General Information

Glossary: G
First Air Date: June 21st, 2016
Last Air Date: November 22nd, 2018
Created By: Craig Wright
Star Casts: Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Lamman Rucker, Keith David, Desiree Ross, Lynn Whitfield, Gregory Alan Williams, Lovie Simone
Aired On: OWN
Episode Runtime: 42 minutes
Total Seasons: 3 Seasons
Total Episodes: 42 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: OWN - Greenleaf

Last Updated: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 03:08:42 +0000

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The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface lies a den of iniquity—greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values—that threatens to tear apart the very core of their faith that holds them together.

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (13 Episodes)

1: A Time to Heal - Aired: 2016-06-21

The drama centered on a Memphis megachurch opens with the return home of estranged daughter Gracie following the death of her sister, Faith. Her father, the church bishop, seems happy to see her, but other family members are less than welcoming. Complicating matters even more: she learns unsettling information about the family and her sister's death from her Aunt Mavis

2: The Baptism - Aired: 2016-06-22

Grace decides to move home in order to pursue the person she blames for her sister's death, but working at the church proves to be more difficult than she imagined. In other events, Jacob takes on more responsibilities at the church as a result of her return; Kevin has doubts about his and Charity's plan to start a family; and the Bishop refuses a senator's inquiries into the church's finances.

3: We Shall See Him as He Is - Aired: 2016-06-22

Grace has an uncomfortable dinner date with a former beau and his fiancée; Jacob and Kerissa face the deficiencies in their marriage; Kevin has an unwanted attraction; and Senator Banks ups the pressure in his inquiry into the church's finances.

4: Behind Closed Doors - Aired: 2016-06-29

The mayor calls in a favor, which leaves the Bishop in a bind that could split the church; Grace is blackmailed about Faith's past; Jacob and Kerissa attend couple counseling; and Charity has difficulty keeping a secret.

5: Meaningful Survival - Aired: 2016-07-06

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6: Good Morning, Calvary - Aired: 2016-07-13

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7: One Train May Hide Another - Aired: 2016-07-20

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8: The Whole Book - Aired: 2016-07-27

Grace reaches out to Officer Nelson while also working with Noah in an effort to find evidence against Mac; Lady Mae is suspicious of Grace and Noah; Jacob presents his TV plan to the Bishop; Lady Mae pushes the Bishop to reveal a secret; and the Bishop deals with a woman who is out to destroy Calvary.

9: The Broken Road - Aired: 2016-08-03

No overview available.

10: March to the Sea - Aired: 2016-08-10

No overview available.

11: Men Like Trees Walking - Aired: 2016-08-17

The church is losing money and members; Ray seeks custody of Sophia; Jacob's offers to help Calvary are declined; and Kevin gets closer to Adrian.

12: Veni, Vidi, Vici - Aired: 2016-08-24

No overview available.

13: What Are You Doing Here? - Aired: 2016-08-31

No overview available.

Season 2 (16 Episodes)

1: A House Divided - Aired: 2017-03-15

The Greenleaf family struggles in the aftermath of Mac's release. Lady Mae makes a last-ditch attempt to save the Bishop. Basie's announcement opens a rift between the Bishop and Jacob.

2: Strange Bedfellows - Aired: 2017-03-22

Grace and Charity oppose Lady Mae's reaction to demands from the Deacon Board. The Bishop visits his father-in-law and runs into Mac. Kerissa and Jacob prepare to move out. Grace goes out with Darius Nash, a journalist following Calvary.

3: A Mother's Love - Aired: 2017-03-29

After one of Mac's victims attempts suicide, Grace makes a rash decision that may have lasting consequences. Kevin's mother visits, exposing old wounds. Lady Mae tries to reason with Jacob.

4: Revival - Aired: 2017-04-05

Bishop and Lady Mae preside over Calvary's Fall Revival, and decide to take action against Basie. Lady Mae and Grace connect with old friends. Grace confronts Mac's new girlfriend.

5: Point of No Return - Aired: 2017-04-12

When Basie hears about the injunction filed to stop construction of Triumph Two, he stages a sit-in at Calvary in an attempt to force Bishop's hand. Grace's plan to put Mac away hits a snag.

6: The Royal Family - Aired: 2017-04-19

Kevin and Charity begin divorce proceedings, but the circumstances are exacerbated when Lady Mae learns the truth about Kevin. Grace and Darius's relationship reaches a stalemate.

7: Born to Trouble - Aired: 2017-04-26

The anniversary of Faith's death is at hand and Grace shows no sign of giving up her pursuit of Mac. Basie and Jacob, meanwhile, receive bad news regarding Triumph Two's finances.

8: And the Sparks Fly Upward - Aired: 2017-05-03

In the Season 2 midseason finale, Jacob makes Triumph pastor Basie Skanks an offer to clear his debt and gain full control of Triumph II and Mac receives bad news from Skip Leonard that puts him in an explosive collision course with Grace.

