Bishop Peter Wren, Sr., D.D. was born in Mulga, Alabama on June 3, 1949, the twelfth of fifteen children; he’s the son of the late Elder David Wren, and the late District Supervisor of the Bessemer District, Mother Gertrude (Densmore) Wren; Bishop Wren has seven children ; Kathy, Lenora, Peter Jr., Christopher, Sharon, Paris and Nehemiah. He is presently married to November Wren.
From 1968-1972 he was Youth Motivator at Freewill Church of God in Christ in Hueytown, Alabama. In 1972, He was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ, State of Alabama. He served four years in the United States Air Force; in 1974 he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, and 1981 received his Master’s Degree in Education both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
In 1978, he was appointed to Pastor of the East Birmingham Church of God in Christ. Because of his age, it was difficult for the congregation composed of twelve adults and eight children to accept him; nevertheless, he remained, and realizing the charge from God was greater than the task before him. The charge required a life of dedicated prayer and continuous guidance from God. Along with the late Assistant Pastor Rudolph Bates, who was failing in health, he began to win the hearts of his new flock. He organized activities in the church centered around soul winning, and armed with the Word of God, he went out into the community knocking on doors, and inviting souls to church. Undaunted by criticism, Elder Wren stood on God’s Word, and gained the favor of the people.
Bishop Wren served the second Jurisdiction of Alabama in many capacities. He was appointed State Chairman of Finance, State Secretary, and Third Administrative to Bishop W.S. Harris.
In 1985, he authored the book entitled “Things Believers Must Know”; he was the recipient of the Certificate of Recognition from the Alabama Channel News (1987); East Birmingham Church of God in Christ’s “Outstanding Leadership Award” (1990), and is a member of the National Elder’s Council. In 1994, Bishop Wren, was consecrated as Bishop of the Alabama Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Churches of God in Christ.