The BEST Episodes of Greenleaf
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 2, 2021
Network: Oprah Winfrey Network
The Greenleaf family, which runs sprawling Memphis megachurch Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, appears to be a loving and caring clan. Beneath the surface, though, exist scandalous secrets and lies. Greed, adultery and sibling rivalry are among the issues that threaten to test the family's faith and tear the group apart. The scandalous happenings are uncovered by Grace, the estranged daughter of church leader Bishop James Greenleaf, when she returns home after a 20-year absence.
#1 - Day of Reckoning
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 14, 2018
Mae preaches beautifully at A Day with Lady Mae as the Bishop fears he may lose Calvary. Grace gets a paternity test with Aaron and works with Jacob to clear their family name.
#2 - The New Life
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 21, 2018
After the success of her big day, Lady Mae is denied the right to run Calvary despite support from the Bishop. Grace takes over thanks to Connie and joins Harmony & Hope Ministries.
#3 - The Pearl
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 27, 2017
The tensions in Zora and Isaiah's relationship come to a head at the Cotillion; Lady Mae makes an overture of peace to Mavis and the result is a revelation that sends Mae into a tailspin.
#4 - The Promised Land
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 31, 2018
Grace discovers Rochelle Cross' true identity with Darius' help. Kerissa welcomes Triumph's new accountant and learns two hundred thousand dollars is missing.
#5 - The Stranger
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 8, 2019
Unable to keep her secret any longer, Grace confesses to her family. However, not all of the Greenleafs are on her side, the situation is further complicated by the police, lies, affairs, and the interests of Harmony & Hope.
#6 - Runaway Train
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 24, 2018
The Bishop wrestles with signing the divorce papers on the weekend of his Silver Jubilee celebration. Grace realizes her father will need help at Calvary when Lady Mae is gone.
#7 - The Broken Road
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 3, 2016
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.
#8 - The Underdog
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 12, 2018
Lady Mae visits world famous Pastor Maxine Patterson and endures the Bishop's final attempt to win her back at a Round Table party. Connie asks if Grace is interested in running Calvary.
#9 - And The Sparks Fly Upward
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 3, 2017
In the Season 2 midseason finale, Jacob makes Triumph pastor Basie Skanks an offer to clear his debt and gain full control of Triumph II; and Mac receives bad news from Skip Leonard that puts him in an explosive collision course with Grace.
#10 - Dea Abscondita
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 17, 2018
#11 - The End Is Near
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 7, 2018
The Greenleaf's IRS issues escalate when the FBI raid both Calvary and Triumph on suspicion of embezzlement. Grace questions her paternity when Aaron tells her that his father Lionel died.
#12 - That Was Then
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 10, 2018
Grace questions her involvement in the Coralie Hunter case when the D.A. threatens to reopen her case with Mac. The Bishop and Lady Mae disagree on hosting "A Day with Lady Mae" at Calvary.
#13 - Gratitude
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 5, 2019
Bob Whitmore returns to Calvary; Phil asks Charity for a very important yes; Fernando Amable gives Kerissa information about the Greenleaf's hazy past; Lady Mae considers an offer that would achieve her dream.
#14 - Closing Doors
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 19, 2018
The Bishop and Lady Mae make alternate plans after Clara denies them the check for the IRS bill. Grace tends to Sophia when a medical emergency sends her daughter to the hospital.
#15 - Visions and Dreams
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 17, 2019
Grace faces her past but as she does so, gives Phil the opportunity to impress key church leadership. Lady Mae steps in to do damage control in Grace's absence and is forced to face Mac's ghost and her own stained reputation.
#16 - The Seventh Day
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 4, 2020
The day of Calvary's demolition has arrived; Grace is determined to do whatever she can to stop it while Bob Whitmore prepares for a big announcement; it's the Greenleafs versus Harmony and Hope and neither will go down without a fight. Meanwhile, Lady Mae tries to negotiate for the mansion, but a reveal about the original owner prompts Bishop to reveal something of his own.
#17 - Two By Two
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 20, 2017
Charity's plan hits a roadblock; Skip Leonard offers Jacob an enticing deal; Lady Mae suddenly finds herself at odds with the Bishop.
#18 - Unwanted
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 1, 2019
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, the pressure mounting with every moment.
#19 - Behold
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 11, 2020
Grace and the Greenleaf family must lay the past to rest once and for all as God's plans for the future unfold.
#20 - God's Justice
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 29, 2019
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.
#21 - Chain of Command
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 5, 2018
The Bishop sends Lady Mae into a tailspin when he surprises her with divorce papers. Grace does a newspaper interview in Mae's place, while deploying Darius to investigate Rochelle.
#22 - The Father's Will
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 13, 2017
Lionel returns and drops a bombshell on Bishop and Lady Mae; Charity receives great news from Jabari; Jacob encounters resistance on his first day as head of Triumph.
#23 - March to the Sea
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 10, 2016
Grace thwarts Mac's attempt to blackmail the Bishop; and deals with Sophia's father, Ray, who has doubts about Grace's parenting. In other events, Charity, who's fed up with being disrespected, finally speaks up.
#24 - She Changes Everything
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 3, 2018
Maxine Patterson visits Calvary the weekend Lady Mae and the Bishop announce their divorce to the congregation. Grace and Rochelle find a case for their legal defense fund.
#25 - The Third Day
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 7, 2020
Grace is torn between pursuing Bob Whitmore's past and her family. Lady Mae and Bishop face challenges to their seedling dream of a new church. Jacob meets a new acquaintance to learn more about the mystery behind the mansion, but what he discovers could unravel the family once and for all.