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Trinity Temple is a Spirit led congregation of over 800 members. The purpose of our charismatic worship style is to be ambassadors for the Kingdom of God within the community and across the world. We serve as love agents providing hope, healing, and harmony for good. It is our focus to reflect and replicate the Spirit of Jesus Christ through:

C - Community Relations

H - Holy Living

R - Respect for All

I - Integrity

S - Servant hood

T - Truth

Everyone is deemed vital and relevant to the Trinity Temple community as we maximize on our spiritual gifts and strengths through teamwork.

As we continue to evolve, our constant effort is to produce and enhance the family structure through love and unity. Accountability to God and our community is our priority as we strive to enhance spiritual development to bring about a closer walk with God.

Our Leaders

Meet the Pastor, First Lady & learn about the Founder of Trinity Temple!


Benjamin stephens, iiI,

M.Div, D.Min

Dr. Benjamin Stephens, III, a native of Inglewood, California serves as the Senior Pastor of Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ in Grandview, Missouri (just outside of Kansas City).

He has an earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Whittier College; a Master’s of Divinity degree from C.H. Mason Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia; an earned Doctorate of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Youth and Family Ministry.

In 2013, Dr. Stephens was appointed by Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr., as the Church of God in Christ International Youth and Young Adult President. He is the Co-Author of the cutting edge book, “From Jay-Z to Jesus”. Dr. Stephens was selected by Charisma Magazine to be one of the nation’s top 21 emerging Christian leaders.

Pastor Stephens is married to the love of his life, Lady Latonya Stephens. They are the proud new parents to their son, Benjamin Stephens IV. Through the preached Word and his authentic teaching style, Pastor Stephens is commissioned to build the Kingdom of God through love. His revolving mantra is found in I Corinthians 16:13-14, “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” Dr. Stephens has a passion to take ministry beyond the four walls of the church into the dying world. He is committed to not only preach the Gospel, but die for it as well!


dr. latonya stephens

Latonya Stephens is an Inspirational Speaker, Bible teacher and Cross-Cultural Business and Ministry Consultant.

She was chosen as one of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s (of the Alpha Epsilon Zeta Chapter) 2014 Christian Woman of the Year.

For seven years, she worked for Save Africa’s Children and served as the Vice President of Programs before relocating to Missouri. In 2007, she designed a sustainability model that was launched in Zambia. In 2010, she collaborated with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to train orphan care workers with caring for the mental health of HIV/AIDS affected orphans.

Mrs. Stephens has earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; a Master’s in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy; and Doctorate of Philosophy in International Psychology with a concentration in Organization and Systems from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is married to Pastor Benjamin Stephens, III and enjoys serving vulnerable communities through Domestic and Foreign Missions.

Mrs. Stephens currently counsels pre-marital and married couples, facilitates marriage workshops and trains potential facilitators to become Prepare Enrich marriage counselors.


our founder Bishop wellington henderson

The late Bishop Wellington Bernard Henderson was born February 1, 1942, to Mr. and Mrs. James and Sittie Mary Henderson in Dumas Arkansas. He attended the public schools in southeastern Arkansas and later graduated from Reed High School. Shortly thereafter, with only twenty-five dollars, a suitcase, and a Bible, given to him by his mother, he moved to Kansas City, Missouri. He later sent for his fiancée, Mary Lee, and they were married in May of 1964. Together they raised four children, and were proud grandparents and great-grandparents.

He attended the Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop C. N. Rucker. At the age of 23, he received the Holy Ghost while in Sunday School. There he served as Chairman of the Deacon Board and President of the Young People Willing Workers. He later accepted his call to the ministry and served as the Assistant to the Pastor.

In 1976, at the age of 34, Elder Henderson said "Yes" to the Lord, to a greater calling to Pastor God's people. On August 1st, 1976, along with his wife Mary Lee, and their four children, he founded Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ. The first church location was at Linwood and Woodland in Kansas City, Missouri. This ministry began with his family of six and one other member.

In 1978, the Trinity Temple church moved to 4510 Prospect Avenue. This building had a capacity of 75 people. After four years, the church grew to the maximum capacity of this location. He faithfully picked the children up each Sunday morning as he drove nearly 20 miles from the church to gather them.

Four years later, in 1982, Elder Henderson stepped out on faith again and purchased another edifice for Trinity Temple. This property was located at 7230 Prospect Avenue. It was at this location that the Lord blessed the membership to grow in excess of 300 members.

As the ministry continued to grow, Elder Henderson led the church into fellowship with the Missouri Western Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church Of God In Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop E. Harris Moore. Pastor Henderson faithfully served the jurisdiction as an Administrative Assistant to the Bishop as well as leading the department of Sunday School as the State Superintendent.

In 1990, at the age of 48, the Lord blessed Trinity Temple to purchase 33 acres of land in Grandview, Missouri. The church broke ground in 1992 on that land, which would later become the first "temple". The first service at this location was held on July 4th, 1993. As the Lord continued to expand the membership of the church, Pastor Henderson, now 58 years old, was led by the Lord to lead the church in a massive building expansion project in January of 2000. This temple is the present sanctuary that the saints worship in today.

On February 20th, 2002, Pastor Henderson was officially consecrated to the office of Bishop and was duly installed as the Prelate of the Missouri Western Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ. Bishop Henderson had a vision and plan to satisfy the debt of the new church construction as well as to build senior citizen housing. In the summer of 2008, the mortgage of Trinity Temple had been paid in full and construction of the senior citizen housing was near completion. Praise the Lord for the vision and the visionary.

Bishop Wellington Bernard Henderson passed from labor to reward on January 26, 2009.



Statement Of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.

We believe that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and, God the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ, at His return.

We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious Blood of Jesus Christ.

We believe that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is essential for personal salvation.

We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross-provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer.

We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for Him.

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in the present world.

Trinity Temple


2019 Prayer Summit

Saturday, April 27, 2019



  • Address: 11922 Food Lane / Grandview, MO 64030
  • Phone: 816.763.3000
  • Fax: 816.763.8728 
  • Email: info@trinitytemple.org



Sunday School - 9:30 A.M.

Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 A.M.

Super Sunday's (1ST Sunday's) - 6:00 P.M.


F.I.Y.A. Bible Study (2ND & 4TH Tuesdays) - 7:00 P.M.


Wednesday Noonday Mixer - 12:00 NOON

Wednesday Night Prayer - 6:00 P.M.

Bible Study - 7:00 P.M.

H.Y.P.E.D. Youth Service - 7:30 P.M.


Early Morning Prayer - 6:00 A.M.

12 Noon Hour Prayer - 12:00 P.M.

2019 Prayer Summit

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