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At Gregg Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, we are focused on providing a spirit-filled worship experience with ministries to grow and glow for Christ! Also, we want your church experience to be enjoyable as you encounter God in your spiritual journey!

With a variety of ministries to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working for the Lord. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

The leadership style of the Pastor, promotes people development, seek helping individuals with personal goals that ultimately helps church goals, and build group cohesiveness/harmony.

The membership of Gregg Tabernacle has a long-standing history of helping and empowering others to improve their lives.  

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The Reverend Dr. Eraina M. Ross-Aseme

At Gregg Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, we are focused on providing a spirit-filled worship experience with ministries to grow and glow for Christ! Also, we want your church experience to be enjoyable as you encounter God in your spiritual journey!

With a variety of ministries to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working for the Lord. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

Vita – 2019 The Reverend Eraina Marie Ross-Aseme, D. MIN [email protected]

Rev. Dr. Eraina Marie Ross-Aseme answered the call to preach in September 1991 under the leadership of the late Bishop Vinton R. Anderson. She was ordained as a deacon in the A.M.E. Church, 1994, and received her elder’s orders in 1996 under the leadership of the late Bishop Vernon R. Byrd, the 105th consecrated Bishop of the A.M.E. Church.

She is married to Mr. Patrick C. Aseme, RN; and they have two beautiful daughters, Pamela Ifunanya Aseme-Terrell (Samuel II) who holds a Bachelor’s of Science, majoring in Chemistry and a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research Administration, and Dayna who holds a Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts degree from UMKC in Health Science with a minor in Sociology. Dr. Aseme is very active in her church and community. Her greatest joy is empowering people to live better lives and to help them make meaningful contributions to their families and communities in which they reside.

Dr. Aseme holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business from Penn Valley Community College, and Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business Administration in Management from Webster University of KCMO. She attended Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri; and Liberty University earning a Master’s of Divinity degree from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. She traveled to Nigeria for 15 days to participate in an immersion course for seminary studies. She has held a number of leadership positions on civic and community boards. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. She also has a second Master’s of Divinity degree to enhance her knowledge and wisdom of the Black Church and the Methodist movement in attending Payne Seminary Wilberforce, Ohio.

Dr. Aseme has served as senior pastor of the following churches: Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, Glasgow, Mo 1994-1995; 2000-2002; Zion A.M.E. Church, Brunswick, MO 1995-1997; St. Luke A.M.E. Church, Salisbury, MO 1997-2003; and St. Luke A.M.E. Church – Westport, Kansas City, MO, 2003-2004; St. John A.M.E. Church, Kansas City, MO, 2004-2009; St. Mark’s A.M.E. Church, Topeka, KS, 2010-2011; Cain Grant A.M.E. Church, Kansas City, MO 2011-2013, and currently serves Gregg Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, Kansas City 2013-Present. She has served the Conference in a number of capacities: Past Secretary of the Greater Kansas City and Vicinity A.M.E. Ministerial Alliance, 1994-1995; Past President of the Northwest Missouri Conference Women In Ministry, 1996-1998 and Worship Leader; Statistician of the former Northwest Missouri Conference 1997-2001, and now serves as statistician for the Midwest Conference 2010-Present and on the Board of Examiners for the Midwest Conference 2010-Present. Chairperson of Publicity of the Midwest Conference 2007-2009; Director of Rural Ministries of the Northwest Missouri Conference; Director of Rural Ministries of the Fifth Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church, which includes providing leadership for 14 states. She is the past First Vice President of Women In Ministry of the Northwest Missouri Conference and former board member, Foster Grandparents. Additionally, she was the Merger Secretary of the Joint Session to consolidate the two former conferences: Kansas Nebraska and Northwest Missouri Conference, prior to the Conference becoming the Midwest Conference at General Conference July 2008. Also she served as a Board Member of Parks and Recreation Board of the City of Grandview, MO which drafted plans for a neighborhood community center and Board of Adjustments for the City of Grandview, MO; and Chief Executive Officer of Faith Friends, an organization to assist TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families). Dr. Aseme served as a Board Member Hickman Mills C-1 School District Community Advisory Board for several years. She served as the Secretary to Presiding Elder Donna F. Roberson 2004-2011. In addition, she served as the Financial Secretary and Worship Leader of the Fifth District Women In Ministry of the A.M.E. Church.

