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Buckley Street Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI


Grace Christian Reformed Church began in 1949 as the Buckley Street Chapel, supported by First CRC and Neland Avenue CRC. It was organized in 1962.

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Historical Details[]


  1. Buckley Street Chapel, 1949-62
  2. Grace, 1962-present


100 Buckley Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (built 1949, addition 1978)


  1. Albert Veen, evangelist, 1949-62
  2. Martin Toonstra, 1962-65
  3. Peter Huiner, 1966-69
  4. Paul W. Brink, 1968-75
  5. Roger E. Van Harn, 1976-present
  6. D. C. Shereow, 1982-83
  7. J. Nash, 1984-85
  8. V. Anderson, 1987-90
  9. Roger E. Van Harn, 1976-present

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Grace 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, Grace CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth Ratio[]

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


Five year growth rate, Grace 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.