David Beelen


I am, first and foremost, one of God's children. And I have the privilege of being the pastor of a church I affectionately describe as being "Mixed Nuts." It is a multi-ethnic, multi-site church in Grand Rapids, Mi. God called me here in 1982 and I have been pastor of this church ever since. During those 35 years I have pastored many LGBTQ+ people. They are dear to me and I want to lead them as pastor in building a grace and truth community.

I am married to Melanie, my wife of 41 years. I am also proud to be a father and grandfather.