Grace Missionary Baptist Church of East Chicago, Inc. Leadership
Grace Missionary Baptist Church of East Chicago, Inc. is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Bro. Robert Frieson
Bro. Frieson has served as the lead trustee for many years. He has been a member of Grace for a number of years. His late wife, Sis. Sonia Franklin Frieson was a great help to him and a great servant at Grace in her own right. He is also a member of the Men's Fellowship.
Sis. Almeta Noble
Sis. Almeta Noble is a charter member of Grace and serving her second term as a trustee. She is also a member of the Mighty Voices of Grace.
Sis. Marcia Smith-Woodard
Sis. Marcia Smith-Woodard, a member since 2015, has served as a trustee since 2017. In 2019, she began training to be a deaconess and serves on the DEACON BOARD. She is the instructor for the Grace Senior Citizens' Computer lab and manages church grants.
Bro. Roosevelt Howard
Bro. Roosevelt Howard has served as a deacon for many years. He is also a member of the Men's Fellowship and can always be counted on to serve in the kitchen! His wife is Min. Joann Howard. Several of their four adult children and grandchildren. are members of Grace.
Sis. Josephine Manley
Deaconess/Supt. of Sunday School
Sis. Josephine Manley, a charter member, has served on both the Deacon Board and as SUPERINTENDENT of the SUNDAY SCHOOL for many years. She is also a member of the Mighty Voices of Grace and has used her creativity to keep the sanctuary decorated. Other members of the Beautification Committee include Sis. Cynthia Franklin Williams and Mother Patricia Warner Florence.