Kip is the founding and Senior Pastor at High Pointe. His vision for helping people understand and embrace God’s purpose for their lives continues to drive him in all he does. Kip’s primary responsibility is to guide the church in its’ mission: to know Christ and to make Him known. Kip has served in full-time ministry since 1985 and continues to be passionate about pointing people to Christ.
Kip lives in Byron Center with his wife, Margaret. They keep busy with their three sons, Luke, Jacob and Joel, along with their beloved golden retriever “Angel.”
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Greg grew up in Indiana, though that is not where he was born; that is what he calls his "growing up" place. It was in youth group that he entered into his passion and love for the Lord and reading the Word. He met, fell in love and married his lovely wife Beth in college. He graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL with a degree in Religion and further studied at Nazarene Theological Seminary, completing his Masters of Christian Education in 1999. He has been in full time ministry ever since, serving as Associate Pastor and Lead Pastor in Michigan, Indiana and Florida. He loves to hang out with his wife, play board games, and most of all, play volleyball. His passion is to lead people into a growing love for Jesus. He wants the world to know that serving God is the best decision anyone could make, not only here on earth, but for all eternity, and it is a wild and fun journey. He hopes everyone he meets can know that too.
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Josh was raised in a Christian home by parents who loved God and served Him faithfully as lay leaders in the church. From an early age, He sensed God's call upon his life.
Josh holds a degree in Theology from Olivet Nazarene University and a Masters of Theological Studies from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Josh has served in ministry in one capacity or another since 1994 - including 7 years as a missionary in Albania, Ukraine and Russia.
Josh and Robyn were married in 2006. They love being together, serving in ministry together, and enjoy all things outdoors! Stella Michelle, born December 2011, is now their pride and joy!
It is the Allen’s passion in ministry to help students and their families come to know Christ in intimate ways that literally transform the way they choose to live their lives!
The Allen’s began their service at High Pointe on November 1, 2010.
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Eva Vander Woude is our office secretary and administrator. She not only takes care of several office responsibilities, but she is also very active in various ministry areas as well. Whether she's working on the bulletin, paying bills, maintaining the church calendar, or ordering supplies, she's doing it with a true servant's heart. She knows that her primary goal each week is to enable her pastors to focus on the things they do best, bring the rest of us closer to Christ.
Eva lives in Byron Center with her husband, Jon. They have two children, Justin and Amanda, who attend Byron Center Public Schools. They love to spend time together as a family while camping and boating in the summer and skiing in the winter.
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Beth was added to the High Pointe staff in November of 2011 as our Music and Worship Coordinator. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University, with a major in psychology and a minor in music. She has been married to her husband, Greg, since 1996. Beth grew up on the east side of the state and considers herself a true Michigander. A lover of music and creative arts, Beth is grateful that God uses these avenues to touch the soul when sometimes words cannot. Her heart is to see God, experience Him and to “make sense” of God in her world. This has become a passion that she is called to share with others, and to help others discover a new and refreshing worship experience too.
Beth is married to Greg whom she loves spending time with-he makes her laugh and she is blessed that God gave her such a great friend to share life with. When she is not at the church, she enjoys traveling, eating at new places (preferably good ones!) and having a good cup of coffee in her hands.
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