Fuller Avenue CRC was organized in 1925 in southeast Grand Rapids.

As with many churches near the old Calvin College Franklin campus, membership declined during the 1966-73 period as the college slowly relocated.

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Historical DetailsEdit


1239 Fuller Avenue S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506 (built 1927)


  1. E. F. J. Van Halsema, 1925-30
  2. G. Goris, 1930-41
  3. J. Weidenaar, 1942-49
  4. George Gritter, 1950-62
  5. W. F. Vander Hoven, 1962-71
  6. G. L. Dahnke, 1971-74
  7. V. C. Patterson, 1973-74
  8. L. A. Koning, 1976-88
  9. Archie Vander Hart, 1988-

Daughter ChurchesEdit

  1. Calvin CRC, 1946, cosponsored with Sherman Street and Neland Avenue
  2. Madison Square, 1970, cosponsored with Oakdale Park

Membership OverviewEdit


Membership data, Fuller Avenue CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership DataEdit

Green (lower) line shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members; and magenta (thin), non-professing members.


Youth ratio, Fuller Avenue CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth RatioEdit

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


Five year growth rate, Fuller Avenue CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

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.

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