Local Missions

Caring for the Fatherless

MeadowBrook is engaged with the Foster Care system in Etowah County and Eagle Rock Boys Ranch 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 leading CPR and Water Safety training for foster families, hosting Parents’ Nights Out for foster families and other things throughout the year to love the fatherless and those who care for them with the love of Jesus.

To be a part of Parents Night Out and/or CPR Training, contact Andrea Simmons (Parents Night Out) or Allycia Taylor (CPR Training)

Community Engagement


The Community Engagement team seeks to open up opportunities for us to build relationships with our community through things like First Friday and youth sports events.

Contact Person: Mike Niemi (256-442-3550) 

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.

  • Next In-Home Dinner/Game Nights:
     September 15, 2019
     October 13, 2019
  • Next On-Campus Dinner/Game Nights:
     November 3, 2019

Contact Person: Mike Niemi (256-442-3550) 

Open Hands

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 Tuesdays (9:00 am – 12:00 pm), when open on Sundays (2:00 – 5:00 pm)

Contact Person for the Storefront: Elona Morgan

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

Serve WeekEND


Our goal is to engage individuals, families, Life Groups and D-Groups in the ongoing ministry of MeadowBrook through service projects that will introduce them to the various local ministries and give them a vision for how they can plug in more regularly to serve and engage our community with the Gospel of Jesus.

Contact Person: Mike Niemi (256-442-3550)