2018 Theme: "No Turning Back - Luke 9:57-62"

Worship Opportunities

Sunday Discipleship School - 9:30AM

Sunday Morning Worship - 10:30AM - 11:45AM

W.W.W. Bible Study - Noon & 7PM Wednesdays
"Worship, Work & Word"

Pastor's Page
Senior Pastor and Councilman Michael E. Brooks is a native of Kansas City, Mo.
Education/Training History:
Central High School: Kansas City, Mo. Graduate (1980)
Community College of the Air Force:
-Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, 1989
Midwestern State University: Wichita Falls, Tx.
-Major: Psychology, Minor: Political Science 1991-1993
Employment History:
Served United States Air Force: 1982-1992
Honorably Discharged in May 1992


Substance Abuse Counselor: 1988-2000,

·       United States Air Force

·       Farabee Mental Health Center

·       Department of the Air Force

·       Swope Parkway Health Center, Kansas City, Mo.


Senior Pastor: July 2000 - Present,
Zion Grove Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.
City Councilman for 5th District: May 2011-Present
Kansas City, Mo.
Preaching Ministry History
Licensed To Preach: New Hope Baptist Church, (Anchorage, Alaska) October 1985
Ordained Pastor: Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, (Wichita Falls, Texas) October 1994
Served in the following capacities: 25 Years in ministry
Associate Minister: New Hope Baptist Church (Anchorage, Alaska) 1985-1988
Associate Minister: Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (Wichita Falls, Texas) 1988-1990
Youth Minister: New Hope Baptist Church (Vernon, Texas) 1990-1993
Senior Pastor: Macedonia Baptist Church (Altus, Oklahoma) 1994-1998
Youth Minister: Metropolitan Baptist Church (Kansas City, Mo.) 1999-2000
President of Concerned Clergy Coalition
Founder of H.O.P.E. Ministries: Helping Our People Evolve
Founder: HOPE Academy Charter School
Executive Board Member (MORE2) Metro Organization for Racial & Economic Equity
Co-Chair Clergy Caucus (MORE2)
Board Member Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City
Board Member of Footprints Recovery Program
Former Member Kansas City Health Commission
Former Member Kansas City Construction Workforce Board
Married to Mable Johnson-Brooks 11 years. Father of three sons, Tyler, Antoine, Michael Brooks II, and one daughter Kendra Johnson.