Pastor:  Michaile Broadnax

Hours: Call for an appopintment

Tel: (219) 762-0084



Pastor Michaile has been at Portage ECC since June 2011.   She served first as Pastor of Prayer Ministry and then accepted the call to be its Interim Co-Pastor in July 2012.  In April of 2013, she then accepted the call to be its Senior Pastor.

Pastor Michaile has served in the mental health field as a professional counselor having held positions in Florida and Germany in community counseling agencies.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude in Psychology from Indiana State University.    She also has served the Christian community in such roles as Christian Education director, bible teacher, counselor, and prayer and healing ministry.  She currently is completing her Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.  As part of her seminary degree work, she also served as a Chaplain Intern at Ingalls Hospice in Harvey, Illinois from 2009-2010.  In addition, she served as Associate Pastor Intern at Marquette Park United Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana from 2010-2011.  She is currently a licensed pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Chicago, IL, the denomination of the Portage church.

Pastor Michaile has been married to her husband, Anthony for 23 years.  They have two children, a married son Garrett, 22 and their daughter Jade, 18.  They live in Hammond, Indiana.  Pastor Michaile enjoys interior design, shopping for antiques, and reading.

Youth Pastor: Jason Pena
Hours: Call for an appointment
Tel: (219) 762-0084

Worship Leader: Brian Corbeille
Hours: Call for an appointment
Tel: (219) 762-0084

Secretary/Treasurer: Lori McNear

Hours: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Tel: (219) 762-0084



Sunday School Superintentant: Jason Pena

Hours: By Appointment

Tel: (219) 762-0084

A Little Introduction to Me

                Hello everyone! My name is Jason Peña, and I am the Sunday School Superintendent here at ECC Portage. It is my pleasure to provide our congregation with a variety of Sunday school opportunities. It is a privilege to be used by God in this way here in the community of Portage.

My lovely face was born into this world on May 30, 1991. (As you can probably tell, I do have a sarcastic sense of humor!) Although I was raised in a Christian home and attended a Christian school my whole life, it was not until 2009 when I finally decided to get my life in line with God. I’m not saying I was a “bad” kid before 2009, but I was not really concerned with church or anything that had to do with God and His plan for my life. In 2009, I attended our denomination’s triennial youth conference (CHIC [Covenant High in Christ]) and had my life drastically altered. I graduated from Portage Christian School in 2010 and am now enrolled at the Moody Bible Institute as a student of Biblical Studies. It seems as if God is leading me to pursue a position as a senior pastor of a church. It is my goal to follow God’s leading hand as He directs my career. There is much more about my life that I would love to share, but space is limited. I would be delighted to share with you more should we meet in person.

Currently, God is using me in my ministry here at Portage ECC in our Sunday school program. In addition to providing an excellent Sunday school program, I have the privilege of assisting our youth pastor, Brian Corbeille, with our youth ministry. We are currently leading a weekly Kids Club in hopes of building a powerful traditional youth ministry. It is our goal to continue our Kids Club program as long as God wills. Please keep both our Sunday school ministry and our kids club ministry in your prayers as we seek to raise up disciples for Christ.

It is my prayer that anyone who visits ECC of Portage would be blessed with a phenomenal worship experience that leaves the heart full of joy and singing. I pray that every person who sits in one of our pews may leave with the realization that God loves them and seeks to enrich their life with His presence. I pray that God will continue to use me at ECC of Portage as His servant, enabling me to bear fruit through our Sunday school and Kids Club programs here at ECC of Portage.




Council Chair: Nathan Dean


Trustees Chair: Sam Towery

  • Church Info

    Evangelical Covenant Church

    5051 Central Avenue
    Portage, IN 46368
    (219) 762-0084

    Click here for directions

    ECC Services

    Worship Service 10:30 AM

    Adult Sunday School 9:30 AM

    Morning Prayer Friday 10:30 AM

    Devotional & Prayer Tuesday 6:30 PM With the exception of every 2nd Tuesday of the Month

    Youth Collision (NWIYC) Event Based

    Communion Sunday
    1st Sunday of the month

    Family Sunday
    2nd Sunday of the month

    Kidz Klub Wednesday at 6:00 PM (follows School Schedule)


    Senior Pastor
    Michaile Broadnax

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  • Bible Verse of the Day

    “Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.”
    — 1 Timothy 6:8-Jun (NRSV)
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