Wes and Claudia Dupin, and their two sons, Chad and Clint, moved from North Carolina to West Michigan to lead and pastor a new church in the heart of Hudsonville.
Daybreak began with a committed group of 20 families from Kentwood Community Church. The vision of Daybreak has always been to reach people who need Jesus. At the very first service on October 8, 1989, in a gym at Sandy Hill Elementary School, this young church attracted 327 people.
In its early years, Daybreak moved from its original location at Sandy Hill Elementary to Jenison Jr. High. As the church grew, a second service was added, facilitating more growth.
Throughout this time, Daybreak searched for a permanent location to build a church campus. A site owned by a local Century 21 realtor, made 35 acres available. Hudsonville was located strategically between Grand Rapids, Holland and Grand Haven, about five miles from the Grand Valley State University campus. The church paid $160,000 in cash for the land.
In 1994, construction began on a 25,000 square foot building at a cost of $1.8 million. Four years later, Daybreak purchased 40 acres to the north, and in the winter of 1999 celebrated the completion of an 8,000 square foot addition for the children and student ministries.
In 2006, the church completed an 18,000 square foot facility specifically geared for our student ministries.
Today, approximately 1,400 people attend Daybreak each weekend and we believe that there are great things ahead.
We invite you to check out Daybreak to experience what God is doing here and we look forward to meeting you!