Open Door Baptist Church began on the first Sunday in February 1981. Pastor Ray Haselhuhn and his family founded the church. On October 25, 1981, twenty-four people joined together to charter Open Door Baptist Church and it became an official church in the Midland community.

The original church facility was built at its present location in 1983 by church members on 12.5 acres of land donated by a local businessman. In 1991, growth created the need for an addition to allow room for Sunday School classrooms, a fellowship hall, and expanded nursery facilities. In 1994, the sanctuary was refurbished and bathroom facilities downstairs were broadened.

On October 27, 1996, Pastor Haselhuhn accepted a new position of Senior Pastor at another church. Pastor Jody Ellis was elected on December 15, 1996, to lead the congregation of Open Door Baptist Church.

In 2020, our downstairs was flooded due to complications from a 500-year flood in the area. The basement was completely redone by the people of the church.

Open Door

Baptist Church

6200 Sturgeon Ave.
Midland, MIĀ  48640

9:15 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM
Morning Worship

6:30 PM Adult Bible Study & Prayer Time



Open Door Baptist Church is a congregation of saved, baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel. It is an independent, fundamental Baptist Church, self-governing and supported by the tithes and offerings of church members and friends. The church sends monthly financial support to over 45 missionaries worldwide.


The people of Open Door Baptist Church come from various backgrounds and experiences with the desire to serve and worship the Lord. Each has a ministry to one another and a responsibility to share the Gospel by serving in the multiple ministries of the church. We have a number of third generation family members.