Brown enters a Gospel Choir contest. He's lost the contest six years in a row to the flamboyant Deacon C. Cecil Cleveland of the Greater Mount Mariah Missionary Built on a Rock Baptist Church. This year, Brown thinks he has a secret weapon, the legendary Mother Martha Lane. But the 93 year-old Mother Lane "goes home" before the competition. Yes, that "home".
Cora's childhood friend, Tina, comes to visit. A pastor's wife, Tina is frustrated with her marriage and - much to Cora's distress - decides to explore her wild side while visiting. Cora tries to rein her in and help Tina save her marriage.