West Michigan District

​An “Epic” church multiplication

​An “Epic” church multiplication

Epic Church of Portland, Michigan, was born to multiply. From the moment it was planted by Dr. Ed Love, Epic existed to be a sending and multiplying church. Epic’s sending and multiplying DNA is birthing two overlapping church plants–one planned and one...
​Grand Rapids church impacting the “49507”

​Grand Rapids church impacting the “49507”

Rev. Chase Stancle and his church have claimed a five-digit number as their predominant mission field. The Wesleyan pastor leads Unison Christian Church, a church plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 49507 zip code has been adopted by Rev. Stancle and Unison as its...
Casinos and tattoo parlors

Casinos and tattoo parlors

New Life Community Church in Wayland, Michigan, stands behind its self-proclaimed “weirdness!” Our four-year old church plant determined that “normal” wasn’t going to work here to reach people for Jesus. When a new casino was built in our...
Hope House begins ministry

Hope House begins ministry

The Well is a church plant in downtown Ionia, Michigan. It continues to expand its impact on the community. The sign that graces the entry way to the quaint little home tucked away on a quiet dead end street, simply reads Hope House. No one would have guessed the...
The power of prayer in South Haven

The power of prayer in South Haven

South Haven, Michigan, is the venue of LifeBridge, founded in 2012 by Milan Bittenbender and his wife, Jennifer. A beautiful resort community on Lake Michigan, it is Jennifer’s hometown. The Bittenbenders, after years of ministry elsewhere, felt specifically...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The...
Revered Wesleyan pastor, Rev. William H. Osborne, passes away

Revered Wesleyan pastor, Rev. William H. Osborne, passes away

Rev. William H. Osborne of Hamilton, Mich., passed away on December 6. He was 86. A long-time minister with The Wesleyan Church, he served in churches in Michigan and New York. Rev. Osborne graduated from Owosso Bible College in 1957 and was given a distinguished...