Description: Allay Ministry is MeadowBrook’s efforts to care for our homebound and nursing home members. We reach out to them through sending cards, phone calls and visits.
Contact Person: Bill Chance –
Caring for the Fatherless
Description: MeadowBrook is engaged with the Foster Care system in Etowah County in a variety of different ways in order to impact the fatherless and those who engage them in life for the sake of the Gospel. Not only do we have several foster families among us, but we also are involved in hosting CPR and Water Safety Training for foster families, hosting a monthly Parents’ Night Out for foster parents and facilitating a biblically based parenting class for the biological parents of kids in the foster system called, “Families Count”.
Contact Persons: (For CPR & Water Safety Training) Allycia Taylor – or 334-300-2883 … (For Parents’ Night Out) Andrea Simmons – or 256-393-1051 … (For Families Count) Suzi Valentine – or 256-438-3874
Etowah Baptist Missions Center
The EBMC engages with the poor in Etowah County to help provide them with basic needs and services such as food, clothing, hygiene, job coaching and resume building reading classes and other things.
Contact Person: Karen Lee (256-546-2980)
Etowah Pregnancy Testing Center
The EPTC comes alongside those who find themselves in a “crisis pregnancy” situation, whereby they seek to walk with these women and their families, all the while pointing them to the hope of Jesus.
Contact Person: Tom Bentley
Good News Club
Our GNC teams are in 4 different area schools (Attalla, Eura Brown, John Jones, and Striplin) loving on children and teaching them the truths of God’s Word every Tuesday morning and afternoon through songs, prayer, games and Bible stories.
- Attalla (Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4:00 pm)
- Eura Brown (Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4:00 pm)
- John Jones (Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4:00 pm)
- Striplin (Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 am)
Contact Person: Hope Pearce
International Students at GSCC
God has brought the nations to Gadsden. This is our chance to build relationships and share the Gospel to those who may not have an opportunity to hear about Jesus in their home countries. Each semester, families and Life Groups host international students in their homes or take part in dinner and game nights at the church in order to build relationships with these students.
Contact Person: Mike Niemi (256-442-3550)
Open Hands is where we engage those who live at or below the poverty line in Etowah County through counseling, food, clothing, and hygiene products. For years the Lord has grown the ministry of Open Hands and He continues to show His faithfulness through our workers there.
- Storefront location: 173 Jester Parkway, Rainbow City, AL 35906
- When open on Sundays (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Contact Person for the Storefront: Mike Niemi
Our warehouse team gathers one Tuesday morning per month to sort and pack the food from the Food Bank into the boxes that we give to those we serve at the Storefront.
- Warehouse location: 235 Pope Rd, Gadsden, AL 35901
- When open on Tuesdays (8:00 – 9:30 am)
Contact Person for the Warehouse Team: Gary Ellison
Way of the Cross
Way of the Cross is an interdenominational ministry that engages the poor in our area. Every Thursday morning, MeadowBrook sends teams of people to prepare and serve a hot lunch to those who are hungry in our community. And each Friday night, we have people on site to teach the children Bible stories or help with the adult service.
Location: 101 N 24th St, Gadsden, AL 35904