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Midwinter 2019

Registration is open for Midwinter 2019. Midwinter will be held Monday, January 21- Friday, January 25 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

Here is what some of our GLC Pastors have to say about why they attend Midwinter.

Semmeal Thomas - City Covenant Church, Detroit, MI
Midwinter is incredibly encouraging. The most important thing is staying connected to the Body of Christ. It is always great to see friends from all over the country and world and to hear what God is doing in their lives. I look at Midwinter as setting the tone for the coming year from a national perspective, and then I can bring that home to my church. 

Beth Ernest - Redeemer Covenant Church, Caledonia, MI
Midwinter has been a constant in my pastoral life. As a female pastor who has had trouble finding a permanent position, I have often arrived at Midwinter...

The Life Church Network is Expanding

Donearl Johnson

Life Church Canton (Canton, Michigan) started weekly services in the spring of 2003. Pastor Alex Rahill and his wife, Marcie, already knew when they started Life Church that their intention was to plant more churches beyond Canton. By 2010 the church was averaging a weekly attendance of 800-900 people and the plan of starting a new church was put into motion. Through a mutual colleague, Alex met Alan and Marcia Tumpkin and they began to talk about their shared dream to plant a church in Southfield, Michigan. Alan spent 6 months interning at Life Church Canton. During that time Alan said he received “guidance, counsel, experience and a team of people sold out on the mission of planting a church in Southfield”.  

In late 2010, LifeChurch Southfield began in a classroom at Ashland Theological Seminary,...

Pastoral Updates

Don N. Johnson is the interim pastor at Covenant Community Church in Fairfield, Ohio. Since retiring from Montecito Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, Don has been an interim pastor in Minnesota. He served as the senior pastor of Forest Park Covenant Church in Muskegon, MI from 1985-1992.


Sara Charlton has been called as the lead pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Covenant Church in Millersburg, Ohio. Sara received her Bachelors from North Park University (2012) and her MDIV from North Park Seminary in 2017. Her first Sunday with St. John’s ECC will be November 25.



Jan DeWitt just celebrated his last Sunday at New Hope Church in Richland, Michigan. He will be serving as the interim pastor at Forest Hills Covenant Church in Boston, Massachusetts.



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