Pastor Hankins came to Grand Rapids, MI in July of 1991 to start a Baptist church. The church started meeting in Sheldon Complex, then Kentwood Recreation Center and on September 15, 1996 a building was purchased. The church officially moved in May 1, 1997. They entered the building with approx 20 people. The building was in very poor condition and they set out to repair and beautify the building. The church currently resides there. Today, they are an active and vital church in the community.