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Living in and by Grace, we are called by GOD to make disciples for Jesus


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Our Mission 

Living in and by Grace, we are called by GOD to make disciples for Jesus

Beliefs

We believe in a Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  God the Father is our Creator and the author of our faith.  Jesus Christ, God's Son, is our Lord and Savior.  The Holy Spirit is our source of power and comfort.  The Bible, as the inspired Word of God, is the sole source of our knowledge of the Triune God.  We believe we have been called to share the Good News of the gospel of Jesus Christ with all people.

Core Values We Cherish
●Prayer
●Compassion
●Mission Outreach
●Worship

 

Core Values We Desire
●Christ-Like Reconciliation
●Hospitality

Church History 

REELMAN'S HALL (1897-1998)

Grace Reformed was organized in 1897 as an English-language daughter of Fifth Reformed. It was the third English-language RCA congregation in Grand Rapids. Our first gathering location was at (710 Grandville Ave. SW)

PASTOR

John Van de Erve, 1897-1901

 

THE KLONDYKE CHURCH (1898-1899)

A growing congregation found a new meeting space in The Klodyke Church. 

PASTOR

John Van de Erve, 1897-1901

 

CAULFIELD AVENUE AND 'B' STREET (1900-1963)

In 1900, Grace Reformed Church moved to Caulfield Avenue and 'B' Street in Grand Rapids.

892 Caulfield SW at B Street is two blocks east of Grandville Ave. and two blocks south of Franklin Street.

PASTORS 

Theodore Schaap, 1938-45

Henry C. Van Deelen, 1946-48

Abraham Rynbrandt, 1949-53

James W. Schut, 1954-59

Rodger H. Dalman, 1959-65

John Van de Erve, 1897-1901

Rense H. Joldersma, 1901-02

Peter P. Cheff, 1902-05

Peter Braak, 1905-08

Lawrence Dykstra, 1909-12

Cornelius H. Spaan, 1912-38

3330 BURLINGAME IN WYOMING (1964-PRESENT)

With the construction of US-131 the congregation relocated to Wyoming, Michigan, in 1964. 

PASTORS 

Mark D. De Witt, 1973-85

Louis H. Bennes III, 1986-96

Brian K. Taylor, associate, 1988-96

Rick Veenstra, interim, 1996-97

Rick Oppenhuizen, 1998-2017

Jack Doorlag, interim 2018 - Present 

Brian K. Taylor, associate, 1988-96

Rick Veenstra, interim, 1996-97

Rick Oppenhuizen, 1998-2017

Jack Doorlag, 2018 - Present 

Rodger H. Dalman, 1959-65

Harry L. Brower, 1966-72

 

 

THE CROSSING (1999-PRESENT)

Built in 1999, The Crossing is our youth and outreach building.