Welcome to Greater Grace Temple Church

Without question, we're a big church with a family atmosphere. Those who visit often tell us they feel loved and at home whenever they come to our services.  We do our best to let everyone know that they are truly special to God and special to us.   We invite you to experience Greater Grace Temple and allow the love of God to touch your life.  Indeed, you're always welcome here!

We understand a new church, especially a large one can feel overwhelming, so here is some information to help you get to know a little bit about us. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Who Are We?

We are men, women, children, plumbers, electricians, businessmen and women, students, teachers, bike riders, athletes, artists, young, and seasoned, but most of all we are family.

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What We Believe

It is our desire to create disciple-making communities. We do this through reaching people, teaching them to love and serve Jesus, and sending them to reach, teach, and send others.

At Greater Grace Temple, we’re out to reach souls for the Kingdom of God, promoting a positive Gospel of life and salvation in Jesus Christ. We want to touch broken, hurting, and desperate lives with the love of God and the understanding that Christ came to give them life and that more abundantly.


GGT is a 6,000 member church located in Northwest Detroit in the complex known as The City of David. Founded in 1927, Greater Grace Temple has long been a spiritual pillar of the Motor City. We are a friendly, family-oriented congregation that looks to make a difference in our community with the power of the Gospel.


Wednesdays at 12:00 Noon + 7:30pm  I In-Person Bible Class
Wednesdays at 8:00pm | Prayer w/First Lady Crisette Ellis via Facebook or 
Sundays at 10am I  In-Person Morning Worship
Sundays at 12pm | Online only via Facebook, Youtube &
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We invite you to come as you are. Many people dress up for service, others wear business casual which seems to be most popular. The bottom line is that dress isn’t the issue. Instead get ready to experience a truly warm and welcoming atmosphere with open arms of God’s love.


We have a wealth of parking space on site and in our outlying lots. Shuttle service is provided on Sundays and at special events from the outer lots to and from the church. All of our lots are monitored daily by our friendly uniformed church security personnel, who are happy to assist you with parking.  We even have personnel on golf carts to help those who are unable to walk long distances.

You are free to sit an any available seat.  If the service has already begun, an usher will help guide you. 

Both services (7am and 11am) on Sundays are comprised of music or Fine Arts designed to lead you into praise and worship.  You are encouraged to stand, sit, raise your hands, clap and sing your heart out!  This is followed by prayer and then the preached word.  Our Senior Pastor, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III preaches the majority of our services.


During the “altar call” in the final moments of the service, prayer is available for anyone who desires it. In addition, ministers are available after the service to baptize those who desire it. No need to bring anything, we have everything that you’ll need. Our ministers will also explain to you about its importance and answer any questions you may have.


Creative outreach is the best way to describe this ministry. Our outreaches run the gamut from services in Cass Park to our illustrated sermons that have become a Motor City tradition. Our Back To School festival, Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway and Christmas Bicycle Giveaway are well known in the community.

Ministry for All Ages


Our superb Children’s Ministry is known for its creativity in stirring your child’s interest knowing God, and learning about His ways. A dynamic puppet ministry, interactive illustrated sermons, and field trips are just a few of the exciting offerings of this ministry.


The Ministry in Action Teen is tailored for teens ages 13-19. It’s an anointed, energy filled worship experience that your young person will not forget. Sessions happen each Wednesday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 9:30am in Room 300C.


The Ministry in Action Adults is geared towards young adults ages 20 to 35.  These sessions invite interaction and education designed especially for the millennial generation.



Don’t have transportation? We provide free bus service for those who would like to attend our services on Sundays. For more information, call us at 313-543-6000.

If you have any questions, just use our contact form or call 313-543-6000. We’d love to hear from you, and remember, you are always welcome at Greater Grace Temple.

We would love to see you soon!


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