Bishop Charles Ellis III

BishopCharlesElliBishop Charles H. Ellis III is the Senior Pastor of Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan, and is the newly elected Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (P.A.W.). At Greater Grace, he pastors nearly 6,000 and is known as a leader “with a heart for people.” The church is headquartered in its 36 million dollar ministry complex known as the “City of David,” named after the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The state of the art masterpiece includes a 4,000 seat auditorium, and an elegant banquet hall and conference center.

Bishop Ellis has always pursued having a church that goes “beyond the walls,” in an on-going effort to touch lives with the love of God. It is also his feeling that Greater Grace Temple must have a positive and powerful impact on its community bringing hope and uplift in every way possible.

Bishop Ellis is a Business Administration graduate of Wayne State University with a major in Accounting. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Aenon Bible College. He is married to Crisette Michelle, and is the proud father of three children: Kiera, Charles IV, and Kirsten who made her transition in 1994.

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