Trinity Temple COGIC
  • Dr. Benjamin Stephens, III

    Pastor
  • 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!