Our Mission

Our purpose is to lead people of all backgrounds into a
growing relationship with Jesus

Our Vision
where we’re headed

LOVING AND SERVING OUR NEIGHBOR

 

REACHING THE NEXT GENERATION

 

REFLECTING THE DIVERSITY IN OUR COMMUNITY

 
Our Core Values
We love God, love people and grow together in the grace and generosity of Jesus by being UNITED in what’s important to us.

UNCONDITIONAL GRACE

God’s grace is offered to all; come as you are, you are welcome.

NATURALLY MISSIONAL

Engaged in service and outreach, we make a difference in our community and world.

INTENTIONALLY DIVERSE

We strive to be a community of people from all different backgrounds and stages of life.

TRUTH LIVED OUT

Foundationally rooted in the Bible, we apply God’s word to our daily lives.

EVERYONE MATTERS

We are all part of the Church and everyone has a part to play.

DEPENDENT ON THE HOLY SPIRIT

We follow Jesus by daily seeking the Holy Spirit’s leading.

Our Staff

Dave Lantz

Dave Lantz

Pastor of Preaching & Leadership

Marlin Vis

Marlin Vis

Pastor of Congregational Care

Joanna Munster

Joanna Munster

Communications Director

Brent Knoth

Brent Knoth

Worship Leader

Laura Cramer

Laura Cramer

Treasurer

Tanner Huizenga

Tanner Huizenga

Director of Student Ministry

Kara Lepley

Kara Lepley

Director of Beechwood Kids

Jim Borgman

Jim Borgman

Buildings and Grounds Director

Marlene Barkel

Marlene Barkel

Administrator Assistant

Emily Bodkins

Emily Bodkins

Women's Ministry Director

Anne VanHeest

Anne VanHeest

Connection Coordinator/Missions

Joe Horness

Joe Horness

Worship Director

2018-2019 Deacons
Dennis Alexejun

Rita Falk

Scott Nagelvoort             

Karla Kammeraad-Bos

Dale Raar

Joe DeWeerd

Carla McTaggart

Greg Reifsnyder

2018-2019 Elders
Dan Hendon

Phil Reinken

Esther VanSlooten

Maria Hoekstra

Jerry Rabe

LuAnne VanSlooten

Debbie Lenters

Rich Strabbing

Clair VanZeelt

OUR HISTORY

Early Years

In 1942, William Coons, a seminary student, made a survey of the Beechwood area. Results showed there was sufficient interest to start a church. The services, which began in the summer of 1942, were held in the former Beechwood School.

In September 1943, the site at 269 Douglas Avenue on the north side of Holland was purchased for $1,650.00. Following the purchase, a chapel was donated and moved to the church property. Beechwood soon outgrew the modest chapel and built a new church building on the same property in1947.

Today

We’ve been at our current location now for over 25 years.  God has done many unexpected and miraculous things along the way, and we believe he has much more in store for us!  We want to invite you to be part of the future as we grow in Christ together and do all we can to love and serve people in the greater Holland area.