People's MB Church
People's MB Church

Our History - A Chronicle

The Late Rev. W.E. Graham  1940– 1969

People’s M.B. Church was organized in May of 1940. Pastor W.E  Graham with his wife and 12 original members  had their first service  at 415 Tecumseh Street.  In March of 1962 a search began for a new home. In November of the same year the first meeting was held in our new home at 1101 Heston Street. The pastor had much support from his staff and Associate Ministers Rev. Jasper Wiggins and Rev. Cunningham. Pastor Graham served faithfully. He retired in January 1969 and in 1972  he went home to be with the Lord.


The Late Rev. Alvin Curry  1969 –2003

In August of 1969 Pastor Alvin Curry of Detroit, Michigan was called to Pastor. He , with his wife by his side was installed in September of 1969. He organized new auxiliaries and made many improvements including two additions to the church.  He served for 35 years  until the Lord called him home in December of 2003.


 The Late Sylvester Madison  2004 - 2009

Pastor Sylvester Madison was called to serve as the 3rd Pastor of our Church. In January of 2005 he was installed as Pastor with his wife by his side.  His service to the church  did not begin there. He was a faithful  Associate Minister for over 25 years serving as the Adult Sunday School teacher. He was the Pastor’s “right hand man” conducting most of the baptismal services.  As pastor he built on a foundation of Love and that “Everybody Is Somebody”. Pastor Madison retired in April of 2009.


 Elder Michael Key  2010– present

Elder Michael Key was called to Pastor in November of 2011. He along with our First Lady Lisa Key (now Co-Pastor) were installed on January 9, 2011. Our Pastor is a faithful leader and has a passion for empowering people to operate within their gifts. He , through God  revealed a new vision for the church which included the restructuring of the Ministry, the development of a new mission that challenges God’s people to excellence...“ When you Learn better, you Live better, When you Live better, you Love better and  When you Love better , we are ALL better”. 

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People's M.B. Church

1101 Heston St

Toledo, OH 43607

Phone: (419) 243-0854


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Morning Worship: 11:00 am


Bible Study: Wednesday @ 6:30 pm