On a beach in Jenison, a gathering of de-churched believers came together to say goodbye to a couple of young families who were leaving West Michigan to begin a youth ministry in Wisconsin. This group of people immediately realized there was an incredible sense of unity in worship between them, a strong sense of love among them and a feeling that God was calling them to worship Him together as a new church.
On Labor Day 2005, we began meeting at the White Church on School Street in Hudsonville as the Beach Church. We held worship services there for two years, renaming ourselves Freedom Fellowship Community Church. We called a pastor and through extensive prayer, began to clarify God’s unique vision for the church. Part of that was a new name, Solomon’s Porch, and a search for a larger place to worship as the School Street location was severely limiting our ability to conduct our ministries due to its small size. Amazingly, by God’s blessings alone, we were able to purchase a large, wonderful church building at 1675 Baldwin Street in Jenison in September 2007.
Our original pastor left and we now have three pastors and worship at the Jenison location with a strengthening children’s ministry, an exploding teen ministry, an overpowering call to serve our new local community through service and example, and a desire to partner with organizations around the globe that exemplify Christ’s love for us.
We hope you join us!