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Faith CRC, was organized as a Christian Reformed congregation in 1960. Originally Fourth Protestant Reformed Church, it had suffered a schism in 1954 resulting in 44 families following Rev. Cammenga and 40 remaining loyal to Rev. Veldman. The Veldman group continues as Southeast Protestant Reformed Church. Faith CRC disbanded in 1978.


  • 1701 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (built 1952 as Fourth Protestant Reformed Church)


  1. Richard Veldman, 1944-53
  2. Andrew B. Cammenga, 1954-62
  3. P. E. Bakker, 1963-68
  4. Jerome M. Julien, 1968-75
  5. G. H. Stouotmeyer, 1975-78

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Faith 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. This chart also shows membership data for Fourth Protestant Reformed Church until its reorganization as a Christian Reformed congregation in 1960. Note the effect of the schism in 1954.


Youth ratio, Faith CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth Ratio[]

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


Five year growth rate, Faith 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.