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Bristolwood CRC began as the Front Avenue Gospel Chapel in 1948, located one block west of the Grand River. It relocated to Bristol Ave in Walker in 1961 as US-131 was being build a block to the west, was organized in 1966, and disbanded in 1985.

Historical Details[]


  1. Front Avenue Gospel Chapel, 1948-61
  2. Bristol Avenue Chapel, 1960-61
  3. Bristolwood, 1961-85


  1. 1133 Front Ave. NW (near 5th Street), Grand Rapids, MI (1948-61)
  2. 2501 Bristol Ave NW, Walker, MI (built 1961)


  1. Marion D. Groenendyk, 1966-84

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Bristolwood CRC, Walker, 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, Bristolwood CRC, Walker, MI

Youth Ratio[]

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


Five year growth rate, Bristolwood CRC, Walker, 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.