About Impact Detroit


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 planting Impact Church. She and David have been married for 15 years as of this writing and have two children, Karis and David II.

David is a native-Detroiter who has served in ministry for over two decades .  In the Fall of 2020, David accepted the call to serve as the Lead Pastor of Impact Church in Novi, MI.  He and his wife, Grace, are thriving in this new role.   David 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.  David has keynoted for a diversity of audiences & denominations in cities and countries all over the world.     Above all, David 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.


About Impact Detroit

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 seven cities in Florida. As the church flourished and the vision was fulfilled, God continued to expand their vision. Now the Impact 7 & Beyond family includes churches in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, and Peru. The vision to also plant a church in the Detroit area had been germinating in George & April's hearts for several years. At the same time, God placed a vision in the hearts of David & Grace John to pastor a church in the Detroit area. Through careful consideration and much prayer, both couples discerned that God was calling them to fulfill this vision.

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, Impact Church held its first Detroit service.  In order to attend in-person, one was required to RSVP, pass a health screening, wear a mask,  and practice social-distancing during the service.  In spite of this, more than 250 people attended our launch day service and 3 people gave their hearts to Jesus!



Mailing Address: 39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite 600, Novi, MI 48375