"And let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them" Exodus 25:8
Thirty –two years ago, after a period of searching for a place to establish a church, the Lord led Elder James Gray and his father, the late Deacon George Gray to 611 Jones Avenue in North Braddock, Pennsylvania whereby the Lord called Elder James Gray and Elder George Stewart from the field of Evangelism to the Pastoralship. They brought with them a combined total of over thirty years in the ministry and nearly forty-five years of Christian experience. In October of 1984 Elder James Gray established Holy Temple Church of Gold in Christ and Holy Temple Evangelistic Association.
WE DO NOT TEACH DENOMINATION, WE TEACH CHRIST AND HIIM CRUCIFIED.
The church doors opened with the Pastors, their wives, Elder Gray’s children and parents Deacon George Gray and Mother Ada Mae Gray, and a few family members. Shortly after the doors opened they appointed the late Elder Walter Womack to work with them in the capacity of Assistant Pastor. The first member outside of their family to join the church was Jackie Jackson who brought her sisters Vivian, Darlene, and Betty. Many have entered through the doors of Holy Temple and have established various outreach ministries and their lives have been spiritually enriched. Everyone is received with open arms, for at Holy Temple, "Everybody is somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord!"