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Latest Sermons

To Close To Be Hindered

Speaker: Bishop AG Porter,  Feb 2, 2015

Transformative Living: Mind Management

Speaker: Bishop AG Porter, Dec 3, 2014

Make A Move

Speaker: Bishop AG Porter, Sep 14, 2014

Our Community

Greater Salem Church is a proud historical congregation. As the second oldest African American church in the Charlotte Metro area, we share a great love for this great city, the community and the membership.

Church Mission

Greater Salem is Christ-centered, vision driven ministry that exemplifies the love of God. Our mission is to win the lost, equip the saints and empower God's people for Kingdom building and abundant living.

Participate With Us

Join Us at Greater Salem Every Sunday at 8:45am and 10am- As we connect you Upward, Inward, Outward and Forward!

About Greater Salem

Greater Salem Church is the second oldest African-American church in Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, NC. Established in 1874 as Salem Baptist Church, the humble beginnings of the ministry grew to become one of the cornerstones of the faith community in Charlotte.

Sunday mornings, the church bell could be heard from miles around. Reverend Henry Barnes was the first pastor elected to serve the small community of Baptists from the Paw Creek and Hoskins communities. Land was purchased and a building erected at 3500 Rozzelles Ferry Road.

In 2008, Bishop Alan G. Porter was appointed and served as executive pastor. In January of 2011 Bishop Porter was named the interim pastor, on May 4, 2011 he was elected by a super-majority of the congregants and was installed on June 4, 2011as the 12th elected senior pastor of Greater Salem Church.

With lasting significance, Greater Salem Church has been a beacon for spiritual training and direction for over 136 years. As we endeavor to reconcile humanity back to God, we continue to build community through love.

Greater Salem Church I 5318 Salem Church Road Charlotte, NC 28216
(704) 399-5448