Her achievements include organizing and planning a successful summer school program for the Hickman Mills C-1 School district with a record enrollment of #4,200 in a 7,000 student population school district 2007-2008 and an ADA of 93% (average daily attendance); also she was instrumental in developing an in-house call center for company with a loan portfolio of $2.5 million. Increase the church’s cash inflow by 305% in 5 years in Salisbury, Missouri. She is instrumental in church members becoming involved in the community. As President of a school PTA raised funds to purchase playground equipment for Ingles Elementary School in the Hickman Mills School C-1 District. Church membership of 14 paid off a 4-year loan in 2-1/2 months. She also hosted a two-day Empowerment Crusade for the seven rural churches of the Northwest Missouri Conference, with all seven churches receiving a disbursement of a total amount of $2,120.00. In December 2005 was guest speaker at Howard Chapel A.M.E. Church in Gallup, New Mexico a church membership of 5 where 30 Native Americans gave their life to Jesus Christ and 15 others joined the church, and the following conference year the new members participated in the Desert Mountain Conference choir. In addition, she paid off $10,000.00 worth of indebtedness in her first 10 months of arrival at St. John. She was awarded the Pastor of the Year 2004-2005 during her first year in urban ministry from the former Northwest Missouri Conference Lay Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In December 2006, she was sponsored by the friends and family, and the Fifth Episcopal District Women’s Missionary Society to travel to the Kingdom of LeSotho in South Africa. An invitation has been extended to Dr. Eraina Aseme to visit Rwanda in Africa to provide leadership to the peoples of that land. She has successfully planned and organized several conference activities for youth camps to increase their knowledge about the Trinity. Also she organized a travel package for several persons to attend the international denominational (General Conference) meeting in July 2008 that is held every four years. In 2013, as a clergyperson in Kansas City, Dr. Aseme was requested to provide the prayer before the City Council meetings of the City of Kansas City, Missouri for an entire month, and serves as back-up; in case other clergy are not available. Dr. Aseme served as co-chair for the Dean of the Dr. Marsha Foster Boyd College, an initiative created by Rev. Dr. Cecelia Williams-Bryant for the Women’s Global Initiative, WOW Praying Convocation, June 27-30, 2013. Dr. Aseme also serves as the Advisory Board Chairperson for the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council. She also served as a Teacher's Assistant for the seminary classes of President of Payne Seminary, Dr. Leah Fitchue: Race, Crime & Justice held with The Sentencing Project in Washington, DC, March 4-7, 2014; Dr. William J. Augman: Ministerial Sexual Ethics held at Payne Seminary, May 27-30, 2014 and Dr. Solomon Avotri: Cultural Hermeneutics, June 3-June 6, 2014 and Dr. Betty W. Holley, Senior Seminar, August 5-7, 2014. In addition, Dr. Aseme served as the Student At Large 2014-2015 for Payne Theological Seminary’s Student Government Association in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Dr. Aseme served as Co-Chairperson of Presiding Elder Donna F. Roberson’s Retirement and 75th Birthday Celebration – Roast selling over 200 reserved seats for seventy-five dollars.

