About Us



On January 26, 1851,

15 men and women

gathered together to

establish a new church

in the capitol city of

Lansing. Formed as the

First Baptist Church of

Lansing, the new

congregation was

served by a traveling pastor who conducted monthly worship services. The small but growing congregation met in homes, schools and the old frame State Capitol building. In 1859 a wooden "White Chapel" was constructed on land given by the State at the corner of Capitol and Ionia. Click here for church more history

The Church also houses a historic organ, a gift of the RE Olds family who also donated a beautiful Childrens Center to the church. Click here for more on the history of our organ and facilities.


Christ Community

Church holds to the

historic doctrines of

the Christian faith.

We are evangelical,

but moderate rather

than fundamentalist.


We value the intellect

and modern science, while at the same time look to the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. We have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but also recognize that everything is not always clear. We are willing to ask tough questions, wrestle with difficult issues and seek to do so with grace and compassion in Christ lived out in concrete ways in the world. We value well-informed and passionate preaching, lively worship and small groups where people can grow in faith.

If you would like to know more about what it means to follow Christ, please call our office at (517) 482-0600 and ask to speak to one of our pastors or e-mail us at:


Click here for our Statement of Faith




Pastor Mike is responsible for

working with the elders, team

and ministry leadership and

making sure all the parts of the

church are coordinated,

running smoothly and moving

in a positive direction. 

He is responsible for casting

the vision and keeping the

vision of the “Bridge church” alive and well.

Pastor Mike has served churches as both an installed and an interim pastor in Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Florida and Indiana.  He and his wife Susan have four children and three grandsons.  Pastor Mike loves music of all kinds, learning more about the computer, riding his motorcycle, playing with his grandchildren, and spending quality time with his wife.