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REAL Student Ministry

Wednesdays | 7PM

Couples Connect

4th Sundays | 6PM

Kids First

Sundays | 10AM

Our Pastor

Pastor Dave joined Kfirst as Lead Pastor in April of 2009.  Dave’s vision is to see Kfirst as a vibrant, life-giving community that makes it simple for people to find and follow Jesus.  He loves teaching and preaching, and his passion for ministry is based on healthy relationships.

Pastor Dave and his wife, Anne, have been married for over 24 years and have three children: Camryn, Ethan, and Josh. 

New to Following Jesus?

Deciding to follow Jesus is a big step and one we believe is best celebrated in community. We would love to hear about your decision and celebrate with you by sending you a small gift!

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Current Series:

Tighten The Knot

Have you “tied the knot”? The meaning of the phrase is to get married to someone or the performance of a marriage ceremony.  In the folklore of many cultures around the world, knots make an appearance as a symbol of unity. And while this phrase could stem from a symbolic knot, physical knots have actually been used in marriage ceremonies. The wedding tradition is called handfasting. It is an ancient Celtic practice that bands couples together with a piece of cloth tied around their hands. So if you are getting married, it would be said you are “tying the knot.” But if you are already married, our challenge to you is to fortify your marriage by “tightening the knot.” 

June is the time of our annual marriage series, and our focus is not only to embrace the sacred vows we made on our wedding day, but to determine to accept them as a continual challenge to grow and strengthen our marriages. Invite family. Invite friends. Together, we’ll move toward more marital health, as we “Tighten the Knot.”


Marriage Training

A Training with kalamazoo marriage resource

Kfirst is partnering with Kalamazoo Marriage Resource for a 4-week training for married couples. Whether you are newlywed or have been married for years, this training will help you learn valuable skills and strategies to build a stronger, more resilient marriage.


  • What is a happy, healthy marriage?
  • How to put feelings into words
  • What to do with anger
  • Toxic Family Dynamics
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We are having our annual outdoor baptism and picnic on August 25 after our Sunday service. If you are wanting to be baptized, click the link below to sign up. We invite you to come, bring side dishes for your family, and celebrate with those following the Lord in water baptism!
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Next Gen

We are looking to expand and grow our teams with people of all ages and walks of life. Even if you doubt whether serving on the Next Gen team is a fit, we would encourage you to fill out a serve card and Pastor Carissa will reach out and begin the conversation of helping you find your fit on the Next Gen Team. You taking one simple step could make your name a name to remember on the hearts of our next generation – a generation that we are raising up to be firm in their foundation in Christ and their unique callings. A generation that we care for and believe in. A generation worth changing our culture for.
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My Story

Stories are important for two reasons. First, they put into word what we’ve experienced to form gratitude in our hearts. They help us both appreciate and articulate the goodness of God. Second, the become the vehicle to reveal to others God’s faithfulness in the past. Stories remind us that God has been working in the past and He continues to work today.

My Story

Kfirst Food Pantry

The Kfirst Food Pantry Team organizes food distribution to those in need in our community. The food pantry happens on the third Thursday of the month.

Volunteers are needed for the following areas: food ordering, drivers, grocery uploading, phone volunteers, set up and clean up, greeters, registration, food runners and packers, and prayer partners.
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Next is an opportunity for the leadership at Kfirst to hear your story and for you to hear ours. You will explore your personality, discover how you belong and where to take your next step at Kfirst.

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