A traditional church focused on Scripture.

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"For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified - 1 Cor. 2:2

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Welcome to Grand Valley Baptist Church. We are a small local congregation known for our expository preaching and warm, welcoming atmosphere. Feel free to take a look around, reed our Doctrinal Statement, and listen to some of our latest sermons. If you are in need of transportation to and from services, give us a call.

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Expository Preaching.

Preaching is done straight from the Word of God going verse by verse to give the author's indended meaning to the hearers (Neh. 8:8).

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Biblical Discipleship.

At our church, our members care for each other. When you come, you are treated like family not just another body to fill the pew.

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Traditional Song Service.

We sing song from all the ages, instead of songs that only topped the charts for the last decade. Our song service is a traditional service that includes the great hymns extending back from modern times to the reformation.

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Standing on the Word.

Scriptures alone teach us that alvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone to the glory of God alone.


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While there's a lot more that happens at our church, these are the regular services that we always offer. Anyone is welcome to join.

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Morning Services.

Morning Service Starts at 9:30 AM and go until about 10:45 AM.

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Evening Services.

Evening Service Starts at 6:00 PM and goes until about 7:15 PM

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Sunday School.

Starts at 11:15 AM AFTER Morning Service and goes until noon.

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Prayer Meeting.

Prayer Meeting is on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM

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Bible Studies.

Generally our studies happen Thursday nights, give us a call or talk to us an Sunday Service to get times.

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Every month we share produce and groceries, it's open to anyone in the community and is regularly visited.

Latest Sermons

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The sermons that are preached are designed to give the authors intent to congregation. We bringing the preaching of God's word to bear on the lives of all who hear it.

Our mission is to worship Jesus Christ. To build believers in the doctrines of the faith. To evangelize the lost


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About Pastor Dan

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Pastor Dan Heistand grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and received a BS in Computer Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He worked for 13 years in the Grand Haven area as an Engineer, until God opened the way to enter the ministry by studying at The Master's Seminary in California.

Grand Valley Baptist Church called Pastor Heistand in the summer of 2000, and he has been our pastor since then. Pastor Dan and his wife, Kim have four children: Kellie, Josh, Katie, and Philip.

Pastor Heistand firmly believes in teaching true doctrine and taking a firm stand on issues that are causing many more liberal churches and pastors to waver. He uses a style called Expository Preaching to preach through an entire book of the Bible over a period of several months, covering each verse in turn and in context.

At various times and when deemed appropriate, he does preach on certain topics (and, of course, holiday messages).

Doctrinal Statement

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  • We believe in one God, eternally existent as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is God's inspired and infallible Word, and is the supreme standard and final authority for all conduct, faith and doctrine.
  • We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His premillenial, personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that Man was created in the image of God, but by willful transgression became sinful and is justly under the condemnation wrath of Almighty God.
  • We believe that the only salvation from this guilt and condemnation is through faith in the righteousness and atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this salvation is the free gift of God's love and grace.
  • We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to reveal Christ to men, to convict of sin, to regenerate repentant sinners and, by His presence and power, to sanctify the lives of the redeemed.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism and communion; that baptism is only to be administered upon profession of faith in Christ, by immersion, thereby declaring our faith in a crucified, buried and risen Savior; that communion is only for believers, is to be preceded by faithful self-examination, and is in remembrance of the Lord's death until He comes.
  • We believe that a New Testament Church is a body of believers, baptized by immersion, associated for worship, service, and the spread of the Gospel of the grace of God to all the world.
  • We believe that there will be a resurrection of the just and unjust; the just, having been redeemed by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be with Him throughout eternity in glory; the unjust, having died impenitent and unreconciled to God, to eternal condemnation in Hell.

Contact Information

We're located just off of Lake Michigan Drive (M45) Just east of the bridge and the university. We provide free transportation if you need a lift.

Location: View the Map
Phone: (616) 643-8510
Email: gvbclake@juno.com


To worship Jesus Christ.
To build believers in the doctrines of the faith.
To evangelize the lost