Grace Community Church of Detroit
About Us

© 2012 Grace Community Church of Detroit


20021 W. Chicago
Detroit, MI 48228
Phone: (313) 273-0410
Fax: (313) 273-0419

Service Times


8am- Men’s Meeting

8:30am- Women’s Prayer

9am- Breakfast

9:45am -Sunday School

11am- Morning Worship


7:30pm- Prayer Meeting


7:30pm- Bible Study for all ages


12:00pm – Mid-Week Prayer Meeting

6:30pm- Chorale Rehearsal

Pastor Willaim A. Harris and First Lady Dorothy Harris


Under the inspired leading of God, William A. Harris met in the home of Mrs. Emma Harris, his mother, on February 12, 1968 for the purpose of organizing a church.  Encouragement came as the three sisters, one brother, and their respective families pledged their loyal support to this work.  The name Community Tabernacle was given to this local body of believers with William A. Harris presiding as pastor.

Service was held weekly in the homes of the individual members.  The work was blessed and the membership began to grow, making it necessary to find a larger place for corporate worship.  Pastor William A. Harris was able to secure the chapel of Boyd West Funeral Home for weekly gatherings.  In May of 1968 Community Tabernacle received their incorporation papers from Lansing, Michigan.  With the sincere dedication and the continued progress of the growing membership, it became essential for the church body to move again.  Property at 2610 Ewald Circle in Detroit, Michigan was purchased on September 25, 1970.  The mortgage was paid in full on March 17, 1981 and the congregation celebrated with a mortgage burning service on March 29, 1981.  Later in that same year Pastor Harris was inspired to change the name of the church to Grace Community Church of Detroit.

As the Church membership continued to grow it became imperative to move again.  Through much prayer, searching, and dedicated membership the Lord blessed the congregation with the current property at 20021 West Chicago in Detroit, Michigan in February of 1988.

During the forty years of service to the community, Pastor William A. Harris has been instrumental in the opening of several community centers, as well as churches around the country.  As a whole, Grace Community Church of Detroit is very active in the society through mission pledges, community walks, and many other ventures.

So we can and must truly say “thanks be unto God” who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings.


“Reaching others for His Glory”

Founding Scripture

2 Peter 3:18 (KJV)

18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.