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North Kent is home. North Kent is home to a Bible-first perspective. Instead of creeds, commentaries, or popular ideas, we look to the Bible for our beliefs. Balancing truth with grace is always our goal. North Kent is home to an authentic community. The people at North Kent have carried me through times of heartbreak, and times of excitement. The love I have experienced at North Kent is inexplicable and unreserved. It would be a joy to extend this same love to you. My personal cell is 937.926.0695. Please, reach out to me anytime with a text or call. We welcome you to be part of our home.

North Kent Bible Church seeks to honor God and Savior, Jesus Christ, by carryout out the command to make disciples of all nations.  We believe we are called to people in our community who do not yet know and serve Jesus as Lord.


our core


  • GOD

    We believe the living God is the Father, Creator and only true God. He is eternally existent, Creator of the universe and all life. He is the sustainer of all nature and active in all human affairs. He is God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Genesis 1:1; Psalm 121:1-2; Isaiah 44:24, 45:18; John 20:17; Acts 17:28; I Timothy 2:5, 6:15-16; I Corinthians 8:6

    Jesus Christ (Messiah) is the Son of God, born of woman through the power of the Holy Spirit. His life, death and resurrection were all given according to God’s plan to reconcile man to Himself. He is the one and only way for man to know and serve God.

    Matthew 3:16, 16:16; Luke 24:51; John 20:31, 14:28; Romans 8:34; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 2:12-14; Colossians 1:20; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:3

    The Holy Spirit is the power and presence of God active and at work in the lives of all believers. The Holy Spirit renews us and persuades us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. Each believer receives the Holy Spirit at conversion and is equipped with spiritual gifts for the work of the ministry. It is through this Spirit that we receive the fruit of the Spirit and the mind of Christ.

    John 14:15-17, 16:5-15; Romans 5:5, 8:9; II Corinthians 3:2-3, 3:17-18; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:11-13; I John 4:2-3

    The Bible is the inspired word of God. It has authority over our lives and ministry. It is the inspired, infallible guideline to teach, rebuke, correct and train us to be thoroughly equipped to be God’s people. The central theme of both the Old and New Testaments are the revelation of Jesus Christ and his presence in every believer.

    Psalm 119:105; Galatians 1:11-12; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:20-21
  • MAN

    We believe that man was made in the image of God and is now in rebellion against him, thus under his judgment. The only way for reconciliation with the Father to take place is through God’s grace revealed in Jesus Christ. The natural man of body and soul is subject to death because of sin. Man can only attain eternal life by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. All who have died sleep in the grave awaiting the second coming of Christ

    Genesis 2:7; Job 14:1-15; Psalm 146:4; Daniel 12:2; John 11:25-26; Acts 2:29; Romans 5:17, 6:23; I Corinthians 15; I Thessalonians 4:13-18

    God’s single most important attribute is that he loved us while we were yet sinners. Through his grace we can know, love and serve Him and those He loves.

    John 3:16; Romans 3:23-25, 5:6-8, 6:12-13; Galatians 2:20, 6:14-15; I John 4:7-21

    The gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus. Those who receive Christ will be included in the Kingdom of God in the age to come. It will be physically established on this earth at the return of Jesus Christ. This Kingdom will follow the resurrection of the dead (those who sleep in death). Then, shall the whole earth be filled with the glory of God in the Eternal Kingdom of God.

    Psalm 37; Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:51-52; I Thessalonians 4:13- 18; 2 Timothy 2:11-12; Revelation 5:10, 19:16, 21:1-8, 22:1-5

    Baptism by immersion is an act or expression of faith and obedience to Christ. Baptism symbolizes putting to death the old person, to rise from the water and walk in a new way of life.

    Matthew 3:15; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:2-11; Colossians 2:12
a brief


North Kent Bible Church began meeting in a bank in 1984. Interested in learning more about the history of North Kent? Click the button to read an article by one of our elders, Cheryl. 




Josiah Cain

Hi, I’m Josiah!  I love disc golf, french fries, my wife – Amber, and listening to people’s stories.  I am a graduate of Atlanta Bible College and began serving at North Kent in 2019. Call or text my personal cell (616.275.4145) and let’s meet up for a round of disc golf or cup of coffee!


Cheryl, Kevin + Rick

Our elders, Cheryl, Kevin, and Rick, care for the spiritual health of our congregation. They cast vision, pray fervently and provide discernment in difficult situations. Our elders meet monthly to pray for each church attender by name.



The cabinet is a group of individuals committed to ensuring North Kent lives out its mission: honor God and make disciples. Their roles are deep and wide, covering a large spectrum of church business. Joyanne serves as our cabinet chairperson.


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  • North Kent Bible Church
    7210 Courtland Dr. NE
    Rockford, MI 49341

  • 616.866.9888