To transform lives, influence the world, and build God’s Kingdom.
To glorify God and transform lives through evangelism, vibrant worship,
wholesome fellowship, and innovative teaching.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God.
We believe in the Oneness of God—that there are three manifestations of the one God:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe the name by which God is known is Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the virgin birth, death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the baptism in water in the name of Jesus according to Acts 2:38, and the infilling of the
Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4. This constitutes the new birth spoken of by the Lord Jesus Christ in John 3:5.
We believe in living a holy, consecrated, and sanctified life.
We believe in the translation of the saints, commonly known as the rapture (1 Thess. 4:13-17).
Greater Apostolic Faith Temple’s inception occurred in April 1972 when the Lord led Elder Nemiah Smith to leave his position as assistant pastor at Zion Apostolic Church in Ferndale, Michigan to form his own congregation in Detroit. Four decades of continuous service have been led by two pastors: Bishop Nemiah Smith, founder (Tenure 1973-2007) and Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr., senior pastor since 2007.