About Us
We celebrate the diversity of God’s creation and affirm that each person has special worth as a unique creation in God’s image. All are welcome to worship here and to come into relationship with the church’s life and work. We thank God for the blessing, the challenge, and the joy that we experience in both our unity and our diversity.
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Local Church Grand Rapids MI

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In light of the recent COVID-19 events, we have created a YouTube channel for our church services. Click the link below to check it out.

WE Believe

We seek to find shared beliefs that unite us in covenant and celebrate a wide variety of faith traditions.

Every Sunday


Interim Pastor

Rev. Dr. David Wheeler

1005 Giddings Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

A place to belong

At East Church we’re life-long friends, new friends, family, neighborhood-close, suburb-far, young, old, single, married, kids, retired, Open and Affirming, traditional, open-minded… well, you get the idea.

Our Mission

“Empowering God’s community to grow in faith through worship, service, and learning at every age.”


East Church provides shelter for homeless families, staffs a neighborhood food pantry, and runs a community resale shop.  More on community service at East Church.

We are located in the Ottawa Hills neighborhood and participate in many nearby community events like the annual Fourth of July Hollyhock Parade and Garden Tour.

Join us for yoga

Class takes place every Monday from 7:00 – 8:15pm and costs $10. Tori Dean teaches the class and her email is torileedean@gmail.com. Please feel free to contact her directly if you have any questions.

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Take a seat every Sunday to hear grace and truth!

MEet Our Staff

We journey together, leading our community of faith with a spirit of unity.

Rev. Dr. David Wheeler



Bren Elliot, M.a.

Youth Ministries Director


Jameson Thompson

Director of music & arts


Becca Johnson

Director of christian education for children


curtis prussner



Primary Communities Served

Grand Rapids

East Grand Rapids

Ottawa Hills

East Town