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About Pastor Dan

Pastor Dan Heistand grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and received a BS in Computer Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He worked for 13 years in the Grand Haven area as an Engineer, until God opened the way to enter the ministry by studying at The Master's Seminary in California. Grand Valley Baptist Church called Pastor Heistand in the summer of 2000, and he has been our pastor since then. Pastor Dan and his wife, Kim have four children: Kellie, Josh, Katie, and Philip.

Pastor Heistand firmly believes in teaching true doctrine and taking a firm stand on issues that are causing many more liberal churches and pastors to waver. He uses a style called Expository Preaching to preach through an entire book of the Bible over a period of several months, covering each verse in turn and in context.

At various times and when deemed appropriate, he does preach on certain topics (and, of course, holiday messages).

Past Sermons