About FRC

 

Who We Are

First Reformed Church in Grand Haven, MI was founded in 1850.  It has been has been a warm and welcoming church home for hundreds and hundreds of families throughout the years and a faithful witness to Jesus Christ.  Located in the middle of downtown Grand Haven, FRC remains an integral part of the community to this day as it continues to be a home for:
* worship and prayer
* raising children in faith
* learning and applying the Bible
* sharing the Gospel story of Jesus Christ
* caring for each other as a family of faith
* meeting local & global needs
 
We are a close church family, but not a closed one.  We would love for you to join us and become a part of the ongoing story of FRC.  
 
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Our Pastor
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John Kenny
John has been the Pastor of First Reformed Church since 2006 and considers this to be the best church anyone could ever serve.  He is married to his high school sweetheart and has 3 kids.  John's passion for ministry is in the area of church revitalization. He holds degrees from Rutgers University and Princeton Theological Seminary.  John recently completed the Doctor of Ministry program at Reformed Theological Seminary.  Prior to coming to Grand Haven, John was a Chaplain in the US Army and deployed to Iraq.
 
email: jkenny@firstgrandhaven.org
 
 

Our Beliefs

We are a theologically conservative church family within the Reformed tradition. Basically, that means we believe the Bible is God’s Word, its Truth is timeless, and it has authority over our lives.  Below are some of our key biblical beliefs:
 
* Your existence is not an accident. Our universe was created by God for His purpose and His glory.
 
* Your life matters.  All people are created in God’s image, making each human life sacred.
 
* God is perfect in every way. He is loving and merciful as well as holy and just.
 
* God exists as Trinity: Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
 
* God came to our world to save us.  Jesus is the Son of God who died on a cross as a substitute for our sins.  We are saved from the penalty, power and presence of sin by God's grace.
 
* Eternal life is a reality.  Jesus’ resurrection from the grave is an actual historical event that opened the door to eternal life for all who believe in him.
 
* We all need Jesus.  Faith in Jesus Christ is the only pathway given to humanity for salvation.  
 
* Faith in Jesus in not just an an idea to agree with.  Faith means trusting Jesus in such a way we no longer live for ourselves, but for him above else.
 
* We don't just believe in Good News, we are Good News.  We are commanded to joyfully serve the world while demonstrating His love and kindness to all people.
 
* There is no such thing as a solitary Christian.  Following Jesus in a meaningful way can only be done as an active member of a community of faith.
 
* We need to be alert and live purposefully for Christ.  Jesus is coming again to bring salvation and judgement.