The focus of The Empowerment Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church is stated in our motto, "Empowering the World Through the Word." We are a ministry built on empowering believers spiritually, developing them educationally, exposing them culturally, activating them politically, and strengthening them economically.

THE MISSION
To cultivate the spiritual, social, and comprehensive development of all people through God’s Word, Christ’s salvation and the Holy Spirit’s power.

THE VISION
To be an empowering church built on the 5 principles of Evangelism, Engagement, Education, Excellence, and Expansion.


Evangelism
– To live by and share Christ's liberating Gospel

Engagement – To create a community where everyone matters and participates in fellowship, Kingdom advancement and service

Education – To teach God’s biblical principles that enhance the lives of all people and furthers discipleship 

Excellence – To serve God and His people with 5-star excellence

Expansion – To exponentially increase the number of people who are saved, who serve in God’s kingdom, who are touched by community outreach and who are impacted by God’s love


The history of our church is unique. Once celebrated as the fastest growing AME church in history, we started on April 23, 2000, founded by the Reverend Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, where the church grew from 43 members to more than 4000 in 19 months. On February 23rd, 2019 the Reverend George Joseph “GJ” Barnes was appointed as our second senior pastor and visionary. The church is comprised of people from all walks of life that believe in serving God and serving people. Reaching more than 5000 people weekly in-person and online, The Empowerment Temple continues to be a beacon of light and an innovative house of worship that impacts the lives of people.