List of LGBT-Friendly Churches

This is a partial list of churches in West Michigan that have put forth a special effort to welcome gay and lesbian people. The pastors are very lgbt-friendly. If you would like to suggest additional churches for this list, email GIFT at info@GaysInFaithTogether.org or write GIFT, 207 E Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Churches are listed by city.

Battle Creek

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

145 Capital Ave.NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017
269-965-1225
Pastors: Rev. Tom Ott, Rev. Tom Ryberg, Rev. Emily Joye McGaughy
tom@fccbc.org, tr@fccbc.org, emilyjoye@fccbc.org
www.fccbc.org

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
16 E. Van Buren Street
Battle Creek, MI 49017
269-965-2244
Rector: Fr. Brian Coleman
brian@StThomasBC.org
www.StThomasBC.org

 Cadillac

First Congregational United Church of Christ
200 Harris Street
P.O. Box 892 (mail address)
Cadillac, MI  49601

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
815 Lincoln Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
231-775-9641
Interim rector:  The Rev. David A. Brower
davidangusbrower@hotmail.com
www.stmaryscadillac.org

Douglas 

Douglas Congregational UCC
56 Wall St.
Douglas, MI 49408
269-857-2085
Pastor: Rev. Kathy Davelaar
pastor@douglasucc.org
www.DouglasUCC.org

Unity on the Lakeshore
41 S. Washington St
Douglas, MI 49406
269-352-2412
Pastor: Rev Gy Ludvig
gyludvig@awareandwell.com
unitylakeshore@gmail.com
http://www.unityls.org/

Grand Haven

C3 Exchange
421 Columbus Ave (services)
Grand Haven, MI 49417
208 Franklin (offices)
Grand Haven, MI 49417
616-842-1985
Pastors: Rev. Ian Lawton
ian@c3exchange.org
www.c3exchange.org

St. John’s Episcopal Church
524 Washington, Grand Haven, MI 49417
616-842-6260
Rector: The Very Rev. Jared C. Cramer, SCP
Dean, Lakeshore Deanery of the Diocese of Western Michigan
rector@stjohnsepiscopal.com
www.stjohnsepiscopal.com

Grand Rapids

Aldersgate United Methodist Church
4301 Ambrose Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616-363-3446
Pastor: Laurie Haller
runmomrun2@aol.com
aumcoffice@gmail.com
www.graldesgate.org

All Souls Community Church
(Unitarian Universalist)
2727 Michigan NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-822-2706
Pastor: Rev. Colleen Squires
minister@AllSoulsCommunity.org
www.AllSoulsCommunity.org

Ascension Lutheran Church (ELCA)
2627 44th St. SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
616-455-8108
Pastor Mike Wernick
rectorpastor@comcast.net

 

East Congregational United Church of Christ
1005 Giddings SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-245-0578
Interim pastor: Rev. Karen Stokes
kstokes.eastchurchgr@gmail.com
www.eastchurchgr.org

 

First (Park) Congregational Church UCC
10 E. Park Place
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-459-3203
Pastor: Rev. Todd Petty
tpetty@parkchurchgr.org
office@parkchurchgr.org
www.parkchurchgr.org

First United Methodist Church
227 East Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-451-2879
Pastors: Rev. Bob Hundley  and Rev. Letisha Bowman
firstchurch@grandrapidsfumc.org
www.GrandRapidsFUMC.org

Fountain Street Church
24 Fountain Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-459-8386
Pastors: Rev. Fred Wooden,  Rev. Dr. Dave Smith and Rev. Patrick Hamrick
fwooden@FountainStreet.org
www.FountainStreet.org

Genesis United Methodist Church
1601 Galbraith SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-974-0400
Pastor: Sue Petro
info@genesisumc.org
www.genesisumc.org

 

Georgetown United Methodist Church
2766 Baldwin Street
Jenison, MI 49428
616-669-0730
Pastor:  Rev. William Bills
Pastor@gumonline.org
www.gumonline.org

 

Grand Rapids Friends Meeting (Quaker)
P.O. Box 1274, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-1274
Meets at the Browne Center at Aquinas College
2001 Robinson Rd
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-459-5928
www.GrandRapidsFriends.org

 

Heartside Ministry
54 South Division Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-235-7211, ext. 101
Pastor/Executive Director:  Rev. Andy DeBraber

executivedirector@heartside.org

www.heartside.org

Holy Cross Episcopal Church
4252 Breton Rd. SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
616-949-7034
Pastor: Fr. Mike Wernick
rectorpastor@comcast.net
www.holycrossec.com

 

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
5333 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
616-538-0900
Rev: James Croom – rector
Rector@HolyTrinityWyoming.org
www.HolyTrinityWyoming.org
 
Plymouth United Church of Christ
4010 Kalamazoo SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
616-455-4260
Pastor: Rev. Doug Van Doren
plymouth@wmis.net
www.PlymouthChurchGR.org
 
