If you want to go to heaven, you can go from Heavenly Temple!

Heavenly Temple COGIC, is a church where the love and presence of God is experienced. We are delighted you have stopped by our page! 


The church is the place where people gather together to praise and worship God. We pray the Lord leads you to visit with us and experience our spiritually edifying Christ-centered worship celebration. It is our prayer that transformation to take place in your spirit; and that God by His infinite grace and mercy, grant you new vision for your family, friends and loved ones.

​Please take time to read about the many ministries we offer here to empower our members and community participants. You will find, that our main goal at HTC is to “Reach Up to God and Out to People.”

Be richly blessed and we hope you will give us the opportunity to meet you!

From Our Hearts to Yours,
Bishop Kevin E. & Leading Lady Mary L. Knight, Sr.


Bishop Kevin E. Knight, Sr.


Bishop Knight is the eldest son of the late Bishop John L. Knight and the late Evangelist Fannie B. Knight. He has been married to Evangelist Mary L. Knight for 41 years. After 40 years of pastoring, Bishop John L. Knight being led by the Holy Ghost passed the mantle to his son. Bishop Kevin E. Knight, Sr. has been serving as pastor of Heavenly Temple Church for 19 years.


He is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the religious institutions industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations,Theology, Gospel, Discipleship, and Pastoral Counseling. Strong community and social services professional with a AA / BS focused in Public Policy / Urban Studies from St. Peter's College  and a master of divinity and Doctorate of Theology from Grace Hill Bible University.

Bishop Kevin E. Knight, Sr. serves as the Prelate of New Third Jurisdiction, Church Of God In Christ. The Third Jurisdiction (NJ 3rd) is one of four Ecclesiastical Assemblies geographically located in New Jersey where the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. implements its religious practices.

NJ 3rd consists of various churches within this assembly that have registered with the Jurisdiction and have been issued membership certificates by the International General Secretary's Office of the Church Of God In Christ, Inc.