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

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; 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.


Pay Your Tithes and Offerings Online!


During these uncertain times we continue to take necessary precautions advised by the CDC and also our local Health Department.

We ask that you continue to support the church and each other. We are offering ways for you to continue to stay connected to the MBC Family. Please click the links below for information on Bible study.

Join us every Sunday @ 8am for our live stream service on YouTube, FaceBook and our Website.

Church School 7am Dial (425) 436-6320 Password 3045541#   Church School 9:30am

Weekly Bible Study Live Stream   http://memorialbaptchurch.com/media


Connect to our Prayer Line every Monday @ 10am

Prayer Line

Christmas Box Drive Through

Christmas Basket Giveaway at Memorial Baptist Church will be Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. We continue to serve the community during these uncertain times and everyone has come together to help in many ways to make them possible. We serve an awesome God! Our goal is to give away 100 Christmas boxes to families in need.

A HUGE thank you to everyone that has contributed to these outreach programs as we strive to serve the community. There are multiple ways of sending in your donations. You can send through Givelify please include a couple of extra dollars to cover the fees, you can mail a check to 645 Canal Street Evansville, IN 47713 or you can make arrangements to drop a check by the church by calling 812-422-7676. Organizations and businesses are welcome and encourage to donate as well. Thank you in advance and Merry Christmas!

Join Us for Sunday School!

Zoom With Us!! Starting at 10:30am 

Lesson: 11/29 - What Goes Around Comes Around Isaiah 61:8-11; 62:2-4a

Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84299212039?pwd=WGVCVlRIYkdJSzhvTFhoUlQyR1hjQT09



  December 2020  
Upcoming Events


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
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Food Pantry Open
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Noon Bible Study
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Bible Study
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Food Pantry Open
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Youth Night
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Youth ages 8-21


New Members' Orientation
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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