Pastors Joel & Yvonne Brooks


Thirty six years ago in the fall of 1978, some young people at a local Baptist church began to hunger for God and sought him daily for several months. Towards the end of the year revival broke out and people began to come to Lord and be filled with the Spirit. This movement came to be what we now know as Christian Life Center.


On January 6, 1985, exactly 5 years to the day of our first Sunday service, I was installed as Pastor and have been privileged to witness revival, miracles, breakthrough, and the transformation of thousands of lives as a result of the raw power of God and an uncompromised presentation of the Gospel. We are thankful for all that God has done for us in the past thirty six years, but we find ourselves even more hungry than we were thirty years ago and are convinced that there is much more ahead for us and for the Global Church. As a result, Christian Life Center is Becoming “Stones Church.”

The change in our name does not represent a change in direction, but a heightened commitment to the local church being the primary transformational instrument of the Kingdom of God in the earth. Stones Church as our name helps our mission to change the understanding of church from being a building, activity, or event; to an identity. It is who we are; not what we do.


Christian Life Center is the name of a building; Stones Church names our tribe. The term “Stones” is taken from 1 Peter 2:2-10. A “Stone” is unique yet finds “its place” in connection with other Stones. Instead of “Come and See” church we invite you to “Come to Become,” so that you can “Go and Be.” It is our goal to help people to BEcome who God purposed them to BE- integrating their past, their design, their calling and God’s ability, to give them the future that they desire and to fulfill the potential they have to impact the world. Our intent is for believers to use the Sunday “encounters” as a launching pad to walk in dominion in their mission/ministry throughout the week.


We believe that your highest joy, your highest impact and your highest rewards, are in the same place as God’s highest pleasure in you.


The highest worship is to BECOME.

We would love to have you join us

Kalamazoo Campus

1225 W. Paterson St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269.344.7135, ext.10
Sunday – 10am • Wednesday – 7pm



1449 68th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
269.344.7135, ext. 23
Sunday – 12 pm

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