PO Box 430, Mackinaw City, MI 49701, US

(231) 436-8682

Welcome to Church of the Straits

Welcome to Church of the Straits




About Us

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


Our Pastor


Pastor David Wallis


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.