Bethel Christian Reformed Church was organized in 1913 as an English-language daughter church of Grandville Avenue and Franklin Street CRCs. Bethel was located directly between the two churches in a heavily Dutch Reformed neighborhood.
Bethel and Grandville Avenue merged in 1994 to form Roosevelt Park Community Church using Grandville Avenue's facilities.
- 728 Shamrock SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49509 (built 1914-17)
- Gerrit Hoeksema, 1914-26
- Garret Hofmeyer, 1926-45
- R. L. Veenstra, 1946-51
- T. Yff, 1952-56
- Leonard Greenway, 1957-63
- W. D. Buursma, 1963-73
- N. R. Prins, 1974-79
- R. B. Lanning, 1982-87
- Rodger J. Buining, 1988-93
- Bethel Mission, 1920-56
- Rogers Heights, 1958
- Belding, 1976
Green (lower) line shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members; and magenta (thin), non-professing members.
Red line shows nonprofessing members as a percentage of total membership.
Five Year Growth RateEdit
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.