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Knapp Street Reformed was organized in 1914 as a rural congregation in northeast Grand Rapids. It moved east of the East Beltline in 1970.

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Historical Details[]


  1. 3161 Knapp Street NE, until 1970
  2. 4025 Knapp Street NE, built 1970


  1. Thomas G. Van den Bosch, 1919-24
  2. Paul E. Trompen, 1925-57
  3. David L. Mack, 1958-64
  4. Truman Raak, 1965-69
  5. Martin Hoekman, 1969-74
  6. David C. Smits, 1975-83
  7. Mark A. Vanderson, 1985- 1997
  8. Vern Elzinga, 1997-2001
  9. Allen Pickett, 2002-2009
  10. Les Wiseman 2012-

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Knapp Street 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, Knapp Street 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, Knapp Street 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.