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Our History


Welcome to our 170-year-old church plant!

Grace    Bible   Worship    Prayer    Community   Mission   Gifts

Life Stream was originally founded as Allendale Wesleyan Church in 1851 by 9 founding members first meeting in a West Michigan farmhouse. Since then, our home has been several church buildings, schools and community centers as our church grew into its current identity.

After considering the options God provided our growing community over the last few years, our West Michigan campus is once again in a “school.” Having recently transformed the old Allendale High School into a state-of-the art worship and community center, Life Stream looks forward to how God will have us use the resources and tools He has provided.

So how does a century and a half old church remain relevant to today’s culture, vibrant and growing? How does a church embrace being a multi-generational community of believers who understand that BEING the church is so much more important than just playing church?

Life Stream has decided to not act our age. We feel called by God to be a church plant. We embrace our community and culture with open arms and energy some feel only possible with brand new churches.

Our teaching is compelling, worship inspiring and our people are open, welcoming and friendly.

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We can’t wait to share with you what God has been up to in the life of Life Stream Church and more importantly, His message of Grace, Forgiveness, Love and Hope.

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Meet The Team


Chris Carroll

  Lead Pastor


Aaron Spratling

Executive Pastor

Jeff Bond

Jeff Bond

Worship Arts Pastor / Technology Director

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Josh Dollendorf

Generations Pastor

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Nick Brock

High School Pastor

Jaime Sheridan

Jaime Sheridan

Events and Facility Coordinator


Katie MacDonald

Kids Director


Nancy Dyke

Office Coordinator


Lori Bond

Creative Arts Director


Chelsea Darling

Executive Assistant


Duke Schut

Finance Coordinator


Braden DeVree

Video Engineer


Steve LaBrecque

Facilities Staff


Rob Coffey

Facilities Staff

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Emily Denbow

Worship/Tech Assistant


Lexi Winger
Communications Director


Ben Bird

Worship Production Intern


Sara Wiggins

Generations Assistant


Rachel Hugg

Custodial Staff

Joan Kleinjans

Joan Kleinjans

Custodial Staff


Local Church Board

Tim Batdorff ('24)

Chip Butterfield ('26)

Kevin Curtis ('26)

Jeremy DeGroot ('25)

Steve Kessler ('26)

Kristina Stickney ('24)

Barbara Vanderveen ('25)

Denis Weirich ('25)

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