Bishop Bruce V. Parham, Sr., Ph.D. was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He is the youngest of three sons given to Pastor Arthur and Almeda Parham. Being raised as a son in ministry, both physically and spiritually, instilled his burden for ministry. It was obvious by the age of two that Bishop Parham had a rich anointing to sing. As an adolescent, he was engaged as a regular soloist at various church services, annual conventions and convocations of Mt. Sinai Holy Churches of America, Inc. During this time, Bishop Parham's gift of singing was encouraged by his grandmother who told him to "Open up your mouth and sing!"