We Welcome You Home!
Hello and welcome to this informative website of the Greater Glory Ministries, COGIC. We are conveniently located on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South in Seattle, Washington, just 1/2 block south of South Graham Street. We are in the heart of the city, right on the bus line and along the LightRail where pedestrians and vehicles have easy access from the I-5 South freeway at the Swift Avenue Exit and from the I-5 North freeway at the Martin Luther King Jr. Way south Exit.
On Thursday, July 10, 1980, our Pastor, Elder Sam L. Townsend, Sr., and 1st Lady, District Missionary Gwendolyn E. Lawson Townsend, founded the Greater Glory Ministries (which is a member of the international denomination, Church of God in Christ) with an adult membership of six. Along with the Pastor and his wife, the members included Sister Sharon Morrison Brown, Sister Debbie Chelly, Brother Frank Carty, and Sister Minnie Carty. We are a Christ-Centered, Family-Focused ministry with in-reach and out-reach services for all.
The following is an account by our Pastor...
"We have been blessed with a strong membership which has produced a number of community serving ministries including: UJIMA Community Services (a licensed family preservation, kinship, foster care, adoption agency); IMANI Fellowship Choir ( a non-profit choir composed of members from throughout Washington State); Women Of Glory Ministries (which conducts annual INFUSION Summits); Health Forums; Youth & Music Ministries; and the former GloryLand Infant, Child Care & Learning Center.
In March 2000 the Ministry expanded to the Tulalip Indian Reservation.
In January 2001 Bishop T.L. Westbrook appointed me to be superintendent over several churches in the Old Landmark District.
In 2014 Bishop Leo C. Brown, Jr. appointed me as Sr. Administrative Assistant."
In 2018 I was appointed as the Jurisdictional Chair of the newly formed Investigation Committee.
In 2019 I received my Docorate Degree.
As you tour our GGM website you will find much helpful information about
our Church, the leadership and its ministries. Also find our Events Calendar,
our On-Line Giving opportunities, contact information, forms,
building scheduling information and so much more.
Our congregation and ministries continues to be a light to a dying world.
I invite you to come shine with us!
Dr. Sam L. Townsend, Sr.
Sr. Pastor - Greater Glory Ministries
District Superintendent - Old Landmark District
Sr. Administrative Assistant - Washington State Jurisdiction, COGIC