The news of Grace Greenleaf's return to Memphis breeds tension.
Grace's moving back to Memphis is motivated by vengeance for her sister's death; she struggles to work in the family's church.
Jacob and Kerissa realize what their marriage has become; Grace goes on an uncomfortable date; Senator Banks looks into the church's finances.
When the mayor cashes in a favor, the Bishop is left in a tough spot that could split the church; Grace is blackmailed; Charity can't keep a secret.
Grace and the Bishop find themselves in opposition; Lady Mae tries to mend fences while Kerissa is pushed to her limit; Kevin further explores his sexuality.
The Bishop pushes Grace to deal with her feelings concerning the pulpit; Lady Mae admits her blame in Faith's death; Kevin's advise to Charity backfires.
As Chief Council, Mac juggles a lot of tasks for the Greenleaf clan; church complications, Grace and the appearance of his father send Mac on a course that could threaten his status.
Amidst public outcry, Grace reaches out to Officer Nelson; Noah evades Lady Mae's questions; Lady Mae encourages the Bishop to reveal a secret.
A debate over security at Calvary erupts following the church shooting; Mac's plans to leave the country life behind set off a chain of potential catastrophes.
Mac attempts to blackmail the Bishop but Grace intervenes; Sophia's father, Ray, expresses doubts about Grace's parenting; Charity speaks up.
Surrounded by scandal, the church is losing money and members; Ray tries to get custody of Sophia; Jacob's offers to help are rejected; Kevin gains closure.
Deacon Sykes discusses women's day with Lady Mae and wants Grace to preach; Mavis has problems with her club; Grace, Ray and Sophia attend a custody hearing; Charity and Kevin talk about his feelings.