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Arcadia Christian Reformed Church began as a mission sponsored by Dutton and Milbrook CRCs (1947-58). It organized in 1958. Arcadia merged with Plainfield CRC to form Arcadia-Plainfield CRC in 1986, reorganizing as Blythefield CRC (Rockford, MI) in 1989.


  1. 1414 Four Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (1947-62)
  2. 3601 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (built 1962)


  1. Henry Buikema, evangelist, 1947-58
  2. Paul F. Holtrop, 1959-62
  3. M. G. Zylstra, 1963-70
  4. C. L. Bremer, 1972-78
  5. Jay J. De Vries, 1978-85

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Arcadia CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership Data[]

Green (lower) line shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members; and magenta (thin), non-professing members.


Youth ratio, Arcadia CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth Ratio[]

Red line shows nonprofessing members as a percentage of total membership.


Five year growth rate, Arcadia CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Five Year Growth Rate[]

Red line shows five year growth rate. A five year growth rate between 10% and -10% is considered stable; greater than 10% indicates a growing congregation; one below -10% indicates a church in decline. This makes no allowance for daughter churches.

Data source: Yearbooks of the Christian Reformed Church. Dates are year prior to publication date since data is gathered at the end of one year and published in the next.