Bishop Charles H. Ellis III leads GGT in reaching out to “young black men” and offering solutions for their success and survival


            (Detroit) –– Greater Grace Temple joins this Sunday with churches across America in “Black Lives Matter” Sunday.  It all happens at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2015 at the church in Detroit.  “Black Lives Matter” Sunday is a day that focuses on and declares to the world that the lives of African-American citizens matter, especially the lives of young black men.  This event comes about after the recent deaths of Eric Garner in New York, Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, and 12-year old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.  The failure of obtaining convictions against the police officers involved in these cases has sparked protests across the nation.

GGT Pastor Bishop Charles H. Ellis III will be preaching a special sermon dealing with the “Black Lives Matter” theme.  “A clarion call must be voiced on this matter from those in our world who have been given tremendous influence.   That call must clearly state that each of us has a God-given value which demands that all justice be tempered with fairness, mercy and sensitivity,” says Bishop Ellis.

There will also be a special prayer and anointing moment for all young African-American males in attendance.  The anointing with oil symbolizes the conferring of God’s protection upon these young men.  In addition, they will receive helpful information on improving their lives and looking to the future.

Greater Grace Temple is located at 23500 W. Seven Mile Road in Detroit, MI.  The public is invited to come out and be a part of the special service.  For more information call 313-543-6000 or visit


About Greater Grace Temple

Founded in 1927, Greater Grace Temple (GGT) has long been a spiritual pillar for the Motor City.  Now with over 6,000+ members, GGT serves as an influential part of the civic community with continued efforts and outreaches to make Detroit a better place. GGT has over 250 ministries that reach out to bring hope to hurting lives.  The church has hosted many pivotal community events, including the funeral of Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks.  Its $35 million facility anchors the site known as “The City of David,” a 19-acre campus in northwest Detroit. The mega-ministry also includes an 89-unit senior apartment complex, 2 charter schools, a travel agency and funeral home.  For more information, please visit

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