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Greater Praise Kingdom Church Inc

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“Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

Our Community

Greater Praise kingdom Church Inc has a long, proud history of serving the community. Through the dedication of our leadership, pastors and volunteers, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message. We are open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds, and strive to lead all who worship with us towards a deeper love for God.

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Schedule of Services

Join Our Community

Our Sunday and weekly bible study are geared to worshippers of all ages. Coming together as a community strengthens and guides us in our daily life. For those who wish to join us, our congregation is always waiting with open hearts.

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Sunday Morning Service- 11:30 AM
Wednesday Night Bible study - 7:30 PM
Friday Night Services - 7:30 PM 


“It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). At Greater Praise kingdom Church Inc, we encourage a culture of giving. Every gift makes an incredible difference to our incredible church, Give a single gift online or in person, and you can even set up recurring donations. We are so grateful for your commitment and generosity.

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Our Calling

Authentic Faith

At Greater Praise kingdom Church Inc, we pursue the Glory of God through worship, ministry, giving and education. We strive to connect with Jesus Christ and to each other, in order to magnify His name. At the heart of everything we do is the understanding that we must love God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind, and to treat our neighbors as we wish to be treated ourselves.


Purpose and Culture

 Pastor Thomas Adams is a man of God that believes that God's word is the navigation system of the believer’s life. Pastor Thomas life is one of praise, and obedience to the word of God. Pastor Thomas Adams is a native of the Maryland. He is one of seven children born to Gale Taylor and Thomas Saunders. Pastor Thomas Adams was introduced to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at St. James Church of Deliverance in Washington DC under the leadership of Dr. David Fields. Pastor Thomas has served faithfully to several local churches in the Maryland & Washington DC. He received his call to Word ministry, and preached his initial sermon on January 25, 2003 with a sermon entitled “I'm Coming for My Stuff” at New Life for All Souls under the leadership of Rev. Dr.  Rosa Lenzy. Pastor Thomas was ordained as an Elder in the Lord’s Church on April 10, 2011 under Pastor Denise Johnson. One of his spiritual mentor's is the late Bishop Rev. Dr. Fernette Nichols who taught him to JUST PREACH THE WORD OF GOD! Because it is the WORD that will get the people from earth to glory. It was during his time under the leadership of the late Bishop Fernette Nichols that God allowed the path of Pastor Thomas, and Apostle Debra McAlpine to cross. Apostle McAlpine would later be the catalyst used to cultivate and train Pastor Thomas for the next level in his assignment to Encourage! Equip! Empower the body of Christ. Pastor Thomas answered the call and submitted to the leadership of Apostle Debra McAlpine to fulfill the mandate that was upon his life, and to take his place in the fivefold ministry according Ephesians 4:11 as Pastor in the Lords Church. Pastor Thomas relocated to Cary NC in July 2015, and on October 20, 2015 God opened the doors to Greater Praise Kingdom Church Inc. where OUR PRAISE IS GREATER THAN OUR CIRCUMSTANCE. Apostle Debra McAlpine served as the Apostolic Covering of Greater Praise Kingdom Church for 6yrs, and footprints will forever be in the foundation of Greater Praise Kingdom Church Inc. On November 21st, 2021 Senior Pastor Thomas Adams, Executive Pastor Lila Adams & Greater Praise Kingdom Church submitted to the Apostolic covering Apostle Jullian Ricks, Pastor Carolyn Ricks & Destiny International Fellowship.

       Pastor Thomas favorite scripture is Psalm 34:1 “I will bless the Lord at all times, and his praises shall continually be in my mouth. Pastor Thomas has been married to our Executive Pastor Elder Lila Adams for the last 19 yrs. They have one daughter Aniya Carrington Adams.Pastor Thomas is a man of Structure, Order, and Discipline. Pastor Thomas believes no matter what is going on. No matter what we are facing. No matter what we are struggling with that PRAISE IS THE ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!


Purpose and Culture

Elder Lila Adams was born in Greenville, NC to Deacon Charles and Minister

Alice Lenzy. Elder Adams has 3 sisters and 1 brother. She is a graduate of Parkdale High School in Riverdale, MD.  Elder Adams received a BS in Computer Engineering from Capitol College in Laurel, MD. She has been employed with IBM Corporation for over 25 years as an Advisory IT Specialist working in Disaster Recovery.

Elder Adams met the Lord at an early age. She has been ministering since age 14,

received the gift of the Holy Spirit age 17 on June 6, 1990. This was a day she will never

forget. Elder Adams was blessed to preach her Initial Sermon on December 9, 2000 at New LifeChurch where she served faithfully there unto 2006 under leadership of her aunt and mentor Pastor Rosa Lenzy. Elder Adams served under the leadership God's Universal Kingdom Church for 2 ½ years from 2006 unto the death of her beloved Pastor, Bishop Fernette Saint Nichols in2008. After the death of Bishop Nichols, Elder Adams served under the leadership of PastorMartha Holmes from October 2008 until January 2010. This transitional period served as an excellent training ground for ministry. Elder Adams was instrumental in the start of God’s Olive Branch Ministry. She received her official license to preach the gospel on November 2, 2009 from Pastor Holmes. Elder Adams connected with Pastor Denise Johnson in June 2010 @ Higher Calling Christian Ministries. Elder Adams served faithfully with UNITY – Youth Ministry, Praise & Worship Ministry and (With this Ring Marriage Ministry) that she and her husbandbirthed. Elder Adams was ordained and consecrated as an Elder on April 10, 2011. God allowed Elder Adams to reinstate her membership at New Life for All Souls Church in June 2012. Pastor Lenzy welcomed her back with opened arms and issued her an official license and ordination certificate.  Elder Adams focused on rebuilding the Youth Ministry and working with the Praise and Worship Ministry from June 2012- June 2014. From June 2014 until their relocation to North Carolina, Elder Adams and her husband submitted to the spiritual covering of Bishop Debra McAlpine

      On October 20 2015, God allowed the doors of Greater Praise Kingdom Church Inc. to open where Elder Thomas Adams serves as the Senior Pastor, and Elder Lila Adams, serves as the Executive/Youth Pastor. Elder Adams has been married for 19 years to Elder Thomas Adams. They are blessed to have a 10yr old daughter, Aniya Carrington Adams.  Elder Adams has a passion for Youth, the un-saved, and the elderly. Her goal and mission in life, is to help point others to Christ.


Contact Us

 300 Kennedy Street  Raleigh, NC 27610


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