About Impact Detroit

About Impact Detroit

Who We Are: Impact Church is a diverse community of both believers and seekers that come together to know God, find freedom, discover purpose & make a difference.  Impact's weekly Sunday service is specifically designed to be a safe place for people that don't usually attend church.  So far, more than 300 people say they became a Christian while attending one the church's services or outreach activities.
Our Mission is to equip all people to grow fully in Christ.  In layman's terms, we help people know God, find freedom, discover purpose & make a difference.

Our Story: Impact Church began in 1996 as a small church plant in Jacksonville, FL. The pastors, George & April Davis, moved from their hometown, Detroit, MI, with a contingent of 12 adults and a bold vision to spread the Gospel across several cities in Florida.  As the church flourished, the vision expanded into what is now a global network with churches in the US, India, and Peru.  

Impact Church Metro Detroit held its first service on September 13, 2020 at The Meridian Banquet Hall in Farmington Hills.  After the first year, we moved our service to the nearby Holiday Inn & Suites while searching for a place we could call home.   Our lead pastors, David & Grace John, had their eyes on a former Ace Hardware store in Novi that had been vacant for over a decade.  The owner had recently renovated the building and being virtually empty from wall to wall, it was a perfect blank canvas to transform into Impact Church's first permanent location.  

There was one pretty significant hurdle to overcome - a previous consent judgment had limited the building's uses to B -1 local businesses and restaurants. Thankfully, prayer and favor prevailed just before Christmas 2021 when the Novi City Council unanimously approved to allow Impact Church to lease the 9000 square feet needed to build a state-of-the-art auditorium, office, and classrooms for kids & youth.


David & Grace John

Lead Pastors

Grace is a graduate of the University of Michigan with bachelor's degrees in Communications & Psychology. She has two great passions in this season of her life: supporting her family, and leading Impact Church. She and David have been married since 2006 and have two children, Karis and David II.

David is a native-Detroiter who has served in ministry for over two decades .  He has received numerous leadership awards including the Hands On Award from the Detroit Youth Foundation, Outstanding Achievement Award from the Detroit Housing Commission, and the Exceptional Leadership Award from the Nat’l Congress for Community Economic Development.  Pastor DJ (as he is affectionately called) has keynoted for a diversity of audiences & denominations in cities and countries across the globe.     Above all, he is a child of God, a loyal husband & a committed father and he measures true success in his life by the prosperity of these three relationships. 

In the Fall of 2020, Pastor DJ and Grace were ordained by Bishop George Davis as the founding senior pastors of Impact Church Metro Detroit.  They describe serving in this role as "one of the greatest honors" of their lives.

22104 Novi Road, Novi, MI 48375