It is vision of the True Tried Missionary Baptist Church by the grace of God, to become a church active and focused on meeting the needs of families in our congregation and the community. It is the goal of our church family to continually strive to become a 24-hour a day, seven day a week kingdom building community church.

The mission of the True Tried Missionary Baptist Church is to fulfill the biblical mandate as prescribed in the Great Commission to make disciples in order to repair and restore God’s kingdom here on earth.


Richard L. Curry, Jr., Senior Pastor

Pastor Curry was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He attended the Indianapolis Public School system, graduating from Broad Ripple High School in 1982. After high school, Pastor Curry enlisted in the United States Army and served at various duty stations around the world including Desert Shield/Storm until 1992. He is currently the appointed Executive Director of Staff Development Emergency Operations for the Indiana Department of Correction. He  is the husband of Kimberly Curry since December 1984 and together they have two children, Andrea and Richard III and three grandchildren, Jaymes, Dream and Christian Leigh.  In his spare time, Pastor Curry enjoys attending sport events, traveling, and spending time with his family. 


Most of all, Pastor Curry is a born again servant devoted to the cause of our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Pastor Curry answered his call to preach in March 1994. He was licensed in August 1994 and ordained in December of 2001. He served as the Youth Pastor of Corinthian M.B. Church in Indianapolis until he answered the call to pastor the True Tried Missionary Baptist Church in January 2002.  Pastor Curry is very active in the Indianapolis community. 

Rev. Tony McGraw, Assistant Pastor

Rev. Tony McGraw accepted Christ and was baptized as a teenager, the fruit of mentorship from the deacons at his church.  He is an ordained minister who has preached for over 30 years leading many souls to Christ.  Rev. McGraw is a former church planter.  He is passionate about the character development of our youth and the successful re-entry of ex-offenders into our society.


Rev. McGraw is married to LaSonya McGraw, who serves alongside him.  He is known for his evangelistic sermons which are often peppered with humor.  Rev. McGraw has a degree in Human Services, Bible Theology and a Honorary Doctor of Divinity.  He is currently employed with a Christian based company dedicated to helping the most vulnerable and at-risk clients. Families and children receiving services through referals from agencies such as county Probation Offices, Division of Child Services or Department of Corrections.  He ever lives to humble himself in obedience to Christ as His faithful servant.

Rev. Kelvin Wade, Executive Pastor


Rev. Anthony Demyers


Rev. Mike Richardson


Rev. Al Slay



Larry Foster


Barry Kimbrough


Clarence Scarbrough


Walter Steele


Cliff Woods


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