On the first Sunday after Harmony and Hope's installation at Calvary, the Greenleaf family's united front shatters; Grace attempts to lead the church's loyalties back toward the Greenleafs, but a call from Noah brings a long buried secret to light.
While engaging in a power struggle with Phil, Grace walks a tightrope, uncertain of what to do in regards to her secret; Bishop discovers something about a rival, making it possible to win back Mae and the church.
While facing her past, Grace gives Phil the opportunity to impress key church leadership; Lady Mae steps in to do damage control in Grace's absence, and she is forced to face Mac's ghost and her own stained reputation.
Bob Whitmore returns to Memphis, Tenn., to remind Grace that he is the one in charge and to encourage her to consider a new idea he has for Calvary; on a mission to uncover what's been going on between Noah and Grace, Charity makes a phone call.
The fractures between Bishop and Lady Mae deepen and old wounds are reopened as he considers an invitation to preach elsewhere; Grace struggles to keep her secret and the church under compartmentalized control.
When Grace confesses to her family, not all of the Greenleafs are on her side; the situation is complicated by police, lies, affairs, and the interests of Harmony and Hope.
The Bishop plans a romantic surprise for Lady Mae; Lady Mae learns that her name is being erased from the scholarship fund at Calvary and sets out to protect her legacy.
Lady Mae and Bishop throw an impromptu party to subvert Harmony and Hope's plans for Calvary; Charity's loyalties are questioned; Grace navigates between playing the obedient pastor for Judee Whitmore and her parents' schemes.
Bishop moves to prevent Judee Whitmore's proposed governance structure; Jacob and Kerissa attempt to mend their wounds; a secret about Phil threatens his relationship with Charity; Grace realizes that what is right has never been less clear.