About Our Overseers

Bishop Joseph Ricard Sr. is the Senior Pastor and Founder of both Greater Refuge Temple Ministries in Amite, La. and GRTM Missions Outreach & Deliverance Center in Kentwood, La. Bishop Ricard is married to the love of his life, Lady Walterine Ricard and they have been married for over 40 years. They have four lovely children and 10 grandchildren, all of whom are active in ministry.  


Bishop Ricard is the founder of the Center of Hope Community Development Center, the Dare to Excel Ministries and Image Keepers LLC.

Bishop Ricard is a man of integrity whose beliefs and standards are not on the auction block of fame, money, or public opinion. He takes a stand for Godliness and Holiness and "live or die, sink or swim" he is going forward in Jesus. 


Bishop and Lady Ricard have valiantly stood the test of time. It has been through the power of prayer and unity praying that they have faced and overcome every trick of the enemy and obstacle set before them. Bishop and Lady Ricard pray that God's blessings and favor rest upon their lives and the lives of the people they serve as Bishop and First Lady. 

Service Times


*Celebration Service - Sunday

     -10:00 a.m.


*Pastor's Classroom - Midweek

     -7:15 p.m.


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