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Fairview Reformed was organized in 1918 and merged with Bethany to form Orchard Hill in 1994. Pastors from both congregations became part of the new church.


Fairview Reformed Church was organized in 1918 and merged with Bethany Reformed to form Orchard Hill Reformed in 1994.


  1. 2391 Hillside Drive NW, 1918-79
  2. 1465 Three Mile Road NW, 1979-94 (now Orchard Hill Reformed)


  1. P. G. Meengs, missionary, 1918
  2. Edward Huibregste, 1920-23
  3. Peter Grooters, 1924-25
  4. Ira J. Hesselink, 1926-36
  5. Marion E. Klaaren, 1937-45
  6. Daniel H. Fylstra, 1946-52
  7. Bert Van Malsen, 1953-56
  8. Spencer C. De Robrahn, 1976-89
  9. James P. Rozeboom, education, 1977-81
  10. Keith Derrick, associate, 1982-94
  11. Richard Bates, 1990-94, to Orchard Hill

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Fairview 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 (middle), non-professing members; orange (lower), inactive members; black (top), average worship attendance.


Membership ratios, Fairview Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership Ratios[]

Red line (middle) shows nonprofessing members as a percentage of total membership (inactive members exluded); green (lower), inactive members as percentage of total membership; and blue (higher) average worship attendance of total membership.


Five year growth rate, Fairview 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.