Pastor Jettie L. Cornett was born in Conway, AR and raised in Gary, IN. He accepted the Lord as his personal savior at the early age of nine. At the age of twelve, he accepted his calling to an evangelism ministry. This ministry took him across the country, eventually bringing him to Racine in 1961, where he united with the 12th Street C.O.G.I.C. under the leadership of the late Bishop W.L. Morris.
In 1971, through the divine intervention of the Holy Spirit, the late Bishop Louis H. Ford appointed Elder Cornett pastor of Grace Temple, following the home going of Bishop Morris.
Elder Cornett is inspired to preach the Word of God and is concerned about the holistic development of the body of Christ. In addition to pastoring Greater Grace Temple, he has serviced as State Evangelist of the Southeastern Wisconsin Jurisdiction, and has serviced on numerous boards and committees in the city of Racine and across the country.
Pastor Cornett is a self-taught contractor and master builder. He built homes, buildings and churches throughout the Racine and Milwaukee area. Greater Grace Temple stands as a testimony of his craftsmanship, faith and vision which God has given him.
Mother Bonnie J. Cornett was born in Belzoni, MS and moved to Milwaukee, WI at the age of 10. She accepted Christ at the age of 10 and was united with the Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder Hudson. She had been in service to the Lord for over 59 years.
Mother Cornett was a virtuous woman whose warm smile and encouraging, loving spirit radiates the Holy Spirit that lived within her. She was dedicated to the instruction of the new members of Greater Grace Temple. She also ministered to the neighborhood youth through the “Catch the Vision” Urban Alternative Ministry. She held a degree from the Milwaukee Theological Institute and was head of the Greater Grace Temple Women’s Department until her passing on January 13, 2015.
Elder Jettie Cornett and the late, former Sis. Bonnie J. Hobson met and married in 1962. Blessed to this union are three sons, Anthony, Henry, and Jerry(Sherel),seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.