Rev. Michael E. L. Ballard
A native and resident of Mobile, Alabama, Michael has practiced law for the past 43 years in Mobile and Robertsdale. He is a graduate of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast’s School for Ministry. Michael previously served as Vicar of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Jackson, Alabama and at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Citronelle, Alabama. With approval of the Vestry, he was appointed by Bishop Russell Kendrick as Vicar for Immanuel Episcopal Church in Bay Minette, Alabama, June 2021.
The church is almost as old as Bay Minette itself, being established in 1908, a few years after the Baldwin County town's founding. The original chapel was constructed in 1914 and stood until 1968, when it was destroyed by a tornado. Over the next four years, church services were held at the parish house.
In 1972, a new chapel was built and dedicated and serves as our place of worship to this day.