Joy of Life
Joy of Life Christian Ministries is located at
20159 Van Dyke in Detroit, Michigan.  
Formerly Greater Christ Ministries it was
founded by the late Bishop Henry Benford &
Lady Margaret Benford Simone'.  Pastor
Gwynn is a strong, determined, anointed
teacher, and woman of God, who was
ordained Presiding Pastor before the passing
of her mother November 18, 2001            

Joy of Life Christian Ministries is a
non-denominational church built on a solid
foundation.  Our main focus is in teaching our
members how to stand on the word and
promises of God, as well as teaching them
how to build family structures and stronger
Mr. Charles  M. Gwynn & Pastor
Elaine Benford-Gwynn
This ministry also feeds hundreds of under privileged families and services the community
through a variety of programs. Many have labeled Joy of Life Christian Ministries the
"David" in the community.  Indeed this ministry is helping their members and community
to bring down the giants in their lives.                      
We donate school supplies to thousands of students every year. This ministry has touched
the lives of so many people in Detroit and the surrounding areas. Charles Gwynn and
Pastor Elaine Benford-Gwynn have been married for 29 years. Through their marriage
they have taught many how to maintain healthy relationships. Their theme this year is no
matter what we go through in life, God says "It's time for us to be blessed"...  You have
to speak it with your mouth so you can hear it, your mind can believe it, and your soul
will receive it!