Our Leadership Team



Elder Thomas Russell
Praise the Lord Saints
pastor@gracetempleaz.orgOur WebsiteGrace Temple Facebook
Lady Tahirih Russell
First Lady of Grace Temple Church
Praise is what I do...
Minister Kenandre Brown
Community Outreach/Youth/Young Adult Ministry
We are what they see, so let them see the Christ in you. Minister Kenandre Brown wears many hats within the GTC church. He is not only a Father, and Husband he is also a Coach and Fitness pioneer. He is a vessel used wherever there is a need. You can catch him Serving the Youth, leading Out Reach ministry, Playing the drums, Singing on Sunday or just trying to make someone smile. He allows God to use Him to his full capacity.
Kbrown@gracetempleaz.orgGTC Facebook- Youth
Minister Amanda Brown
Youth & Adult Worship Leader
Minister Amanda Brown is our Youth and Adult Praise and Worship Leader. She is a wife, mother, and friend to many. Her passion is to Serve the body of Christ.
Deacon Willie Russell
Head Deacon/Financial Director
Blanche Russell
Social Services Resource Coordinator
Mothe Russell has served our Community for many years. With her love and compassion for people and her commuity she is a one stop resource. If you are in need of assistance, need to know where to go to get help. For More Information Contact Blanche Russell at 602-390-0992 M-F 9:00am- 5:00pm unless dire emergency. or Email: Brussell@gracetempleaz.org
Deacon Mark Russell
Minister Geneva Burrus
Women's Ministry & Christian Education Leader
Minister Geneva, Is the Leader over the GTC Women's Ministry aka I.B.W.M. Incorruptible Beauty Women’s Ministry We are called to Love, and Love I shall do. Our Mission To create a unified group of women who will know and articulate the God-given, priceless beauty they possess within, through prayer, studying the Word, community outreach and fellowship. “Committed to Excellence in Beautifying the Lives of Women”
Gburrus@gracetempleaz.orgI.B.W.M.GTC Facebook Page
Arnetta Pierce
Executive Assistant to Lady Russell
Evelyn Shoemaker
Usher Ministry Leader
Sis. Evelyn is a gem to the body of Christ. She serves faithfully at Grace Temple Church.
Angela Revels
Facility Manager/Children's Church Instructor
Elder Jerry Thompson
Audio/Visual & Men's Ministry Leader

Elder Thompson is a visionary and a man after God's own heart. Married to Sis. Sarah Thompson. 
Music is in his blood and he aims to Follow Christ and allow God to get the Glory through his testimony, his music and his walk with Christ.

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Corey Ewing
Executive Assistant to Pastor Russell/ Hospitality Leader/Pastor's Aide Leader and Children's Church Instructor
Bro. Corey Ewing wears many hats within Grace Temple. He serves faithfully as Executive Assistant to Pastor Russell Leader over the Pastor's Aide Committee, Hospitality and assists in all auxiliaries within the church. You can find him faithfully every Sunday at Grace Temple Church. He is always, ready and willing to serve.
Felicia Sanders
Social Media Coordinator/ Praise Team
Sister. Felicia is our Social Media Coordinator She runs all our Media events, Facebook Live, and Captures all of our special moments. You can catch her behind the scenes on Sunday Morning. Then she changes her hat, and serves as a vessel on the GTC Praise Team
fsanders@gracetempleaz.orgGTC FacebookGTC Website
Mother Elisa Sanders
C.A.R.E. Ministry Leader/ Church Mother
Mother Sanders has a heart to serve. She truly lives out Titus 2:3-5. She is a vessel always willing to be used, you can call her at anytime to pray. She is ready willing and able. Titus 2:3-5 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
Sis Freddie Sanders
Culinary/Kitchen Ministry Leader
Sarah Thompson
Director of administration/Praise team

Sister Sarah Thompson is a woman of God who loves to serve. Married to Elder Jerry Thompson. 
Music is in her blood and she is using her voice to give God the glory he deserves not just Sunday, but everyday! She also serves as the Director of Administration for the church. Her favorite scripture is Galatians 6:9 "And let us not grow weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."




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