General Assembly
of the Church of God
in Michigan

"equipping local congregations
to extend the Kingdom of God"

Northwestern Regional Pastor - John Mellish

Reverend John Mellish, Northwestern Michigan Region;
(231) 942-1438 (Mobile)

I was born in Owosso, Michigan, on February 5, 1952. I was born surrounded by pastors, my Dad, both of my Grandfathers, and three uncles.

I received my call to preach at the age of sixteen (16) at youth camp. Upon Graduating from high school at Adrian High class of 1970. I enlisted in the United States Navy where I Graduated from Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut, and was sent to my assignment on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN 600). I had the privilege to serve as Plains men (driving), Quartermaster, going to Navy Scuba School served there until my Discharge in 1974.

I then went to college at the Nazarene Bible College and received my Degree in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry. I am in my 38th year of ministry and enjoying the blessing of serving My Lord Jesus Christ. He clearly saves and sanctifies me wholly. Has blessed me with a precious gift, my wife Marsha, we have been blessed with wonderful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

God has truly blessed us with 15 ministers called to Pastoral Ministries and have entered the ministry. God has blessed us in ministry and I say "To God Be The Glory." God has been so good to me!

First Church of God, Alma
Barryton Church of God, Barryton
New Hope Church of God, Belding
Connect Church, Big Rapids
NorthernLight Church of God, Cadillac
Hillcrest Community, Cedar Springs
Community Church of God, Charlevoix
First Church of God, Edmore
Faith United Church of God, Grand Rapids
Neuvo Pacto Church of God, Grand Rapids
Orchard View Church of God, Grand Rapids
First Church of God, Greenville
Edgewood Church of God, Ithaca
Ithaca Church of God, Ithaca
New Covenant Community Church of God, Kentwood
Church of God United, Muskegon
East Muskegon Church of God, Muskegon
First Church of God, Saint Johns
Sears Church of God, Sears
Pine Grove Ministries and Church, Traverse City
Iglesia Vida Plena, Wyoming
Sunset Park Church of God, Wyoming

Northeastern Regional Pastor - Jim Horn

Reverend Jim Horn, Northeastern Michigan Region;
(810) 240-2528 (Mobile)

Jim’s hometown roots are in the heart of the Midwest – Kansas City, Missouri. However, after trying out for the KC Royals farm team…and not making it, he headed North. First, attending Mackinac College and then upon graduation from John Wesley College, Jim met and married his wife, and best friend, Vicky. After a short stint in Europe doing an independent youth ministry they returned to Michigan, where he has served the Community Church of God since 1981, as youth, associate and senior pastor. Jim worked with the youth ministry team for several years on our State Youth Convention. He has lead mission teams to Costa Rica, Mexico, and Canada. He has served on the Board of Pastoral Health and has trained in conflict resolution with Peacemaker Ministries, assisting churches to resolve areas of dispute utilizing Biblical principles.

“We love being a part of what God is doing in the lives of others and encouraging them to be all they can be in Him! We understand the lives of those serving in ministry can be particularly stressful and demanding. But, we have constantly been reminded of God’s faithfulness and amazing grace. So we choose Jesus and Joy!”

I look forward to and count it a privilege and joy, to come alongside to encourage and serve as one of your “regional pastors” in Michigan.
Romans 1:11-12 NIV

TriPoint Church of God, Alpena
North Euclid Church of God, Bay City
Eagle Ridge Church of God Beaverton Campus, Beaverton
Calvert Park Community Church of God, Burton
Community Church of God, Clio
Good Church, Flint
Hilltop Church of God, Flint
New Creation Church of God, Flint
West Court Street Church of God, Flint
Living Word Church of God, Flushing
New Hope Community Church of God, Hope
Gateway Family Worship and Outreach, Kawkawlin
Eagle Ridge Church of God, Midland<
Floyd Church of God, Midland
Mount Haley Church of God, Midland
Millington Church of God, Millington
TriPoint Church of God, Mio
The Hub, Owosso
First Church of God, Saginaw
Meridian Church of God, Sanford

Southeastern Regional Pastor - Rev. Albert Grant

Reverend Al Grant, Southeastern Michigan Region;
(414) 795-8806 (Mobile)


Reverend Albert Grant was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has four adult children, who have blessed him with seven grandchildren. Rev. Grant along with his wife Wendy is presently serving Church of God of Detroit since 2014 His favorite pastimes are fishing, golfing and writing.

