About Our Leader

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” full_height=”yes” bg_type=”image” parallax_style=”vcpb-default” bg_image_new=”id^24|url^https://glorytemplecc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/c180365d55a682d9b5b3aaef4417bdb7.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^c180365d55a682d9b5b3aaef4417bdb7|description^null” enable_overlay=”enable_overlay_value” overlay_color=”rgba(229,229,229,0.97)” overlay_pattern=”transperant”][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1557980156708{padding-top: 75px !important;padding-bottom: 75px !important;}”][vc_column_text]A servant of God, known for his powerful preaching, profound teaching, accurate prophetic gift, worship and humble servitude, Overseer Riley approaches the work of ministry with great zeal and constant determination. Overseer Riley is from Chicago IL and was born and raised in the Church of God in Christ. 

Overseer Riley came to know the Lord at a young age through the ministry of his mentor and pastor, Jurisdictional Prelate of the Illinois First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, his Grace the honorable Bishop Ocie Booker. With a burden in his heart, and a desire in his spirit, Overseer Riley heeded the call of God on his life and began preaching the Word of God in October 2000. His faithfulness and commitment in ministry brought him into consideration for ordination and in October of 2002, Overseer Riley was officially ordained an Elder under the hand of Pastor L. Gary Ransom, the senior Pastor of Greater Progressive Christian Church Phoenix, AZ and the late Bishop Alexis Thomas.

His ministry is one of compassion and dynamic revelation. Overseer Riley is a highly sought-after speaker for his prophetic and evangelistic calling; and he’s a prolific teacher of protocol and order in the house of God. Overseer Riley is submitted to the spiritual covering of The Most Reverend Bishop Quacy L. Smith, Senior Pastor of Grace Unlimited International Church, and Presiding Bishop of the Global Harvest Covenant Network Inc. where he serves as Adjutant General, and the Chief Episcopal adjutant to the Presiding Bishop. 

In March 2017, Overseer Riley was installed as Senior Servant, Founder and Visionary of the Glory Temple Christian Church of Phoenix, AZ.  He’s also the founder of the Spirit Academy Bible Institute of Phoenix, AZ. Overseer Rileys prophetic, healing, deliverance, and evangelistic ministry is making an impact locally, nationally, and globally. 

Overseer Riley is fully supported by his lovely wife, Timeka Riley, and there 5 beautiful children. Overseer Rileys prayer is to be that beacon of light that displays the love of God in all that he does while doing all that his hands find to do in an excellent spirit.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]