Furthermore, Dr. Aseme was able to settle an insurance claim of a net settlement of a quarter of million dollars within four months of her arrival to Cain Grant; and paying off $92,255 of debt during this same period after her arrival to Cain Grant. To increase the visibility of Cain Grant, in June 2012, the church created a Facebook account, a social network. In September 2013 Dr. Aseme led Cain Grant A.M.E. Church to a new building location at 5901 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Currently, Dr. Aseme is assigned to Gregg Tabernacle A.M.E. Church since her arrival, the Class Leader System has been reactivated, musician hired, sound system upgraded, spirits lifted and the Adopt A Bill program was created to reduce the indebtedness of Gregg Tabernacle. Also, the finances were automated. Due to outdated furnaces and hot water heater, two furnaces and a hot water heater were replaced in the educational building at Gregg; and manual thermostats installed in sanctuary. In addition, Dr. Aseme along with church members 36 new windows were installed replacing boards of 40 years, kitchen, classrooms, garage and fellowship hall were repainted, and electrical lines were updated in kitchen and fellowship hall. Also under her leadership two new ceilings were installed in the fellowship hall and South entrance hallway after 19 months of her arrival. Additionally, Dr. Aseme and congregation sold parsonage and paid off $52,000 of indebtedness which included an original balloon loan in the amount of $73,500 that was paid off five years ahead of schedule after 27 months of her arrival. Furthermore, Dr. Aseme, officers and church members hosted the 2014-2015 Midwest North and South District Conference for Presiding Elder Donna F. Roberson and Steven A Cousin, Sr. with 350 to 500 in attendance. On December 22, 2015, a local businessman donated a house and land, located 1808 E. 37th with a Quit Claim deed to Gregg Tabernacle for future installation of the West Campus parking lot. In addition, a month later a parcel of land was donated to the church by the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Association. Several local community mission projects have been conducted under Dr. Aseme’s leadership. Currently, Dr. Aseme is an Impact Team Leader with the City Union Mission, that serves over 550 homeless daily in Kansas City, Missouri, she keeps their the church informed and aware of news and events; and coordinate a variety of volunteer opportunities at CUM. Due to a severe winter ice/storm Dr. Aseme conducted Teleworship Worship Experience and the GT Praise Team sung over a Conference Call on January 15, 2017. On February 2, 2017, Dr. Aseme received a Commercial Driver’s License from Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of Missouri. Due to the generosity of a dear friend of Dr. Aseme, on March 7, 2017 Gregg Tabernacle was given a automobile for the transportation ministry. In March 2017 two new porcelain floorings were installed in the ladies and men's room at Gregg Tabernacle by Samuel Terrell II, Dr. Aseme's and the Patrick Aseme's son in law. On April 6-8, 2017, Dr. Aseme, officers and members of Gregg Tabernacle hosted the second Midwest North District Conference for Presiding Elder Fran T. Cary! DOn November 13, 2017, under the transportation ministry, another automobile was given to Gregg Tabernacle, 2003 Lincoln Town car, Executive 4-door. Starting January 3, 2018, Dr. Aseme held Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6:55 am via Teleconferencing. During Dr. Aseme's weekly visit (Feb. 2, 2018) to Office Max, a stranger invited Dr. Aseme to their car to receive a donated computer. The Gregg Church family donated nearly 600 cup of noodles soup to the Midwest North District community project; a total of 6,000 was collected by the churches in the District. In April 2018, co-worker of a member of Gregg donated studio equipment, spotlights, drum set and two boom speaker. Installed new hot water heater in the baptism pool allowing it to become operable after 15 years of being defunked, May 2018. Dr. Aseme was approached and agreed to be the President for one year of The Triage Center in KCK, which helps provide aid to the homeless and low-income families. In July 2018, Gregg Tabernacle became an extension center for Faith Bible College, high school dropout are able to get a degree, and members of the community can earn a college degree. Dr.  Aseme is the author of Watering Seeds: Insight to Developing  a Child Through Education. Recently Gregg restored the stairs in the baptism pool 01/26/19.

She is a skilled negotiator/communicator, comprehensive problem solver and dynamic motivator. She has a diverse experience in customer service, building alliances, research, investigation and business development. She enjoys public speaking, bowling, reading, research, writing, playing chess and holds a commercial driver's license.

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Mission and Goals

Conference Year 2018-19

Year Three – PENTECOST

Season of Spiritual Renewal/Revival

Themes: The Great Commission; The Pentecost Event; Paul’s Missionary Enterprise; Seeking the Lost; Intentional about Evangelism

Logo: Flame

Color scheme: Red


Goals and Objectives:


Stabilize - Finances, Health

Televise - Increase media presence

Evangelize - Go out & tell others the Good News

Mobilize - Call the masses together

Come and join me at Drinking At The Well, a coffee cafe' every Sunday morning after Sunday School, 10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. at Gregg Tabernacle

Ms. Annie Smith, Director

Drinking At The Well

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Bishop Clement W. Fugh, our new bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Quadrennial Calendar “A Holy Nation” 2017-18

Theme: Restoring the Temple Order Roles of Priest, Prophets, Pastors, Deacons, Lay (Lagos); Regard for the HOLY-House and things

Scripture: Acts 6:2-8; Ephesians 4:11-14

Logo: Candle

Color scheme: White


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Mrs. Alexia Butler Fugh, our new epsicopal supervisor of the Fifth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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