Being born and raised in Indianapolis, we never thought we would leave that city. By the Spring of 2018, Jake had spent 7 years serving as an Associate Pastor of a new church plant called itown Church in Fishers, Indiana. During that time we were able to participate in helping the church grow to see over 20,000 people make decisions to follow Christ. What has been happening in this church is nothing short of a miracle, and we are forever grateful for our experience there.

In April of 2018, despite having everything we could ever want in life and ministry, God began to break our hearts for the people living in the Downriver Community of Metro Detroit. After a week of intense prayer and guidance from our leaders, we were convinced that God was asking us to move to this community and plant a new life-giving church. A few days later, we decided to sell our home, pack up our family and move into the Downriver Community.

In August we bought a home, registered our kids in school and instantly fell in love with the people here. We know that God is doing something special Downriver, and we are honored to be a part of His dream for this area.

We believe that Jesus is the answer to every problem we face in our families, our schools and our communities. He has a dream to breath joy into the life every person who doesn’t know him yet. The message of COMEBACK CITY CHURCH is simple... with Jesus, there is nothing that you cannot come back from. 

As we step out in faith to build a new, life-giving church in the Downriver community, it would be our honor to have you join us on this journey.  Together, we can build a church that builds our cities.


~Jake and Kassi Baird