Welcome

Rev. Adrian M. Brooks, Sr. is a native of Henderson, Kentucky.  He and his wife, First Lady Terry Brooks, have three children:  Adrian II, Angel and Austin; and four grandchildren.  He is the son of Rev. Dr. Anthony and Alice Brooks, Sr.

He attended the University of Evansville studying religion, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN.

He formerly served as the regional director of the Indiana Small Business Development Corporation.

Rev. Brooks has been a minister since February 3, 1980.  He has served as the Pastoral Assistant at Seventh Street Baptist Church under the leadership of his father, Dr. Anthony Brooks, Sr. and he served as the Pastor of Calvary Church, both of Henderson, KY.

He has been the pastor of Memorial Baptist Church since 1993.  Under his leadership, the congregation has grown to over 4,500 members in 13 years.  One of his greatest joys is saving souls, and the Memorial Church family calls him the “One Begging Soul Searching Preacher.”  He also gained the motto:  “Emphasis on Souls Not Clothes.”  The church offers over 50 ministries to the Evansville community which includes:  a Childcare Center, Substance Abuse Counseling, Youth Educational Programs, Family Life Components, Women’s/Men’s Ministries, and many others.

Memorial Baptist Church has served as an effective model of holistic ministry.  In 1994, Rev. Brooks founded the Memorial Community Development Corporation, a 501c3 non-profit organization.  The MCDC developed a Subway restaurant and operates the Memorial Pointe Healthcare Clinic.  The MCDC also owns the Memorial Pointe Senior Housing Complex, Phases One and Two.  The MCDC owns Memorial Townhouses Phases One and Two.  Memorial Community Development Corporation operates the House-A-Friend program, which acquires and renovates houses in the center city and then places families in the homes.  The MCDC operates the Emergency Home Rehabilitation Program that provides emergency repairs to homes in the city of Evansville.  The MCDC operates the Youth Employment Program that employs young people to help clean up the neighborhoods of Evansville.  It operates an Urban Garden Market Program that employs young people annually and grows thousands of pounds of food.  The MCDC is in the process of acquiring a shopping plaza that contains a grocery store and a Family Dollar Store.  The MCDC also started a microloan program that loans funds to small start-up businesses in the center city of Evansville.

Rev. Brooks has served on numerous boards.  He currently serves on several civic and community boards including Chairman of the Board, Memorial Community Development Corporation; Evansville Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; University of Southern Indiana Business School Board of Advisors; Better Business Bureau, Chairman of the Board of Directors; City of Evansville Economic Development Commission; President of the Evansville Police Merit Commission; Advisory Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis; Community Development Council Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; City of Evansville Housing Task Force Commission; and the Southwestern Indiana Economic Development Commission.  In 2011, Rev. Brooks was invited and participated in the Oxford University Roundtable in Great Britain.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including:  Honorary Judge of Daviess County, Kentucky; Outstanding Young American Black Citizen of the Year in Henderson, Kentucky; Citizen Award by the Indiana General Assembly; Sagamore of the Wabash; Paul Harris Fellow by the Evansville Rotary Club; Honored by the State of Indiana General Assembly; Leadership Award by Leadership of Evansville; Outstanding Citizenship Award by Evansville NAACP; Indiana Black Expo – 1999 Award; Lt. Governor’s Leadership Award; and he is also a lifetime member of the NAACP since age 23.  Rev. Brooks was once again awarded the 2006 Leadership Award by the Leadership of Evansville.

God has truly blessed the Memorial Baptist Church family with Rev. Brooks and his family.

Contact Us

Memorial Baptist Church
605 Canal Street
Evansville, Indiana 47713
Map  •   Directions
Phone 812.422.7676
Fax 812.433.3580

Regular Schedule

Sunday
  • Sunday Church School
    – 7:00 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 8:00 AM
  • Sunday Church School
    – 9:30 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 11:00 AM
Wednesday
  • Bible Study
    – 12:00 PM
  • Bible Study
    – 6:00 PM

Announcements

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  • Weekly Bulletin and Monthly Newsletter
  • BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER

    Buffalo Wild Wings on Green River Road is helping us raise funds to send our Youth to Washington, DC to visit the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History!  Visit their location at any time on MONDAY, MAY 2ND and a portion of your bill will be donated back to Memorial to help our Youth.  Print as many copies of the voucher as you need to share with family and friends!

    MAY 2, 2016 VOUCHER

     

     

     

  • MOTHER/DAUGHTER BRUNCH

    Our annual Mother/Daughter Brunch will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 11:00am to 2:00pm.  The theme this year is "Steppin' Forward In Christ."  Tickets are available for a $5.00 donation after our Sunday morning worship services, or during the week at our church office.

     

     

  • HIV/AIDS MINISTRY TALENT SHOW

    Applications are being accepted now through July 1, 2016 for this year's HIV/AIDS Ministry Talent Show.  Auditions will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 6:00PM.  The Talent Show will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016.  

    Click to view: Flyer

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Upcoming Events

MAY

01

SUN
Church School - All Ages
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Worship Service
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Church School - All Ages
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Co-Dependency
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
NA/AA
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
MAY

02

MON
After-School Tutoring
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
MAY

03

TUE
Food Pantry Open
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
MAY

04

WED
Noon Bible Study
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
After-School Tutoring
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Bible Study
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MAY

05

THU
Food Pantry Open
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
After-School Tutoring
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Youth Night
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Youth ages 8-21
MAY

07

SAT
New Members' Orientation
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mother/Daughter Brunch
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM