Our Story

Fourteen students attended the first Sunday School classes conducted at Cook School at the corner of 84th and Eastern in 1936. People continued to come to Christ, and in 1939 God provided the property at 68th and Eastern. A church and a parsonage were built and in 1944 a church was organized to reach Grand Rapids and beyond with the message of hope that we find in the Word of God.

Our Passion

Today, with a renewed passion for the gospel and a foundation of solid biblical preaching, our goal is to reach more people than ever from all over the Grand Rapids metro area. As a result we are seeing many lives changed.

Whether you're searching or hurt, lonely or lost, full of questions or looking for a home, there's a place for you at Good News. We want to help you connect with the gospel of Jesus and His people here.


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Pastor Brian Cederquist

Senior Pastor 

Pastor Brian grew up in Howard City, Michigan.  In the spring of 2008 God called Pastor Brian to Good News Baptist Church as the Associate Pastor, then in the summer of 2013, God directed and called Pastor Brian as our Senior Pastor.

Pastor Brian has an exceptional gift of encouraging and strengthening the people of God through every part of ministry. Good News is known for its excellence in preaching and teaching. Sunday mornings here are never dull!

Pastor Brian is also on the board at Lincoln Lake Baptist Youth Camp, and he keeps us plugged in and influencing others for the gospel. 

Pastor Brian and his wife Jenni have three kids.


Associate Pastor

Pastor James has been an Associate Pastor at Good News Baptist since July of 2016. He and his wife, Heather, have been married since May of 1999. They have 4 children. Pastor James is known for his love for smoking meat on the grill and hunting. Pastor James has a passion for individuals to pursue Christ. 

Rev. Terry Frazine - Visitation Pastor

Pastor terry Frazine

Visitation Pastor

Pastor Terry is our Visitation Pastor. He and his wife Linda Frazine, have served in six previous ministries prior to coming to Good News in 2007.

Pastor Terry's strengths are writing, encouragement and visitation ministries. 

Becky Barber - Executive Assistant

Becky Barber


Becky was privileged to be raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of eight. She and her husband, Don, delight in their three adult children and their grandchildren.   She enjoys reading, doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku, and has worked as secretary at Good News since 1989.  


Stacey Johnson

AWANA Commander

Marlene VandenBos

Compassion Minstries

Glenn troyer

Missions Director