Reconciliation Metropolitan Community Church
3864 Benjamin NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616-364-7633
Pastor: Rev. Steph Maxson
RevStephMaxson@aol.com
www.ReconciliationMCC.org

Second Congregational United Church of Christ
525 Cheshire NE
Grand Rapids, Mi
(616)361-2629
Senior Pastor: Rev. Peter St. Martin
www.2ndchurch.com

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1025 3 Mile Road NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
616-361-7887
Pastor: Rev. Mike Fedewa and Rev. Nurya Love Parish
mfedewa@standrewsgr.org
www.standrewsgr.org 

 

St. John’s United Church of Christ
1954 Bridge St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616-453-2497
Pastor: Rev. Bill Lyons
office@stjohnsucc.comcastbiz.net
www.Stjohnsuccgr.org

 

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
134 N. Division Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-456-1684
Rector: Rev. Robert Schiesler
Roberts@stmarksgr.org
www.stmarksgr.org

 

Trinity United Methodist Church
1100 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-456-7168
Pastor: David Nellist
office@grtumc.org
www.GRTUMC.org

 

Westminster Presbyterian Church
47 Jefferson SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-456-1456
Pastors: Rev. Chandler Stokes
chandlers@wpcgr.org
www.WestminsterGR.com

 

Holland

 

First Presbyterian Church
659 State Street
Holland, MI 49423
616-392-9022
Pastors:  Rev. Linda Knieriemen (senior pastor) and Rev. Peter Theune (interim associate pastor)
lindak@fpcholland.org and petert@fpcholland.org

 

Grace Episcopal Church
555 Michigan Ave.
Holland, MI 49423
616-396-7459
Rector: Jennifer Adams
rev.jenadams@yahoo.com
www.graceepiscopalholland.org

 

Hope Church RCA
77 W 11th St.
Holland, MI 49423
616-392-7947
Pastors: Rev. Jill Russell and Rev. Gordon Wiersma
office@hopechurchrca.org
www.hopechurchrca.org

 

All Spirits Congregation
500 Waverly Rd.
Holland, MI 49423
Pastor: Bill Freeman
616-796-5598
Bill@AllSpirits.org
www.AllSpirits.org

 

Kalamazoo

First Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
129 S. Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-343-1549
info@kazoofcc.org
Interim Pastor: Rev. Steve Welker
www.kazoofcc.org

 

First United Methodist Church
212 South Park Street
Kalamazoo, Mi 49007
269-381-6340
Pastor: Rev. John Boley
jboley@umc-kzo.org
www.umc-kzo.org

 

People’s Church
1758 N. 10th St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269-375-3262
Pastor: Rev. Jill McAllister
minister@peopleschurch.net
www.peopleschurch.net

 

Phoenix Community Church, UCC
2208 Winchell Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-383-3222

Pastor: Ken Arthur
ken.arthur@phoenixchurch.org

office@phoenixchurch.org

www.phoenixchurch.org

 

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
247 W. Lovell Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-345-8553
Priest: The Rev. Dr. Randall R. Warren
rwarren@stlukeskalamazoo.org
www.stlukeskalamazoo.org

St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish
421 Monroe St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
269-381-8917
Pastor: Fr. Ken Schmidt
kenneth.schmidt@sttomskazoo.org
www.sttomskazoo.org

 

Unity of Kalamazoo
1204 Whites Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-385-2239
Pastor: Rev. Joslyn Mason
office@unitykalamazoo.com
www.unitykalamazoo.com

Portage

Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
7028 Oakland Drive
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 327-6643  ext. 107
Senior Pastor: Barry Petrucci
BarryPetrucci@pchum.org
www.pchum.org

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1515 Helen
Portage, Mi 49002
(269)344-3966
Pastors: Reverends Jerry and Janet Duggins
jerryorjanet@wpcportage.org
westminsterp@wcportage.org
www.wpcportage.org

Muskegon

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1132 W. Southern Ave
Muskegon, MI 49441
231-722-6565
Interim Pastor: Rev. J. Ferra
office@OurSaviorsLutheran.com

St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
1200 Seminole Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49441
231-780-2955
Rector:  The Rev. Rachael N. Evans
AJ.RN.EVANS@gmail.com
www.stgregorysmuskegon.org

Saginaw

 

First Congregational Church (UCC)
403 S. Jefferson Ave.
Saginaw, Mi 48607
989-754-6565
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Todd Farley
rev.dr.farley@gmail.com
www.fccsaginaw.org


Traverse City

The Potter’s House United Church of Christ
Services held at the Grace Episcopal Church building on Sunday evenings at 5:00.
341 Washington St
Traverse City, MI 49684
231-631-3624
Pastor: Rev. Corey Sanderson
Jackie Burke contact
pottershouseTC@gmail.com
www.pottershousetc.org/


If you would like to suggest additional churches for this list, email GIFT at info@GaysInFaithTogether.org .