The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface lies a den of iniquity—greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values—that threatens to tear apart the very core of their faith that holds them together.
Aired a year ago - Aug 31, 2016
In the Season 1 finale, Deacon Sykes has doubts about Lady Mae preaching at the "women's day" event; Basie wants Jacob to run Triumph's new community center; and Lady Mae confronts Mavis.
Aired a year ago - Aug 10, 2016
Grace thwarts Mac's attempt to blackmail the Bishop; and deals with Sophia's father, Ray, who has doubts about Grace's parenting. In other events, Charity, who's fed up with being disrespected, finally speaks up.
Everyone's okay. Just make sure
no one else comes down this hall.
♪ That led me straight to you. ♪
This family? Are you happy now?
- Daddy, don't tell me not to call.
- They say they might, but...
- I know. It's not ideal.
Sure, honey, about what?
- It's Noah.
(no audible dialogue)
- All right.
- Thank you.
I didn't tell you
Well, I spoke with your daughter.
- Charity... - Mama, let
me finish for once.
and you never even noticed?
Are you bailing him out?
But it's just a storm. It will pass.
And don't say whether you do or not.
but I was wondering, who's
going to be preaching Sunday?
We all know that old Gospel truth...
Oh, nice to meet you, Ray.
would be more time
than you spent with her
"Ray, I've treated you
like you're the problem
Melisse, can you confirm there was
a shooting at Calvary last night?
And if you don't do it soon, Kevin,
And how am I ever
going to get enough money
and then do bad things
just like everybody else.
The boy they have keeping guard
You put there!
She says she likes it here.
You can't take her from me.
Aired a year ago - Aug 03, 2016
A debate over security at Calvary erupts following the church shooting; Mac's plans to leave the country life behind set off a chain of potential catastrophes.
I mean, I don't know about all of you,
I want armed security inside
the doors of that tabernacle.
Mac, don't you agree?
I want to be safer.
I haven't told anyone anything,
Isabel and I have all these
folks pouring into town
No. No, um, what'd you say, babe?
We can't let him leave town.
I just think we need to
hammer this gun thing out
He's always at the gym or out for a run,
because Noah's leaving.
but you're going to have to
deal your mother into this one.
Mae, there is no other side.
because she's a handservant
to the father of lies.
I have to go explain the
whole thing to Jacob now.
I feel more romantic about
you and those two babies
Look what it's doing to us now.
- Any of it!
- And that you never touched Faith.
I'll deal with him,
and I'll send him up here
That he didn't do it?
that sumbitch down Monday morning
I actually asked him if I
could talk to you alone.
and so I get it, and I'm sorry.
you two, you deserve each
other, you know that?
Dad keeps calling me princess.
Thank you. I will do just that.
I think that's how it works.
I just wanted to say thank you.
Aired a year ago - Jul 27, 2016
Grace reaches out to Officer Nelson while also working with Noah in an effort to find evidence against Mac; Lady Mae is suspicious of Grace and Noah; Jacob presents his TV plan to the Bishop; Lady Mae pushes the Bishop to reveal a secret; and the Bishop deals with a woman who is out to destroy Calvary.
Aired a year ago - Jul 20, 2016
Mac is slated to be named "Memphis Man of the Year," but first must advise Charity about the music director; help Jacob with his TV pitch to the Bishop; and deal with paranoia about Grace's effort to bring him to justice. Also on his plate: the IRS audit; and the unwanted appearance of his and Lady Mae's father.
Aired a year ago - Jul 13, 2016
The Bishop appoints Grace to preach on Sunday in his absence; Jacob tries to arrange a TV deal for the church; and Kevin's flippant advice to Charity on how to hire a new music director backfires.
at least as much
as you've forgiven yourself.
and get Gigi back in the pulpit,
I don't want Latonya singing
any more solos this year.
Pastor Greenleaf, you got a minute?
I want you to preach on Sunday.
to get up there and just
say whatever you want.
And the staff to cook it as well.
It's so hard to choose.
Okay. Maybe. Never.
- Okay. Thank you.
- You got it.
to your father and me
afterwards, and they said,
Do you love me at all?
brainstorm about what your
daddy's show could be.
in a movie I'm watching online.
We're hosting men from
Shelter from the Storm.
- Oh, I love that song.
- I like you.
- I like you, too.
And what does Mae
have to say about this?
- No. You're hired.
I just want that music and this...
I'm sorry I couldn't go to county.
He said that wasn't
anybody else's business,
You can't do that. Come here. Sit down.
and Winkie's in the kitchen
with Annika, I think.
once she closes that Bible.
I'm not saying not to hire
him because he's gay.
And judging by your behavior,
Maiden voyage on your new jet.
he just downloads sermons
off the Internet.
- Mm, wow.
and this storm will pass.
to your new favorite soloist.
