Reverend David Perry, Northwestern Michigan Region
I grew up in the Pasadena Park Church of God in Grand Rapids, Michigan, just off of Plainfield Avenue, behind the Fat Boy’s restaurant. My pastors were Rev. Forest Plants, Dr. James Edwards, and Rev. Donald Dillon. It was a wonderful church family to grow up in.
My initial commitment to Christ occurred at Youth Camp in 1968 at Warner Camp. I preached my first sermon at Warner Camp in 1976 and was baptized there by Pastor Dillon at Camp Meeting in 1976.
I felt the call to ministry and attended Anderson College, gaining a BA in 1981.
I met my lovely wife Jeannie Taylor at college and we married in 1979. We have been blest with three wonderful sons; Matt and his wife Deanne, in Dewitt; JJ and his wife Jennie, seminary student at Anderson; and Aaron, a junior preparing for ministry at Anderson. These sons represent the 3rd generation of Perry’s to study at AU and to serve in the Church of God.
I have served in pastoral ministry since January of 1981 – as a youth pastor at the Skyway Church of God, Seattle, WA ’81-84; CE pastor at Sunset Park Community Church in St. Helens, OR ’84-85; as senior pastor at the First Church of God in Cassopolis, MI’85-90; as senior pastor at the Greenville First Church of God 1990-2008; and now as the senior pastor at the Edgewood Church of God, Ithaca, Michigan.
I have served on the state level in a variety of positions. Jeannie and I directed youth camps for more than 17 years. I have been a part of more than nine missions trips across the US and Guatemala and Brazil. I have served locally on Housing Commissions, chair of Ministerial groups and chaplain service in jails. Jeannie and I love our family, camp meetings and Diesel, our Security Attack Yorkie Terrier!!!!
It is my pleasure to serve under our State Pastor, Dr. William Jones, and as Regional pastor to be an encourager to our congregations, a pastor to pastor, and a cheerleader for the wonderful things God has in store for the Church of God in Michigan. Great opportunities lie before us here in Michigan!
First Church of God, Alma
Barryton Church of God, Barryton
New Hope Church of God, Belding
NorthernLight Church of God, Cadillac
Hillcrest Community, Cedar Springs
Community Church of God, Charlevoix
Freedom Way Church of God, Crystal
First Church of God, Edmore
Faith United Church of God, Grand Rapids
Orchard View Church of God, Grand Rapids
First Church of God, Greenville
Edgewood Church of God, Ithaca
Ithaca Church of God, Ithaca
New Covenant Community Church of God, Kentwood
Church of God United, Muskegon
East Muskegon Church of God, Muskegon
First Church of God, Saint Johns
First Church of God, Saint Louis
Sears Church of God, Sears
Pine Grove Ministries and Church, Traverse City
Iglesia Vida Plena, Wyoming
Sunset Park Church of God, Wyoming
Reverend Jim Horn, Northeastern Michigan Region
(810) 686-5370 (Church);
(810) 240-2528 (Cellular)
Jim’s hometown roots are in the heart of the Midwest – Kansas City, Missouri.
However, after trying out for the KC Royals farm team…and not making it, he headed North.
First, attending Mackinac College and then upon graduation from John Wesley College, Jim met and married his wife, and best friend, Vicky. After a short stint in Europe doing an independent youth ministry they returned to Michigan, where he has served the Community Church of God since 1981, as youth, associate and senior pastor. Jim worked with the youth ministry team for several years on our State Youth Convention. He has lead mission teams to Costa Rica, Mexico, and Canada. He has served on the Board of Pastoral Health and has trained in conflict resolution with Peacemaker Ministries, assisting churches to resolve areas of dispute utilizing Biblical principles.
“We love being a part of what God is doing in the lives of others and encouraging them to be all they can be in Him! We understand the lives of those serving in ministry can be particularly stressful and demanding. But, we have constantly been reminded of God’s faithfulness and amazing grace. So we choose Jesus and Joy!”
I look forward to and count it a privilege and joy, to come alongside to encourage and serve as one of your “regional pastors” in Michigan.
