If the Church where you are serving is not becoming to you, then you should be coming to mine. - Robert T. Friend

What to Expect

The first thing you will notice about Garden of Prayer when you walk through our doors is the welcoming spirit of our GOP family and everyone who makes it up. We are a church that welcomes everyone, absolutely everyone as a beloved child of God with sacred worth.


We worship with deep passion and a commitment to authenticity, welcoming people from many Christian backgrounds. We are grounded in the wisdom of scripture and sermons, while also bringing and sharing relevant messages that apply to life. Pastor Johnnie R. Haynie connects through worship by sharing meaningful messages, offering uniquely fresh perspectives, and being insightful, powerful and real.

Elements of our Worship

Transitioning from our life in the world to our life together in the presence of God.
A time to observe silence and prepare for worship while hearing a musical piece that enhances the services.
Praise & Worship
These elements help us all fully participate in worship, recognizing God’s greatness and power.
We pray in worship with both spoken and silent prayers.
Giving allows us the opportunity to joyfully extend support for the church in the spirit of being part of the meaningful work of the church.
Our Pastor preaches a sermon during worship which consists of interpreting a text, and sharing that interpretation, so that the truth may come alive in our living.
All present are invited to make Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives and publicly affirm the desire to become his disciple, as well as to become a member of Garden of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church.
The words of the Benediction, delivered by the pastor, sends us forth with the blessing of God’s power over our lives.