Praise Temple Church of the Living God was founded by our Bishop, Gary K. Lockett Sr., in 2003. This church is known to be a vibrant and inclusive community of believers dedicated to living out the teachings of God. Through worship, fellowship, and the transformative power of the Holy Spirit, we strive to inspire lives dedicated to love, justice, and the teachings of Christ. We stand on the foundation of love and seek to create a welcoming and nurturing environment for all who seek a deeper connection with God.

Our Foundation

At the heart of everything we do is the unshakable foundation of the Holy Word from the Bible. We believe that the Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God, guiding us in all aspects of life. Through studying and applying its teachings, we seek to grow in wisdom, deepen our understanding of God's plan, and find the path to true and lasting fulfillment.

Our Identity

Our church is a sanctuary where the love of God is not only proclaimed but experienced. We are a family of believers who strive to reflect God's love in every interaction, embracing diversity, and extending grace to all. In the embrace of God's love, we find the strength to overcome challenges, build authentic relationships, and live out the command to love one another as Christ has loved us.

Our Source of Power

Recognizing the essential role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer, we eagerly welcome the Spirit's guidance and empowerment. Through prayer, worship, and a reliance on the Holy Spirit, we seek to cultivate a dynamic and intimate relationship with God. It is the Holy Spirit who equips us for service, convicts us of truth, and transforms our lives to be a living testimony of God's glory.

Our Purpose

Praise Temple Church is more than a place of worship; it is a community committed to the transformative power of God's Word. As we gather in fellowship, study the Scriptures, and worship together, we believe that lives are changed, hearts are renewed, and individuals are empowered to live out their faith in a world that needs the light of Christ.

Come join us on this journey of faith as we seek to grow in God's Word, build meaningful relationships, and impact the world with the message of hope and salvation. We look forward to welcoming you home to our PTC family!