensboro, NC. He is an ordained minister of the Southern Baptist Convention with over 60 years of experience as pastor, teacher, and evangelist. Pastor Willis used his training in pastoral counseling and his rich experience in the field to make his Bible teaching reach the emotional and spiritual needs of the congregation.


Early in life, he was called into ministry, leading to the founding of the Cathedral of His Glory. Over his 60 years of ministry, Pastor Paul has impacted thousands through his television show ‘A Word from Glory’ and missions throughout Latin America. He truly had a gift for teaching the Word of God.


Dr. Willis has been widely recognized as a Bible teacher in the charismatic renewal.  He has taught in Full Gospel Businessmen’s conventions, in the School of Ministry of Gospel Retreat in Bradenton, Florida, on the 100 Huntley Street television program out of Toronto, Canada, in the Jesus Ohio seminars and on the Cathedral’s own television broadcast “A Word from Glory”.


Under Dr. Willis’ direction, Templo de Su Gloria (Temple of His Glory) was founded in Guatemala in 1991, helping to establish over 100 congregations throughout Latin America. The Cathedral of His Glory also supports various short-term mission outreaches around the world.

Dr. Willis is a graduate of the Tennessee Technical University, Campbell University, and received the M.Div. Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Other graduate studies include the School of Pastoral Care of the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Oral Roberts University.  

He has published books and booklets ranging in content from deep theological treatises to Biblical historical fiction to simple yet profound Biblical concepts. They include: Bells and Pomegranates, Christ of the Apocalypse and Born to Triumph published by Destiny Image Publishers, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; Signs That Make You Wonder and When the Spirit Comes…Whoosh!, published by Four Winds Publishing, LaGrange, Georgia; and Faith Is keeping Your Sails Up When the Wind Ain’t Blowing and Christmas Pudding, published by Christian Word Books, Greensboro, North Carolina. 

The heart of Dr. Willis’ ministry is to equip the body of Christ through pastoring and teaching to go out and evangelize the world.  He supports local as well as national missions and encourages his parishioners to find their “mission field” and to “Go ye into all the world…” as the Lord leads!

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