Meet the Founders of Our Church

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Bishop Wilfred T. Stewart and Sylvia Bonds-Stewart are the founders of Abundant Grace Praise and Worship Church, 

an interdenominational church located in Houston, Texas. Bishop Stewart has served the Lord in the gospel ministry for many years. 

He is affiliated with Independents Fellowship International (IFI).

Bishop Wilfred T. Stewart, Senior Pastor

Bishop Stewart served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After serving in the military, he returned to Houston, Texas and attended Texas Southern University, where he completed an undergraduate and graduate degree program. He also attended the College of Biblical Studies and Houston Baptist University in pursuit of Theological Studies.


Over the years, he has been very instrumental in educating, mentoring, and motivating young people in reaching their full potential and preparing them for pre-employment opportunities. He is committed to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and empowering souls to reach their assigned destiny in God's Kingdom. Pastor Stewart is a kingdom-minded man who has a deep passion for God.


"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding."

- Jeremiah 3:15 KJV

Sylvia Bonds-Stewart, Co-Pastor

Sylvia Bonds-Stewart has been very active in the church and community where she takes on various leadership roles armed with zeal and fervor to lead people. Her constant work with young people is a testament to her commitment. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Memphis. Later, she attended Prairie View A&M University, where she obtained a dual Master's degree.

Co-Pastor Sylvia is a true woman of God who yearns for the opportunity to lead souls to Christ. She loves praising God and experiencing her greatest joy of helping birth souls into the body of Christ. She has ministered extensively in many conferences, spreading the word of God throughout the Houston area and abroad.

Bishop Stewart and Co-Pastor Sylvia are blessed with three lovely children and three beautiful granddaughters.


“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”


- John 15:16 (KJV)

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