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The Dr. Elma Jean Bowers Grande Reception Hall seeks to replicate the elegance embodied by its namesake.  Dr. Elma Jean Bowers was a legacy to remember, full of grace, walking in confidence, beautiful personality.  Through the Grande Reception Hall, it is our prayer that we create elegant affairs that live up to the standard of our founding First Lady at a reasonably, affordable price. 

Dr. Elma Jean Bowers Grande Reception Hall

About Us

Dr. Elma Jean Bowers Grande Reception Hall is a fully-equipped catering service, providing culinary and dining accommodations.  We pride ourselves in offering an affordable, professional experience full of elegance, excellence, and energy.


The staff believes that this experience is very much of a ministry as it is service.  This is one key reason why we emphasize affordability in our culinary and dining packages.  Minimizing the stress of budget management in the midst of preparing for your special event is one of our priorities. 


The EJB Reception Hall has and can host a variety of events including: 

  • Prayer Breakfasts

  • Birthday Parties

  • Retirement Parties

  • Weddings/Vow Renewals

  • Seminars

  • Business Meetings

  • Church Conferences

  • and many more


Available Accommodations:

  • Professional Event Set-Up & Clean-Up Services

  • Audio/Video/Projection Capabilities

  • Portable Stage Platform

  • Free Parking

  • Affordable Catering & Decoration Packages


We are a family-oriented and approved facility.  Alcoholic beverages,  smoking,  illegal drugs are not permitted on the grounds.  Additionally, dancing is limited to “Praise and Worship” dancing and profanity should be excluded from any form of communication.


Gift us with the blessing of hosting your event.  In return, the Dr. Elma Jean Bowers Grande Reception Hall staff will bless you with an elegant yet stress-free experience that exceeds your expectations.


For more information or to schedule a consultation for your next event, please call us at (513) 259-7218 or email Emanuel Ministries Hall Services at We'll be happy to connect with you during our Office Hours, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6-8pm.

EJB Reception Hall Staff

At the heart of every professional and elegant service are passionate, dedicated, and faithful members of Greater Emanuel, who have volunteered their time to both serve God and you.  Yet, they are professionals in their own right.


Min. Janet Jackson - Hall & Culinary Director

Bro. Reno Anderson - Hall Coordinator

Sis. Shanese Wilson - Event Administrator

Dining Hall Services

The EJB Reception Hall can seat up to 500, depending on your room layout needs.


Each event is guaranteed to be decorated to perfection, including a color scheme that aligns to your event theme.


To review our decoration packages, please contact us at

Culinary Services

Greater Emanuel takes joy in its professional and award-winning culinary staff.  You do not want to miss out on our beautiful fruit and veggie towers or signature menu items such as Greater Emanuel's Punch, Herb Chicken Breasts & Gravy, or Cheddar-Top, Garlic Red-Skinned Mashed Potatoes.  Our menu also includes a variety of health-conscious offerings.

The Community of Greater

Suffragan Bishop LaVelton J. Daniel Sr, Senior Pastor

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