about us

Our Heart

To Love God:

To really love God requires us to engage our heart as well as our head. Jesus said that loving God with all our heart, soul, and mind was to be our first priority. In coming to Westwood Heights Church, we hope that you will experience the worship that is warm and responsive to a personal God with a reverence that is still respectful of His holiness.


To Love People:

When we truly love God, we love people. Jesus said this is our second priority. We want Westwood Heights Church to be a place where all people feel loved and welcomed. Our care goes beyond the organized services of the week to the concerns of daily life. Whether your need is physical, emotional, or spiritual, we will try to help. We desire to be a church with a heart for God and a heart for people.

Our vision

It is the purpose of Westwood Heights Church to bring the love of God to the northwest area of greater Flint. We will make disciples among all peoples through quality Christian education programs, compassionate ministries, and small neighborhood-based groups. We will offer worship experiences that are relevant, reverent, creative, and Christ-exalting.

Our story

Westwood Heights Church is associated with the Free Methodist Church of North America. We are a people of the Word and Spirit. The Bible is our final authority. We experience the risen Jesus through the Holy Spirit. As Free Methodists, we have a rich history of concern for those in need. At the same time, we have always recognized that the best thing we can do for people is to introduce them to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God who came to restore our broken relationship with God and heal our wounded world.


Our local church was organized in 1958 by a small group of Free Methodist people in the greater Flint area. They had a vision to see a church established which would serve the growing northwest area of Flint. This group of pioneers first met in the Westwood Heights Elementary School. In 1963, the first service was held in the present sanctuary. Today our ministry continues to change in response to changing needs, but the mission remains the same.