KNAC Assumes Ownership of Historic First Baptist Church | WMUK

KNAC Assumes Ownership of Historic First Baptist Church

May 5, 2021

A recent photograph of the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo.
Credit KNAC
Pastor David Nichols, Senior Pastor of Frist Baptist Church, Dann Systsma, KNAC board president, and Quinton Slovacek, moderator of First Baptist Church.
Credit KNAC

The Kalamazoo Nonprofit Advocacy Coalition, formed in 2017, has achieved one of its primary goals: becoming the official owners of First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, an 1853 historical landmark whose expense had become too great for its congregation. It gifted the property to KNAC in April.  KNAC board president Dann Sytsma talked to Cara Lieurance about the work and cooperation that went into this step, and how the 30,000 square foot structure might serve the Kalamazoo community in the future.


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