**Church will resume worship starting May 31st.
We strongly encourage masks and social distancing.
There will be no coffee hour or nursery at this time.
Please be mindful of the feelings of others.
We look forward to worshiping together again!
Thank you for supporting the ministries of the Church of the Straits (COS). Your decision to give enables us to equip ministries that serve here at COS, within our community, and throughout the world.
This is a safe and secure way to give to the church. It is easy and convenient and will be accounted for in your year-end tax information.
Contributions are also accepted by mail at:
Church of the Straits
PO Box 430
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Traditional Worship at 10:30 am. Adult and Youth Sunday School at 9:30 am.
Nursery Care Provided. Come as you are! The Church of the Straits is a federated church. We are a single congregation, but both United Methodist and ECO Presbyterian. The Church of the Straits is the only mainline Protestant church in Mackinaw City.
While we are one single congregation, we support and are supported by both The United Methodist Church and the ECO Presbyterian Church. We are a body of people committed to Christian unity under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our congregation is made up of people from all different denominations. And because Mackinaw City is a diverse town, we're made up of people from all different backgrounds as well
David grew up in Rudyard, Michigan, about 30 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge, where he managed the family farm for about 5 years. During this time David sensed God’s call to pastoral ministry, after which he completed his college education and began seminary. David was graduated from Taylor University in 1991 with a BA in Biblical studies. He received a Master of Divinity in 1995 from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, outside of Chicago, IL. In 1997, David was ordained an Elder in the Detroit Annual Conference.
Prior to being appointed to the Church of the Straits in 2006, David’s pastorates included Pleasant Grove UMC in Indiana, and Grace and Faithorn UMC’s, both in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
David is married to Lisa. They have three grown and married children and 4 grandchildren.