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About

Who We Are

Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church is a stewardship-driven church that is led by a servant-driven ministry that shows Christ at work in Flint, Michigan. We are an open and friendly church that desires for all to know Christ and grow in their spiritual walk with Him. Our ministry focuses on small groups which we believe are the keys to building meaningful relationships within the body of Christ.

Our four-fold mission is to evangelize, to educate, to emancipate, and to empower in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ through loving, lifting, and lib­erating humanity. Join us for worship service every Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern time either in-person or online via live­stream on our website, Facebook page or You Tube. All are welcome.

Our History

Grace Emmanuel’s Organizer and Founder

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Grace Emmanuel was founded by Rev. Lindell Brady on May 15, 1966.  After much prayer and reflection, Sister Peggy Brady named the church Grace Emmanuel.  Grace:  Divine favor

Emmanuel:  God is with us.

Grace Emmanuel’s First Place of Worship

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On May 15, 1966, Grace Emmanuel’s first church service was held at the home of Pastor Lindell and Sister Peggy Brady, located at 2033 Crocker Ave. in Flint, Michigan.  The first service was comprised of eight charter members:

 

Pastor Lindell L. and Sister Peggy R. Brady and their two children, Linda and Steven Brady; Deacon Robert and Sister Maxine Richardson and their two children, Robert II and Rev. Randy Richardson. Services were held in the Brady home for one month. 

Grace Emmanuel Builds Its first Church

On January 5, 1969, 230 members of Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church marched from Stewart Community School to our newly constructed church located at 1513 Kent St.  A mortgage burning for this site took place on May 8, 1977.

Grace Emmanuel Build Its Second Church

On May 16, 1982, the Grace Emmanuel Church family marched from the Kent Street location to our new house of worship located at 3502 Lapeer Road, Flint.  

Pastor Brady Announces His Retirement

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In early 1985, Pastor Lindell L. Brady announced his plans to retire.  It was a sad time for Grace Emmanuel members.  For 19 years, we were blessed to have a a spiritual leader and shepherd who set a Godly example and helped to build and shape or spiritual lives. 

God Calls Our Next Shepherd

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Pastor Emeritus Dr. Marvin A & Lady Janis Jennings

 

On November 17, 1985, Pastor Marvin A. Jennings, Sr.,of Second Baptist Church in Bay City, Michigan was voted Pastor -Elect of Grace Emmanuel.  December 2, 1985, the pastoral baton was officially passed to Pastor Jennings.  In December of 2020, Pastor Dr. Marvin A. Jennings, Sr., announced his retirement after 34 years of faithful and dedicated service to Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Flint Commmunity.

God Calls Another Shepherd

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Dr. Rabon and Lady Mia Turner

 

On August 30, 2020, the pastoral baton was officially passed to Dr. Rabon Turner, grandson of Pastor Lindell L. Brady, organizer and founder of Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church, and former Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Evansville, Indiana.  Upon Pastor Turner’s arrival, God has allowed us to move forward swiftly.