Spotlight on Christ Temple Baptist Church's Annual Christmas Feeding which takes place on December 24th, 2013 from 10 am-2 pm.
Christ Temple Baptist Church Representative, Shanita D. Washington would like to welcome those in need to the church's annual feeding that takes place on the 24th of December. Under the leadership of Bishop Devay Myatt, Christ Temple Baptist Church is dedicated to making a difference by nourishing the mind, body and soul of those in the community. Along with the food service they also offer free grooming with the only stipulation being that the hair must be cleaned prior to the grooming services.
The following is an official press release detailing the church's history in the community.
"The Christ Temple Baptist Church of Michigan was organized in 1983 under the Leadership of the late Pastor Robert Hale, Cleavelen Martin, Sarah Smith, Willie Ward, TW Drummer, and Booker Brance. Under the pastorate of the late Rev. Hale, a small church building was purchased, 10628 Plymouth Rd., Detroit, Michigan. Even though the church was small in size, it was not small in vision. After the passing of Rev. Robert Hale in 1984, Rev. Edward McCarthy was elected as Pastor who carried the vision and maintained the ministry until the end of 1986.
After careful seeking the Lord in prayer, it was a unanimous decision that Bishop Devay Myatt, Sr., become Pastor. He began his servitude as pastor of Christ Temple Baptist Church in July of 1987. Under his leadership and the vision that God has given him, the church has come alive and we have grown from 12 members to over 700 members. Our accomplishments under Bishop Myatt’s leadership are numerous.
In 1990, Bishop Devay Myatt saw the needs of the community and for the past 23 years have fed the hungry and clothed the needy during the Christmas season, by way of providing new coats, hats, scarves and gloves sets. This has been a celebration for the Christ Temple Church Family, which feed over 500 people during this time. Bishop Myatt’s vision was stretched more when the Lord placed on his heart to provide additional services for God’s people, by way of free hair cuts for the men and salon styling for the women. A fervent desire to “Save the Lost at All Cost” is the heart of Bishop Devay Myatt.
Bishop Devay Myatt encourages a comprehensive vision for the church, ministering to the Total Man – Mind, Body and Soul. Our mission is to build relationships, with those the world marks as outcasts, by way of the Family Construction Zone Community Center which opened its doors in 1995, providing community services to those in need. In 2002 through hard work and support, a major phase of the vision that God gave to Bishop Myatt, came to pass.
We consecrated and dedicated our newly erected sanctuary that would accommodate 600 parishioners back to God. In 2002, our Summer Youth Enrichment Program opened its doors to our neighborhood youth. It has truly been a success. Accommodating approximately 60 children for 6 weeks and providing an opportunity for growth in all areas of their lives, physical and spiritual.
In December of 2004, another part of the vision that God gave Bishop Myatt came to past. The De’von Deshawn Walton, Library and Learning Center was opened. This library and learning center was dedicated in the memory of our own De’von Deshawn Walton. This center provides help to youth of all ages, needing assistance in all areas of their school work, including tutoring.
Many wonderful and marvelous accomplishments have come to pass. Christ Temple, “eyes hath not seen, nor have ears heard,” the things that God has in store for us."- Provided by Church Representative, Shanita D. Washington.
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