Steve Armfied is our Senior Minister. Steve grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to southern California to attend Westmont College in Santa Barbara and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. For 46 years he has served in the Evangelical Covenant Church, pastoring in Santa Barbara, California (1971-1974); Red Wing, Minnesota (1974-1979) and in 1979 Steve and his wife, Janet planted the Thornapple Congregation in SE Grand Rapids where he served as pastor for the next 30 years retiring in 2009.
Steve and Janet have made their home in Grand Rapids since 1979 and have three grown children;
Daughter, Lindsay Small who currently serves as Minister of Discipleship and Congregational Life at Fellowship Reformed Church in Holland Michigan.
Son, Matthew who is a physician at the University Children Hospital University of Minnesota specializing in Pediatric Pain Management
and Palliative Care.
Son, Benjamin who is Vice President of Operations at Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital, Fresno California.
The Armfield's also have four fabulous grand children, three in Holland and one in California.