BUILD CommUnity.  BE the Church.

Be part of a Kingdom Legacy in East Liberty.

Imagine a thriving CommUnity Center where people will come and find dedicated places to:

Worship Freely | Fellowship Authentically | Work Creatively

Worship Freely

in a revitalized Worship Center designed for real God encounters.


Fellowship Authentically

in a quaint community bistro that’s as unique as it is delicious.


Work Creatively

in collaborative workspaces where Kingdom business is done


All this in a safe space for those who are earnestly seeking…


      • Genuine faith encounters with a good-Father God

      • Safe-haven shelter for the abused, neglected, and marginalized

      • Hearts, minds, and spaces open to creativity

      • True connections with people who want to work, live, and BE the Church in action




This restoration project is no small task.

We can’t do this without you.

You are being invited into the community of generosity that is Greater Bethlehem Temple; into a people of abundance, anointing, and vision, who extravagantly love God, and courageously love those He loves.

We’re not asking you to build a church with us.
We’re inviting you to BE THE CHURCH with us. 


a word from Kim Richardson

Assistant Pastor and Project Manager GBT

To everything there is a season,

A time for every purpose under heaven:

“Sometimes we enter Kairos moments. Kairos is the Greek word for a time when things in heaven and on earth come into alignment, and things are different. They are moments of prophetic fulfillment and opportunity. Kairos moments are when God answers prayer and begins to move.” - GBT Friend

“This is a Kairos time—

—— a time when God is calling His faithful ones into action. The world is craving deep, authentic connection like never before. Together, we can meet that need in ways that none of us could ever do alone.”

You’ve wondered how to change the world for the better.
You’ve struggled with how to leave a legacy that lasts.
You’ve ached for the lonely in your community—
and perhaps even longed for connection yourself.

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for.

This is your time, your place, your chance to say “YES!” to God’s best for East Liberty.

Join us. Come BUILD CommUnity and BE the Church with us at GBT.

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what others have said...

This is our community. These are our people—God’s people.

From this hallowed place,

the hungry are fed.
The sick are healed.
The lost hear Good News.
And the lonely find spiritual family to call their own.

“The doors are open and I like being here, the atmosphere is loving.” - MG

“I’m more connected to God and I’m fulfilling my purpose in His Kingdom.” - KB

“It’s warm, inviting, good experience, good use of my time, glad to be here .” - LJ

“I feel refreshed.” - NR

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CommUnity Loving Jesus

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
- John 4:23

a thought from Dr. Lowell Thomas ...

Senior Paster of Greater Bethlehem Temple

With God...

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
- Matthew 19:26

Thank you for your continued support and prayers!

Through the years, the ministry of Greater Bethlehem Temple (GBT) has helped thousands of people spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Founded in 1933 by my father, the late Bishop Freeman M. Thomas, GBT has been an inspiration in the city of Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas. By the grace and faithfulness of God, we will continue to serve.  With Jesus, all things are possible.  Individually it may not seem much, but together we can do amazing things!

‘May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you his favor
and give you his peace.’
- Numbers 6:24-26

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Join us. Come BUILD CommUnity and BE the Church with us at GBT.