Who We Are

Lakeshore Vineyard Church is a community of believers that seeks to know and love the Lord, care for each other as the family of God, and demonstrate His love to our community and world. 

We love to live as the family of God, and we love to invite new people into the family!

We have been invited to live out the ministry of Jesus as described in Isaiah 61:1-3:

"The spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."

Lakeshore Vineyard Church is associated with the Vineyard movement. 

History of LVC

Lakeshore Vineyard Church was founded by Pastor Paul Bradford and his wife Tammy in the fall of 1987 with much prayer and confirmation by the Holy Spirit. Paul left his position as Associate Pastor at First Reformed Church in Grand Haven, Michigan, and the Bradfords, along with three other families, began meeting together in Holland, Michigan in October 1987 for worship, Bible study, and prayer. 

In February 1988, the new congregation held its first Sunday worship service at Pine Creek Elementary School. The Lord then opened the door to meet at Rose Park Christian School in June of 1988. On July 15, 1990, the congregation, formerly known as Lakeshore Church of the King, joined the Association of Vineyard Churches and changed its name to Lakeshore Vineyard Church. 

In September 1991, we moved to Holland East Middle School, and four and a half years later, on June 23, 1995, we purchased what was formerly the Southside Christian School at 710 Central Avenue. After renovating the existing building and adding an auditorium, we began worshiping in our new worship center on June 2, 1996. 

God has blessed us richly with His presence and with His guidance, as we have sought to follow Him. It has also been our joy to send out four church plants over the lifetime of our church.