History

Word of Faith-Grand Rapids (WOFGR) was established in December, 1996 by Bishop Keith A. Butler and Reverend Thomas G. Wilson serving as Senior Pastor.  This being the result of God’s faithfulness to answer the prayer of men and women living in the Grand Rapids area.  Reverend Thomas Wilson along with his wife Pastor Adriane Wilson, both of whom served at Word of Faith International Christian Center, Southfield Michigan, and as campus ministers for United Students for Christ at Oakland University, have led and cared for the growing congregation since its inception.

Our response to ever-increasing ministry opportunities in the community we serve has resulted in creative programs:

  • Layman’s Bible School met for the first time in September, 2001 and has grown to an enrollment of 50 this past fall.
  • Prison Ministry Training in January 2004. Fifty-seven people participated.
  • “College Launch” a unique program to equip parents and teens to prepare an action plan for college premiered in February, 2004.
  • On-site High School Ministry (February 27, 2004). WOFGR was invited to facilitate the chapel services for Grand Rapids Christian High for over 1200 youth.
  • Adopt-A-School Program to help meet the learning needs of children by tutoring as well as other activities.
  • Adoption and ongoing support of the Western African ministry

Word of Faith is a multi-cultural, non-denominational church that continues to grow and expand its ministry. The opportunity for increased ministry directs the need for our expansion of facilities.