Aired a year ago - Jul 06, 2016
Grace and the Bishop find themselves in opposition; Lady Mae tries to mend fences while Kerissa is pushed to her limit; Kevin further explores his sexuality.
Yeah. Sorry about that.
You're Bishop's eldest, aren't you?
No, I was somewhere else.
- That's all I'm saying.
There's been one year
but at least I thought he'd call.
Now it's made. Please.
she was the one who pressured James
I worked all these years for
slip through my fingers.
Is that how you want
to get through life?
That was a week ago.
but he obviously has no
real intention of doing so.
20, 30. I don't know.
Oh, I'll give it back.
Shut the door. Have a seat.
His family's always his first priority.
So, what's going on?
Because it hurts.
But I assure you, I will listen
for the spirit's say-so,
- You know what?
do you think he'd still be at Calvary?
that your sister
would have been happier,
- Was it a unicorn?
- A teddy bear!
Yes, but that was under Deacon Sykes.
It just sounds like she's
in a bad place right now.
I can teach anywhere.
I know you do.
Aired a year ago - Jun 29, 2016
The mayor calls in a favor, which leaves the Bishop in a bind that could split the church; Grace is blackmailed about Faith's past; Jacob and Kerissa attend couple counseling; and Charity has difficulty keeping a secret.
Oh. You want that office.
Protest, Friday night. You should come.
Well, I assume there's
some security cameras
The Mayor has asked us to host
And you have.
But that doesn't mean
that an objective person
That's what I'm worried about.
I know what I think... you had options.
Pictures of Faith.
And how did it make you feel
[Scoffs] It's like being
married to a 6-year-old.
[Inhales deeply, exhales slowly]
Bishop, it is with a heavy heart
Well, the good news is,
and you said, "having fun,"
We are not here asking for revenge. No!
Your parents know you're here?
and have $500. All right?
Come on and say a few words, son.
It was her idea to go.
Well, just because I don't talk
They take their church very seriously.
from my readin' just this mornin',
- 12 1/2 to be exact.
- [Murmuring, affirming]
- ...So much deeper.
is still a thing of meager value.
♪ his truth is marching on ♪
Touch your other neighbor
and say, "you matter to me."
Aired a year ago - Jun 22, 2016
Grace has an uncomfortable dinner date with a former beau and his fiancée; Jacob and Kerissa face the deficiencies in their marriage; Kevin has an unwanted attraction; and Senator Banks ups the pressure in his inquiry into the church's finances.
- Good evening, Melisse.
- Good evening, Mrs. Greenleaf.
All right, and this is your last one.
She just tipped her head back
and she passed away.
That whooping style of preaching.
So, you quit your job at the TV station,
I'm glad you moved here.
but was there ever a time
you were thinking about it?
We went out for coffee after
I'd ask you, "Is that
your final answer?"
And she told you to do this?
You know, gay men know good singing.
Well, this Caesar wants respect.
In short, in search
for his earthly power,
We're locked out.
When you left 20 years ago,
So, we went out the back exit
Does your mom know you're here?
Guess it used to be an abolitionist
newspaper back in the 1850s.
It's another thing to go walking around
Danielle, what you said
in your first statement...
It didn't happen.
Ever been to anything like this?
Senator Banks is waiting on us.
Aired a year ago - Jun 22, 2016
Grace decides to move home in order to pursue the person she blames for her sister's death, but working at the church proves to be more difficult than she imagined. In other events, Jacob takes on more responsibilities at the church as a result of
her return; Kevin has doubts about his and Charity's plan to start a family; and the Bishop refuses a senator's inquiries into the church's finances.
- Good morning!
- Bishop Greenleaf, hey.
now is the time for you
to step up, not back.
I think he's worried
I'm going to turn into
Well, the Lord has done
So, round like nice round number, huh?
I just wanted to give a little advice.
So, what's your advice?
I've been trying to reach Bishop
Greenleaf for a month or so.
What I want to know is how
would you use the FTC
No, but it's required reading
in any class of mine.
Nope. See, we're going to give
Senator Banks a gift, Alexa.
Well, what can I do for you two today?
Is that a problem?
- What's unforgettable?
with anything that I understand
as doctrine, that's for sure.
Men one week,
women and children the next.
Hmm? All the time.
saying that he tried reaching
you over and over again.
- You can do it.
Oh, my God, Nikki was so T.T.
No, no. It's no bother, really.
as soon as I finish my homework,
You know what?
they're all out there all night
Do you want a spiritual advisor
Yeah, uh, not really.
Go in the house, DeAndre.
Do you and Isabel have a venue yet?
You know, she's so lovely.
Aired a year ago - Jun 21, 2016
The drama centered on a Memphis megachurch opens with the return home of estranged daughter Gracie following the death of her sister, Faith. Her father, the church bishop, seems happy to see her, but other family members are less than welcoming.
Complicating matters even more: she learns unsettling information about the family and her sister's death from her Aunt Mavis.