Ypsilanti Baptist Temple


James Clay is the Pastor at Ypsilanti Baptist Temple in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Pastor Clay prior to being called to serve as the full time Pastor in 2010, served as the Associate Pastor for Ypsilanti Baptist Temple from 1999 to 2010.

Pastor Clay and his lovely wife, Debra are from beautiful hills of Kentucky, but make their home in Dundee, Michigan. They have been married for 30 years; have four children (one of which has gone on to be with the Lord); six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Bobby Hall is the Associate Pastor at Ypsilanti Baptist Temple in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Bro. Hall has served as the Associate Pastor since 2010.  Along with this calling, he also serves as the Adult's Sunday School Teacher.


Jerry Smith is the Deacon at Ypsilanti Baptist Temple in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Bro. Smith has served as Deacon for approximately 15 years.  He also serve as Sunday School Superintendent and as a Trustee.

Bro. Smith is married to Connie Smith (Pastor Ramsey's daughter).  They have one son, lovely daughter-in-law, and two adorable grand children.

Want to know anything involving Southern Gospel music or its artists, just ask Bro. Jerry!

In 1982, Ypsilanti Baptist Temple was founded by Pastor Dana Ramsey and his lovely wife Reva Ramsey (both whom have went on Home to be with the Lord) and their their two daughters, (Karen and Connie) in their family's home, right here in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

When God began blessing Pastor Ramsey and his little flock with a rapid growth, Pastor Ramsey and the members began looking for another place to worship and practice their faith.  After months and years of renting various churches and school auditoriums, Ypsilanti Baptist Temple made its permanent home here at 1325 E. Cross Street - Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198.

Ypsilanti Baptist Temple was blessed to have Pastor Ramsey lead their flock from 1982 to October 1993, when God called him home.  Mrs. Ramsey (referred to as "Mom Ramsey" by so many) remained a strong pillar of the church until the Lord saw fit to call her home in June 2006.  Karen and Connie, along with their families, still continue to be active members and great Godly Christian influences here at Ypsilanti Baptist Temple.

A little of our history.....