Countryside Church of Christ

Nondenominational Bible-Teaching Fellowship


Bible Studies

Small groups, devoted to Bible study, fellowship, and prayer, are open to all. We currently have groups meeting Tuesdays at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Sundays at 10:00 am.

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Children's Church

During our 11:00 am Worship, we have a time devoted for teaching the children. Pastor Cotton interacts with the children in the main worship service. Then, the children are dismissed for Children's Church in a separate room.

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Free Food Pantry

Our food pantry is open Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 pm and 7:00-7:30 pm, in addition to Sundays 12:15-1:00 pm. Free food is provided by donations from our congregation and the community, as well as grants from charitable organizations.

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Women's Fellowship

Our women gather for fellowship on the Third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm. Leadership rotates between various women who are happy to lead the group. Conversation, crafts, food, and devotions have all been elements of the gatherings.

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Social Events

We like to gather together for fellowship as a church family and with members of the community who like to experience Christian friendships with those from other churches. We have Picnics, Music nights, Potlucks, Game nights, etc. 

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Worship Services

Our times of worship are relaxed and casual. We share praise and prayer requests, sing hymns and contemporary songs, share in the Lord's Table together, take time for a message from God's Word, and give to the Lord offerings of thanks.

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Our Pastor

Pastor Dick Cotton began his ministry at Evangel Baptist Church in Houghton, Michigan, in 1981 where he was discipled by Pastor Steve Wilson. After receiving his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Tech (1982), Dick gained his Th.M. at Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas (1986). Through the years he has served as Pastor to Children, Associate Pastor, and Pastor in various churches. He also served with the U.S. Center for World Mission (now Ventures Center) in Pasadena, California (in the 1990s), as Managing Editor, Publications Manager, and Assistant Director. Dick has also taught at Dallas Seminary, Northpointe Christian School, and Cornerstone University. He completed all the coursework toward a PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Christy, have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Our Ministry Leadership Team


Ken Muckey

Ron Smith

Jerry Walker

Greg Griffin

Steve Hren


Mike Griffin

John Lakatos

Van Leone


Ron Pummel

Dale Routley

Clif Harris

Children's Ministry

Lindsey Walker

Kim Harris

Shelly Tozer


Ruth Lakatos


Cindy Leone


Ray Thompson

Music Ministry

Carmen Hren

David Routley

Social Coordinator

Juanita Routley

Women's Ministry

Ruth Lakatos

Sunday School Supt.

Mike Griffin

Food Pantry Ministry

Dorothy Pummel

Ron Pummel