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3816 Toledo Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216

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Limited scholarships are available for Christian summer camps. Contact the church office at or call (313/554-5040) if interested.

Sunday, August 30th: Combined Worship service beginning at 10:00 a.m. A potluck fellowship luncheon will follow the service. Please bring a salad, side or dessert to share. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided.

Messiah Church is not the building on Toledo Avenue in Detroit, rather flesh and blood people of God, gathered together for worship, instruction, fellowship, sacrament and service. We want to help one another, as we are helped by God's Word, his Spirit and his love. We want to offer a safe place for those who are troubled and who seek the mercy of God. We are not perfect people. Our church is not the "perfect" church. But, if you are looking for a place to learn more about God's love and mercy, we welcome you to visit and feel his presence and his Spirit.


Ara Koliantz is the new pastor for Messiah Church!

Since 2010 Ara has served as youth pastor at ECC Church, Lafayette, Indiana and performed regular duties of pastoring on a staff of five pastors. He lead a youth group of 70 students, taught adult Christian Formation classes, performed pre-marital and post-marital counseling, did hospital and nursing home visitations, conducted baptisms, marriages and funerals and preached from the pulpit on a regular basis.

Ara came to know the Lord at a Covenant high school CHIC conference (Covenant High in Christ) which inspires students to live transformed lives in God’s Kingdom. At Purdue University he attended Campus Crusade for Christ, grew in his faith and began to serve on short term mission trips to Detroit with Joy of Jesus, Here’s Life Inner City, and Convoy of Hope. He met his wife, Maria, at Purdue and they served alongside each other on some of these mission trips. In addition, he traveled to Russia and Latvia and experienced what he said, “Being able to see and interact with Christians across the globe, to be able to worship the same God in different languages, and live your life missionally.”

Ara graduated from Purdue University in 2006 with an English major and a Spanish minor and from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2010 with a Master’s degree in Old Testament and a second Master’s degree in New Testament. He and his wife have a 4-year old son, Zachariah, and 1-year old daughter, Mikaiah. They plan to connect in the neighborhood, enroll their son in Maybury Elementary school, and live in the Messiah Church parsonage.

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Sunday Morning Worship: 9:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship Service: 11:00 a.m.

Common Ground Fellowship: 10:10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.

Choir Rehearsal: Sunday 9 a.m.

Bible Study: Tuesday 10 a.m.

Bible Study: Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Intercessory Prayer: 1st and Third Thursday 7:30 p.m.

Genesis Youth (For all teens): Friday 7 p.m.

Church Council: Meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month.

Church Trustees: Meet at 6:30 p.m. on the Thursday after the 1st Sunday of the Month.

A Little Visit to Our Church
Baptisms & Fellowship
Covenant Community Care
Spring Work Day 2010