Mission Statement

We will build the Kingdom of God by building people.
Grace Temple Ministries is an interdenominational church that emphasizes worship, sound teaching, real relationships, and practical service.



Grace Temple Believes

GOD

We believe in the one triune God revealed in the Bible: the Father, Jesus Christ the Son; and the Holy Spirit. (Col. 1:15-23; 2:9)

BIBLE

We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and our standard for faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)

SALVATION

Man's salvation is through believing upon Jesus Christ as one's personal Savior, turning from sin and seeking forgiveness from God. (Rom. 10:9, 10; Eph. 2:8-9)

COVENANT

God is a covenant-making and covenant-keeping God: that is, He has made promises to those who respond in love by committing their lives to Him. (Jer. 31:31-34)

HOLY SPIRIT

All believers have the Holy Spirit living in them. However, we believe in the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit" as an experience subsequent to the new birth which brings power to the believer. We believe in the gifts and fruit of the Spirit. (Acts 2:1-4)

FIVE FOLD MINISTRY

Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers are given unto the church for its equipping for service. (Eph. 4:10)

WATER BAPTISM

Every believer is commanded to be baptized in water, not only as an act of obedience, but we believe that a spiritual circumcision of the heart takes place when done in faith. (Col 2:9-14)

LAYING ON OF HANDS

The New Testament teaches laying on of hands for confirmation, impartation, and healing. (Acts 13:1-3, Mark 10:16)

PRIESTHOOD OF THE BELIEVER

By the shedding· of His blood, Jesus has become our High Priest and has made it possible for each Christian to have free access to the presence of the Father. (1 Peter 2:4-12)

FAMILIES

Families are the cornerstone of our society. God is pro-family, therefore we believe in ministering to the whole family.

WORSHIP

Worship is central at Grace Temple because of its importance to God. (John 4:24)

ORDER

We believe that God operates through the leadership of the church. We encourage everyone to join the leader of the service and follow the flow of the service. (1 Cor. 14:33, 40)



Core Values

Inspiration

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, and we seek to pattern our lives after its teachings. We believe God is alive and active and can energize our thoughts and ideas today in an inspirational manner.

Restoration

We believe that a God of grace and responsibility leads us to redemption not condemnation. We believe that God is not the God of a second chance, but He is the God of another chance.

Wholeness

We seek to mature as believers that we might be consistent in what we believe, say, and do.

Experience

We believe in a personal God who can be immediately known and experienced in prayer, worship, Bible study, and everyday life.

Power

We believe the power of God is as much a part of our lives as any objective reality.

Service

We believe that service to our fellow man is service to God, and is a necessary part of the Christian experience.

Openness

We believe the gospel is to whosoever will, and our gatherings are open accordingly.

Integration

We believe individuals should integrate into a local church body to impact a city. We believe a local church body should integrate into the larger Body of Christ to impact the world.

Family

We believe God instituted the family at creation and ordained that it be the foundational unit of society. We believe that the church is a type of family and should function accordingly.

Unity

We endeavor to keep the unity of the faith so that: we might live at peace, we might accomplish more than the sum of our individual abilities and efforts, and we might be a testimony to the world and they will know we are His disciples.

Commission

We believe the Great Commission is for each of us and for all of us. We seek to fulfill this commission locally through individual and corporate outreaches. We seek to fulfill this commission globally through support of long-term missionaries, sending out short-term mission teams, and raising up missionaries of every variety in the local body.



Meet Our Staff

Pastoral Staff

Dwayne Higgason

Senior Pastor
pastor@gracetemple.com

Milton Miskel

Associate Pastor
milton@gracetemple.com

Jason Cascio

Worship Pastor
jcascio@gracetemple.com

Van Jones

Discipleship Pastor
van@gracetemple.com

Jame Howard, Jr.

Youth Pastor
james@gracetemple.com

Kent Johnson

Ministry Coordinator
kent@gracetemple.com

Ministry Staff

Rhonda Higgason

GT Kids - Sunday Director
kids@gracetemple.com

Heather Adams

GT Kids - Wednesday Director
kids-wed@gracetemple.com

Candace McCarter

Nursery Director
nursery@gracetemple.com

Administrative Staff

Christi Murry

Office Manager
christi@gracetemple.com

Kathryn Franklin

Connections
kathryn@gracetemple.com