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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.

Visit the Fuller Ave. website.

Historical Details[]


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 Churches[]

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

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Fuller Avenue 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.


Youth ratio, Fuller Avenue CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth Ratio[]

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


Five year growth rate, Fuller Avenue 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.