Pastor Mark Graham felt a calling to be in the ministry at the early age of 11 years old. By the age of 19 he had already held his first revival meeting. At the age of 20, Pastor Mark married his beautiful wife Linda and they began  their evangelistic ministry traveling from church to church  across the southern part of the nation. For the first 7 years their marriage, they traveled and ministered anywhere between 275-300 days a year.

   Then in 1995 they pioneered their first church in the small Texas town of Nocona. Five years later they felt God was calling them to expand to reach a larger capacity, and relocated their ministry to birth Overcoming Word Praise Center International in the city of Wichita Falls.

   The vision of OWPCI is simple, to fulfill the call of God by preaching and teaching the Word of God and by being living, breathing examples of Gods power and ability to save, deliver, heal, and prosper the Body of Christ.