Pastor Grant has served as:

  • Pastor - Faith Church of God-1983 - 2000 Racine, Wisconsin
  • Provisional Pastor - Crossroads COG-Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Provisional Pastor - Stonebridge COG, Findley, Ohio
  • Provisional Pastor-Church of God-Sidney, Ohio

Anderson, Indiana

  • Consultant
    • Director of Fund Development for the Board of Church Extension
    • Second Vice President of Church of God Ministries Inc.
    • Director of Outreach
      • This position opened up many travels and preaching opportunities in the Republic of Ghana, Bangalore, India, Ethiopia and Guyana, South America.
  • Facilitated the following ministries
    • Christians Broadcasting Hope (International radio ministry of the Church of God)
    • Global Missions (advancing the work of the Church in ninety nations)
    • Compassionate Ministries (coordinator of response to domestic and international disaster relief and hunger projects for the Church of God)
    • Urban Ministry (development to support Church of God work in Urban settings)

Clarkston Community Church, Clarkston
Chippewa Valley Church of God, Clinton Township
Agape Fellowship Church, Detroit
Church of God of Detroit, Detroit
Greenfield Avenue Church of God, Detroit
Joseph Campau Ave. Church of God, Detroit
Metropolitan Church of God, Detroit
Southwestern Church of God, Detroit
Wisconsin Avenue Church of God Second, Detroit
Zion Church of God, Detroit
Farmington Hills Church of God, Farmington Hills
New Beginning Church of God, Ferndale
Crossroads Church of God, Howell
Riverside Park Church of God, Livonia
First Church of God, Monroe
Eastside Church of God, Pontiac
Lake Street Church of God, Pontiac
Southside Church of God, Pontiac
Lighthouse Community Church of God, Redford
First Church of God, Romeo
Bethany Church of God, Sterling Heights
Hope Crossing, Sterling Heights
Evanswood Church of God, Troy
Community Church of God, Ypsilanti

Southwestern Regional Pastor - Rev. David Colp

Reverend David Colp, Southwestern Michigan Region;
(269) 983-1524 (Church);
(269) 519-8319 (Mobile)

Pastor David Colp currently serves as Lead Pastor at First Church of God, St. Joseph, Michigan and was officially installed on Sunday, September 16, 2007. Pastor Colp was born and raised in Marion, Illinois and was a member of the Marion First Church of God. He went on to graduate summa cum laude from Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with a BA in pastoral ministry. He also has a Master’s in Church Leadership from Regents University. He has served in pastoral positions in Oklahoma (1989-91), Illinois (1991-96) and Ohio. Previous to his current pastoral position at First Church in St. Joseph, he led the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God in Middletown, Ohio (1996-2007). St. Joseph First Church is a multi-site church with a history of community outreach. As a result, David serves with several Para-church and community organizations including Kinexus, Mosaic Christian Community Development Association, and others. He along with First Church staff founded the New Heights Christian Community Development Association and serves as its Chairman. David currently serves as a member of the Ministries Council of the Church of God and the Church Health Ministry board for the State organization of the Church of God in Michigan. He has been married to his wife, Crystal for 30 years. They have two adult children, Caleb and Jacob.

First Church of God, Allegan
North Avenue Church of God, Battle Creek
Crystal Springs Church of God, Benton Harbor
First Church at Benton Heights Campus, Benton Harbor
Burlington Church of God, Burlington
First Church of God, Cassopolis
Cornerstone Community Church, Colon
First Church of God, Decatur
First Church at Eau Claire Campus, Eau Claire
Family Worship Center, Grass Lake
New Horizons Community Church, Jackson
Grace Harbor, Kalamazoo
Pennway Church of God, Lansing
West Lansing Church of God, Lansing
First Church of God, Niles
Hope Community Church, Niles
Otsego Church of God, Otsego
Centre Avenue Church of God, Portage
First Church of God, Saint Joseph
Washington Avenue Church of God, Saint Joseph
First Church of God, South Haven
The Anchor Church of God, Stevensville
First Church at Stevensville Campus, Stevensville
First Church of God, Three Rivers
Vandalia Church of God, Vandalia