Our Story.

In 1999, several families from the Byron Center community felt God was preparing them to start a new church, most of whom were attending Grand Rapids International Fellowship (GRIF, formerly Grand Rapids First Church of the Nazarene). At the same time, God was calling the leadership at GRIF to be more intentional with reaching out to others in the

name of Christ. Together, we prayed and planned, asking God for wisdom and direction to pursue His will with this vision. 

It wasn’t long after that God began to answer our prayers and open doors into the Byron Center community, 

making the vision for a new church into a reality!

In October, 2000, High Pointe Community Church (A Church of the Nazarene) held its first public worship service in Byron Center Christian Middle School with over 180 in attendance. It was clear that God was moving the launch team of High Pointe to start their mission off with His strength and hope! Since that first Sunday, High Pointe has grown and changed, but has kept the same fiery passion for God’s mission and for loving the people both in and outside our doors. 

We celebrate those early days, but look forward to seeing what God has for our future

and invite you to be a part of our story today! 

Why we exist


Making Jesus' way of life our way of life.  


A Biblical community where the searching are found, the hurting are helped, and all pursue their Lord through worship, community, service, and sacrifice to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.


"I am the vine; you are the branches.  Whoever abides in me and I in him; he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5 ESV


Gospel Centered

Spirit Empowered

Prayer Directed

Life Together

Love Motivated

Worship Focused

Compassion Lived

Holiness Pursued

What we believe

High Pointe Community Church is a member of the Church of the Nazarene.  The Church of the Nazarene is a denomination whose mission is to reach the world with the message of hope found in the person of Jesus Christ.  If you are interested in learning more about the church of the Nazarene, click on any of the links below!

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