Deacon Sykes is not sold on the idea of Lady Mae preaching at Women's Day. Basie Skanks reveals that he wants Jacob to run Triumph's new community center, which will be built very near Calvary. Finally, Lady Mae confronts her sister, Mavis.
The church, beset on all sides by scandal, is hemorrhaging money and members. Meanwhile, Ray takes Grace to court for custody of Sophia, and Jacob's offers to help at Calvary are declined. Plus, Kevin begins getting closer to Adrian.
Following the shooting of Memphis police Officer David Nelson, a debate erupts about security at Calvary Fellowship World Ministries. Meanwhile, Charity confronts Kevin for being glued to his phone and disengaged, and Mac plans to leave the country, which sets off a chain of events with potentially catastrophic consequences.
On the day he's set to receive the Memphis Man of the Year award, Mac juggles a variety of tasks for the Greenleaf clan both in his capacity as chief counsel and as a family member, including advising Charity about the new music director she wants to hire and assisting Jacob with the details of his television pitch to the bishop.
When members of the church reach out for prayers for their terminally ill child, Grace Greenleaf and Bishop James Greenleaf find themselves with opposing views on the value of hope and the responsibilities of a pastor.
The mayor asks the bishop to take a controversial stance and publicly support a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager. Meanwhile, Grace's daughter, Sophia, sneaks out to a protest in support of the young victim.