Speed Memorial Church – where acceptance is key and Jesus Christ is the foundation

Service and activity information
Worship services begins at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. Adults explore various parts of the Bible during Adult Sunday School at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. Children are invited to attend special classes geared for them during this hour. A second hour Sunday School is conducted during the worship service or a nursery is provided from children under the age of 5.
Beliefs statement
Confessing that Jesus is the Christ, believing in our heart He is our Redeemer, purposing to walk in His ways as they may be made know unto us, pledging the support of our service, our prayers, and our resources, and seeking the guidance of His spirit, we unite in this church for the worship of God and the service of humanity.
Speed Memorial Church is blessed to have beautiful facilities in which to worship and fellowship. The church building accommodates 225 in the sanctuary and meeting rooms are plentiful. The Fellowship Hall sports a regulation-sized basketball court as well as a fully-equipped kitchen for hosting church dinners and other functions. The Carlisle Room provides a quaint setting for clubs and organizations in which to meet. To rent any of our facilities, please contact the church office weekdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or leave a message at (812) 246-3262.

Church history

Our Christian ministry to the community began in 1924. The concept of one church for many faiths came from the need for a church for the families working at the old Louisville Cement Company. Because they represented many different denominations, the idea of an ecumenical congregation seemed like the best solution. Mr. William Speed, president of the cement company, and his sister, Mrs. Olive Speed Scakett, donated the money for the construction of the church, which was named in honor of their father, James B. Speed.

In decades since its inception, Speed Memorial Church has remained committed to a belief that “what we have in common outweighs our differences.” Our doors are open to all who seek a clear relationship with God through Jesus Christ, including those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior who desire to explore their faith further as they desire, and those who are curious about the Christian faith.

Speed Memorial Church has entered the millenium with a strong Christian faith, a dedication to serving others, love and fondness for one and another with an appreciation for the many ways in which one can worship and adore the Lord. We are an enthusiastic congregation that looks forward to continuing the Christian principles and values set forth by our founding fathers. By the grace of God, we will continue to serve and honor our Heavenly Father, our Lord, for generations to come.

About the Pastor
Rev. Dr. Michael Donahue, an Iowa native, celebrates more than 28 years in the ministry. He has a B.A. Psychology and Human Relations from William Penn College (Oskaloosa, Iowa), a Master of Arts & Religion from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (Dubuque, Iowa), and a Ph.D. in Pastoral Administration.

Pastor Mike and his wife, Kari, have four children: Andrea (Cliff) Brazzille, Kassandra, Tyler (Megan) and Mitch (Marina); and two granddaughters: Kaydence and Kendra.

How to join the church 
If you are interested in becoming a member of Speed Memorial Church, please contact our Pastor Mike.
328 U.S. Highway 31
Speed, Indiana 47172
(812) 246-3262