Donald L. Albright Jr.
Our Pastor grew up in a Christian home and attended a fundamental Baptist church in the Detroit area. Having been saved at the age of 9, he dedicated his life to the gospel ministry as a teenager at Camp CoBeAc. After high school he attended Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wisconsin, where he received both a B.A. and M.A. in Bible. It was at college that he met his wife, Grace, who grew up in a Baptist pastor's home in Illinois. They were married in 1975 after they both graduated from college.
Pastor and Grace have five children. Joanne and her husband Rob have five children and Rob works in IT at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Joanne teaches at InterCity Christian School in Allen Park, MI. Jonathan and his wife Sarah have five children and serve as part of a church planting team in Salt Lake City, Utah. Joel and his wife Megan have three children and serve at First Baptist Church in St. Francis, Minnesota. Jill and her husband Steven Dow have three children and live near Madison, WI where he works as a dentist. Julie and her husband David Rudie have three children and David is a pastor in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Pastor Albright has served at four local churches in the states of Illinois, Kansas and Michigan over the last 40 years. He began his ministry at Maranatha Baptist Church of Flint in May 2004.
Pastor Albright's vision for Maranatha Baptist Church is that we should be to the praise of God's glory, by making and maturing believers, to be changed into the image of Christ, and to do so in the spirit of compassion and servant-heartedness.