9: The Bear - Aired: 2017-08-15

In the Season 2 midseason premiere, Grace and Mac's showdown sends shockwaves through the family. Jacob offers the Bishop an olive branch. Kevin makes a decision that leaves Charity reeling.

10: Call Not Complete - Aired: 2017-08-16

Jacob and Kerissa establish their new ministry. Charity desperately tries to reach Kevin. Darius gets an offer that may take him out of Memphis, leaving Grace to wonder where she fits in his life.

11: Changing Season - Aired: 2017-08-23

When Sophia and Zora are excluded from the upcoming debutante cotillion, Lady Mae sets out to make things right. Grace is inspired by Basie's sermon. Charity reaches out to Carlton.

12: House Rules - Aired: 2017-08-30

Basie's sermon regarding inclusivity in the church goes viral, lighting a fire under Grace and provoking the Bishop's suspicions. In other events, Kerissa pushes Jacob to get a day job.

13: Silence and Loneliness - Aired: 2017-09-06

A series of recurring nightmares leaves Grace unnerved; Charity looks to take her relationship with Jabari to the next level; and Bishop gives Basie an ultimatum.

14: The Father's Will - Aired: 2017-09-13

Lionel returns and drops a bombshell on Bishop and Lady Mae; Charity receives great news from Jabari; Jacob encounters resistance on his first day as head of Triumph.

15: Two by Two - Aired: 2017-09-20

Charity's plan hits a roadblock; Skip Leonard offers Jacob an enticing deal; Lady Mae suddenly finds herself at odds with the Bishop.

16: The Pearl - Aired: 2017-09-27

The tensions in Zora and Isaiah's relationship come to a head at the Cotillion; Lady Mae makes an overture of peace to Mavis and the result is a revelation that sends Mae into a tailspin.

Season 3 (13 Episodes)

1: Strange Currents - Aired: 2018-08-28

The Bishop and Lady Mae's crumbling marriage threatens to destroy the Greenleaf family, but they soon find their church in danger when a $2 million IRS tax bill arrives at Calvary. The Season 3 premiere.

2: The Space Between - Aired: 2018-08-29

Grace takes Rochelle up on her offer to help start a legal defense fund. Bishop and Lady Mae ask if parishioner Clara Jackson's Powerball winnings can assist with their IRS bill.

3: Chain of Command - Aired: 2018-09-05

The Bishop sends Lady Mae into a tailspin when he surprises her with divorce papers. Grace does a newspaper interview in Mae's place, while deploying Darius to investigate Rochelle.

4: The Underdog - Aired: 2018-09-12

Lady Mae visits world famous Pastor Maxine Patterson and endures the Bishop's final attempt to win her back at a Round Table party. Connie asks if Grace is interested in running Calvary.

5: Closing Doors - Aired: 2018-09-19

The Bishop and Lady Mae make alternate plans after Clara denies them the check for the IRS bill. Grace tends to Sophia when a medical emergency sends her daughter to the hospital.

6: She Changes Everything - Aired: 2018-10-03

Maxine Patterson visits Calvary the weekend Lady Mae and the Bishop announce their divorce to the congregation. Grace and Rochelle find a case for their legal defense fund.

7: That Was Then - Aired: 2018-10-10

Grace questions her involvement in the Coralie Hunter case when the D.A. threatens to reopen her case with Mac. The Bishop and Lady Mae disagree on hosting “A Day with Lady Mae” at Calvary.

8: Dea Abscondita - Aired: 2018-10-17

The Bishop struggles to maintain his place within the family after another Zora crisis hits the Greenleafs; Grace attempts to convince Coralie not to take the district attorney's plea deal.

9: Runaway Train - Aired: 2018-10-24

The Bishop wrestles with signing the divorce papers on the weekend of his Silver Jubilee celebration; Grace realizes her father will need help at Calvary when Lady Mae is gone.

10: The Promised Land - Aired: 2018-10-31

Grace discovers Rochelle Cross' true identity with Darius' help. Kerissa welcomes Triumph's new accountant and learns two hundred thousand dollars is missing.

11: The End Is Near - Aired: 2018-11-07

The Greenleafs' IRS issues escalate when the FBI raids both Calvary and Triumph on suspicion of embezzlement; Grace questions her paternity when Aaron tells her that his father, Lionel, died.

12: Day of Reckoning - Aired: 2018-11-14

Mae preaches beautifully at A Day With Lady Mae as the Bishop fears he may lose Calvary; Grace gets a paternity test with Aaron and works with Jacob to clear their family name.

13: The New Life - Aired: 2018-11-22

After the success of her big day, Lady Mae is denied the right to run Calvary despite support from the Bishop; Grace takes over thanks to Connie and joins Harmony & Hope Ministries.