Romans 1:11-12 NIV
TriPoint Church of God, Alpena
North Euclid Ave. Church of God, Bay City
Beaverton Church of God, Beaverton
Calvert Park Community Church of God, Burton
Community Church of God, Clio
North Bradley Church of God, Coleman
Hilltop Church of God, Flint
Holbrook Avenue Church of God, Flint
New Creation Church of God, Flint
New Generation Holiness Center Ch. Int’l, Flint
West Court Street Church of God, Flint
Living Word Church of God, Flushing
New Hope Community Church of God, Hope
Fraser Road Church of God, Kawkawlin
Eagle Ridge Church of God, Midland
Floyd Church of God, Midland
Mount Haley Church of God, Midland
Millington Church of God, Millington
TriPoint Church of God, Mio
First Church of God, Owosso
First Church of God, Saginaw
Meridian Church of God, Sanford
Dr. Robert Dulin, Southeastern Michigan Region
About Robert Otis Dulin, Jr., (Born in Lawrence, Kansas). A graduate of Anderson University (BA 1963), and of Central Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1967), Robert Otis Dulin, Jr. has completed more than four decades of committed service as a pastor, community and church leader. Rev. Dulin has served as pastor of two congregations: The First Church of God in Cincinnati, Ohio (1967-69) and the Metropolitan Church of God in Detroit, Michigan 1974-2008. From 1969 to 1974 he was the Director of Family Life and Adult Education for the National Board of Christian Education of the Church of God. During 1997 and 1998 he was a consultant/minister for the Black Church Health Connection Project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. From 1988 to May 2002 he was a part-time staff person with The National Conference for Community and Justice – Detroit Region -- (formerly known as The National Conference for Christians and Jews).
Having recently retired from pastoring the Metropolitan Church of God, Rev. Dulin is currently a member of the boards of directors of several organizations in Detroit.
His ministry career has taken him to Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, Lebanon, England, Greece, Israel, Egypt, The Virgin Islands, South Africa, Senegal, and throughout the United States.
He has received several awards including The Alumni Achievement Award (1974) from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and The Distinguished Alumni Award (1997) from Anderson University. During its May 2005 commencement exercises Anderson University conferred upon him the honorary degree Doctor of Divinity.
Committed to work and fellowship with all persons of good will, Pastor Dulin receives his greatest satisfaction helping others achieve their highest potential. He loves to read, write, and eat Sunday brunch, lunch, or dinner with family and friends. Developing meaningful relationships with people of good will is one of his highest priorities and cherished values.
Body of Christ Church of God, Belleville
Clarkston Community Church, Clarkston
Chippewa Valley Church of God, Clinton Township
Agape Fellowship Church, Detroit
Church of God of Detroit, Detroit
Greenfield Avenue Church of God, Detroit
Joseph Campau Ave. Church of God, Detroit
Metropolitan Church of God, Detroit
Southwestern Church of God, Detroit
Wisconsin Avenue Church of God Second, Detroit
Zion Church of God, Detroit
Farmington Hills Church of God, Farmington Hills
Warner Memorial Church of God, Ferndale
Crossroads Church of God, Howell
Fireside Church of God, Livonia
Arabic Evangelical Alliance Church, Madison Heights
First Church of God, Monroe
Eastside Church of God, Pontiac
Lake Street Church of God, Pontiac
Southside Church of God, Pontiac
Lighthouse Community Church of God, Redford
First Church of God, Romeo
Bethany Church of God, Sterling Heights
Hope Crossing, Sterling Heights
Evanswood Church of God, Troy
Community Church of God, Ypsilanti
Reverend Michael Smith, Southwestern Michigan Region
(574) 276-3289 (Cellular)
Mike Smith is the founding and Senior Pastor at Hope Community Church in Niles. Hope Community Church has grown since it's birth in 1999 from nine people to over 600. Michael has been in the Niles area for more than 40 years. Has been married to his beautiful wife Sherry for 31 years. They have one son Sean who is 25 years old. Michael has served in the Church of God since 1992. His love for the movement has allowed him to serve on several boards and committees through the years. Such as the Church Health Ministry, the Missions Task Force and the Church Planting Task Force. Michael has a real heart for seeing the Church of God movement begin to MOVE again toward health and growth. Michael just desires to use his gifts and talents wherever God will allow him and considers it an honor to be considered for this position.
First Church of God, Allegan
North Avenue Church of God, Battle Creek
Crystal Springs Church of God, Benton Harbor
First Church at Benton Heights, Benton Harbor
Berrien Community Church, Bridgman
Burlington Church of God, Burlington
First Church of God, Cassopolis
South Cochran Church of God, Charlotte
Cornerstone Community Church, Colon
First Church of God, Decatur
Family Worship Center, Grass Lake
New Horizons Community Church, Jackson
Grace Harbor, Kalamazoo
Pennway Church of God, Lansing
West Lansing Church of God, Lansing
First Church of God, Niles
Hope Community Church of God, Niles
Otsego Church of God, Otsego
Centre Avenue Church of God, Portage
First Church of God, Saint Joseph
Washington Avenue Church of God, Saint Joseph
First Church of God, South Haven
Baroda Church of God, Stevensville
First Church at Stevensville Campus
First Church of God, Three Rivers
Vandalia Church of God, Vandalia