Chris "C..J." Kingdom Grier
Minister C.J. Kingdom Grier is our Chief Musician at Maple Avenue Ministries. His effervescent enthusiasm for worship pervades all of his work. Whether it's leading worship on Sunday or making announcements at an ACEH picnic, C.J.'s joy for the Lord's work is felt by all.
In addition to his role as Chief Musician, C.J. is the President of the Board of Directors of ACEH (the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony) in Holland; a member of the Board of Trustees at Calvin College; and the Associate Director of Admissions at Western Seminary.
C.J.'s domestic and international travel has included trips to South Africa, France, New Mexico, Japan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. From 2000-2005, C.J. was the conductor of the 200-voice Hope College Gospel Choir.
C.J. is the devoted husband of our dynamic lead pastor, Rev. Dr. Denise Kingdom Grier; father of two biological children, Gezelle and Chris; and a father and mentor to many more in our community.