In the year of 2000 Pastor Janice M. Carson taught Bible Study from varies family member’s homes on a monthly basis. In the year of 2002 she began the “Family & Friends Bible Study” which she diligently taught weekly on Friday evenings. She was ordained as an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in August of 2000. She heard the call of God to go forth and plant a church for His kingdom and glory.
On October 20, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Janice M. Carson held the first Sunday Worship Service of Greater Works Christian Ministries (GWCM) at Compassion Ministries located at 18629 W. McNichols in Detroit, Michigan. There were only four persons present, but she preached “The Set Up” Daniel 4:17-18 as if one hundred people were present. Greater Works Christian Ministries was at this location for four years.
Greater Works Christian Ministries official opening worship service took place on Sunday, November 17, 2002 at the Upper Room located at 23821 Grand River at 3:00 p.m. On November 26, 2006 GWCM Church held their services in the basement of Elder Eugene and Pastor Janice M. Carson’s home until Sunday, December 16, 2007. On Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 10:45 a.m. GWCM Church held their first worship service at their new and present church site located at 19042 West McNichols. On Sunday January 20, 2008 GWCM Church celebrated “The Majestic Move of God” the official opening of the new church site located at 19042 West McNichols. Pastor Donald L. Phillips preached and Bishop Merdith R. Bussell officiated the dedication of the new church site.
Many lives have been transformed and changed as a result of attending weekly Bible Study that GWCM Church has faithfully held since September of 2000. GWCM Church down through the years has reached out to those who were in need. Every year we have provided children of a Detroit Public School with hats, gloves and scarves. We have provided schools, families, and various agencies with food boxes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and throughout the year. We have provided clothing and personal hygiene kits to men, women, children, and adult shelters. Through the years we have provided the Men of Labelle, the men of Wingate, adult Foster Care facilities with the word of God, food, clothing, and sweet potato pies. Many other facilities such as, Heartline, Black Family Development, and the Salvation Army families within the Detroit Metropolitan area have also been the recipients of food, toys, and clothing.
GWCM Church has implemented many ministries and programs in which children and adults have been served in various capacities. A few of our “Good Works” are as follows: Free Spirit Dance & Mime Ministry, Youth group, Praise & Worship Team, Church School, Bible Study, Daughters of Sarah, Young Boys of Gideon, Gate Keepers, Hospitality Committee, Good Works, and many other works of service. GWCM is a church that uses the gifts and talents of God’s people to bring Him glory. It is our mission to set the sick, lost, and hurting people free in order to advance the Kingdom of God here on earth. GWCM is exemplifying God’s Greater Works.