Meet the Pastor


This is a community that is very dear to my heart. We are a group of people that share our successes and our struggles. We don’t pretend to have all of life’s answers but journey together, seeking the path that God has for us. We seek to live in God’s love and peace and bring that love and peace to the world.

We are also a community that affirms that God loves all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are progressive Christians that won’t tell you what to believe but will be on a spiritual journey with you. We take the Bible seriously but not literally.

With God’s loving help, we can live fulfilling lives in community with each other while helping the world become a better place by working for justice and bringing God’s good news of love. If you would like to explore your spirituality and nurture your relationship with God while getting to know a wonderful family of fellow seekers, please join us.

We worship on Sunday evenings at 6 pm at 2208 Winchell Ave. Dress is informal – Come as you are!

I look forward to meeting you there!

May God Bless You Richly,
Rev. Ken Arthur, Pastor

More about Pastor Ken:

Pastor Ken is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. He began his ministry with us here at Phoenix in February of 2010.

Ken grew up in Alpena, Michigan, and has lived in the Kalamazoo area most of the time since 1984. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Kalamazoo College, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies and a Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.

Ken’s hobbies include reading (especially science fiction and fantasy), writing poetry and sometimes other things, golf, and following Detroit Tigers baseball.

You can visit his personal web site at (NOTE: any opinions expressed on the pastor’s personal site are his alone and do not represent the views of Phoenix Community Church or it’s members).