Bishop Gary Harper is a visionary and an anointed leader for the 21st Century. He received his early education in the Highland Park, Michigan school system and later attended Oakland University, majoring in Sociology. He received his call to the ministry in 1976 and served under the tutelage of the late, renowned Bishop David L. Ellis in Detroit, Michigan. In 1986, because of his faithfulness to the ministry, he was selected by Bishop Ellis to serve as interim pastor of the newly established Greater Grace Temple O. G. Hayes Memorial church in Inkster, Michigan. After serving in that capacity for four years, the membership overwhelmingly voted to retain him as Senior Pastor. In 1995, the church relocated to Taylor, Michigan in order to accommodate the rapidly growing church membership. Under Pastor Harper’s dynamic and anointed ministry, the church has grown tremendously and has more than 35 ministries serving the needs of the people within the church and community.