Sunday:  10 AM



Hey there! Thank you for stopping by our website. If you are searching for a good church, we are the place for you. Here you can find the answers to all your questions. If you have never been to our church before, come by this Sunday! We would love to get to know you. We want to see lives changed here by the power of Jesus Christ, and we see that happen every week when someone steps through our doors.

We look forward to meeting you!
God bless.

RLCE is an exciting, contemporary ministry. Sunday morning services incorporate a casual atmosphere, a blended style of praise and worship music, and relevant teaching. A diverse congregation, the church ministers to all ages and backgrounds, but especially to families, singles and students.  


What makes RLCE special, however, is its caring and gracious spirit ― a spirit directly attributable to Christ’s presence in the church’s life and people. Service is Sundays at 10am… just come as you are, we’d love to meet you. 



Are you new to our church? Coming to a new church for the first time can be a nervous experience, so that is why we encourage you to plan your visit! Get to know us, what we do, what we offer and what your best plan should be to get here on a Sunday morning. 


Looking to get plugged in? We would love to help. We have a ministry for everyone. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. 


  • Where are you located? 

    • We meet at the Bay City State Theater, located at 913 Washington Ave, Bay City, MI 48706. 

  • What time is service? 

    • Service starts on Sunday morning at 10:00am. 

  • Where do I park? 

    • You can park in front of the theater on the street, or there is additional parking in the lot behind the theater. 

  • Is there something for my kids? 

    • We have Embassy Kids for ages 4-12 and Nursery for ages 3 and under.  We love the little ones and understand the importance of a safe environment for children to learn about Jesus. 

  • What does a Typical Service look like? 

    • We start with a praise and worship music service, followed by the latest announcements.  Then Pastor Jeff shares a practical message from the bible that is insightful, uplifting, and challenging. 

  • How do I join a ministry? 

    • We'd love to connect with you and help you find the right ministry to help you along your faith journey. Just check out our Ministries page for more information. 

  • How do I join a small group? 

    • Learn how to live out the daily Christian walk in our discipleship ministry. Practical and spiritual tools for everyday life are taught each week, as well as prayer and fellowship with one another. Sign up for a discipleship group at the hospitality table in the foyer.  

  • How can I get involved in serving? 

    • Let us help you find a service opportunity.  You can text “connect” to 989-625-9300 to fill out an online form, fill out a paper form at the hospitality table, or contact our Connection Pastor at church or by emailing



Pastor Jeff

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We are delighted to have you join us and look forward to meeting you.  I trust you will find the message inspiring, encouraging, and instructional as weopen the scriptures and learn together how to live our lives for Christ and become all that He wants us to be. 


Pastor Rick

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My wife, Nikki, and I are passionate about supporting you as you develop a strong family.  We are excited to talk with you about your children, your marriage, and other family relationships… and to support you in strengthening those relationship.  


Pastor Peter

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As the leaders of RLCE’s Prayer & Connection ministries, we’re excited to pray with you and support you in prayer.  My wife, Alana, will be quick with a smile and warm welcome at the Hospitality Table as you arrive for Sunday Service.  


Pastor Mike

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With 15 years of working with children, my wife and I look forward to providing a safe environment where your children can learn about Jesus and grow in their relationship with God through fun lessons, games, and activities. 



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Together with our worship team, we seek to create an atmosphere of praise & worship where you will experience God’s presence… preparing your heart to receive a message through the sharing of God’s word.