Wealthy Street Baptist Church

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Wealthy Park Baptist Church
Location Grand Rapids, Michigan
Country United States
Website wealthypark.org
History
Former name(s) Wealthy Avenue Baptist Church

Wealthy Park Baptist Church is an American church,[clarification needed] located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

History[edit]

Originally known as the Wealthy Avenue Baptist Church,[clarification needed] the congregation called Oliver Willis Van Osdel to become its pastor in 1909. Van Osdel had pastored the church years before, but when the congregation refused to follow his lead and erect a new building, he had left for Spokane, Washington. Upon returning to Wealthy Avenue, Van Osdel led the church through the construction of the new building. He also made Wealthy Street into one of the capitals of the fundamentalist movement.

The church was pastored for forty years by the Rev. Dr. David Otis Fuller, a King James Only movement proponent.

It was the birthplace to Grand Rapids Baptist College, a predecessor to what is now called Cornerstone University, and served as its home from 1941 to 1964.

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