Greater Emanuel Temple

Who We Are

A multi-cultural church of Apostolic faith with a mission to build disciples for Christ for effective Christian living.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 10:30am - Sunday Schooll
  • 12:00pm - Worship Service
  • 12:00pm - Noon Day Prayer
  • 07:00am - Morning Prayer
  • 07:00pm - Corporate Prayer
  • 08:00pm - Bible Study

What to Expect

What are services like?
The services are uplifting and inspirational and the order of service can change at any time under the anointing of the Holy Ghost

What is the community like?
Our church community is mainly young people, along with a few seniors. Our leadership consists of Ordained Elders, Ministers, Deacons, Deaconess and Youth Pastor. We have a thriving youth department, choir, praise team, performing arts, hospitality and video ministry

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are more than welcome to fellowship with us, learn the Word of God and make this your place of worship. Our mission is to win souls to Christ and extend the love to others that Christ showed for us all when he died on the cross for our sins and rose again so that we might have eternal life.


Gwendolyn Priester

Gwendolyn Priester

Pastor Priester holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State College in Family and Child Services, and certifications for Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is a licensed N.J. Realtor and Notary Public. She was a former board member of the Division of Social Services for the township of Neptune, N.J. Pastor Priester retired as a Billing Supervisor in June of 2014 from FirstEnergy Corporation after 28 years of service. On February20, 2001, after attending the Christian Institute of Divinity Studies, she was licensed and ordained from the position of Deaconess to Elder. In May 2010 she became the Assistant Pastor of Greater Emanuel Temple. Little did she know that God was preparing her for a higher calling and on July 13, 2014 Pastor Priester was ordained as the Pastor of Greater Emanuel Temple. She gives all the glory and honor to God and is thankful for the foundational principles deposited in her life by such awesome spiritual mothers and fathers in the gospel.

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