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Everglade Reformed was organized in 1951 and merged with Oakdale Park Reformed in 1974 to form New Life Reformed.

Historical Details[]


940 Everglade Dr. SE, built 1955, now New Life Reformed


  1. Norwood K. Reck, 1952-57
  2. Darrell Franken, 1959-62
  3. Douglas W. Vander Hey, 1963-68
  4. Bernard D. Hakken, 1969-74

Membership Overview[]

Membership data, Everglade Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership Data[]

Heavy lines: green (lower) shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members. Thin lines: magenta (top), non-professing members; orange (lower), inactive members.

Membership rates, Everglade Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership Ratios[]

Red line (top) shows nonprofessing members as a percentage of total membership (inactive members exluded), and green (lower), inactive members as percentage of total membership.

Five year growth rate, Everglade Reformed, 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: Acts of Synod of the Reformed Church in America. Dates are year prior to publication date since data is gathered at the end of one year and published in the next.