Worship

Places of worship have been very important to the foundation of the South West Area Neighborhood. In the early 1830’s the land was populated by the Ottawa Indians with only a few scattered non-Indian buildings. One of these buildings was a Baptist Mission. As time went on, German Lutheran settlers moved in, followed by a Roman Catholic Polish Community. Today the churches of the JBAN neighborhood are just as important.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Website
156 Valley Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616.459.8362

Saint James Catholic Church
Website
733 Bridge St. NW
>Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616.458.3213

Saint Mary’s Catholic Church
Website
431 First St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616.459.7390

Saint John Chrysostom Russian Orthodox
Website
40 National Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616.454.1166

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church
Website154 Gold Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616.742.0874

Servants Community Church
Website
53 Deloney Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616.451.2418

Gold Avenue Christian Reformed Church
49 Gold Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616.454.8925