This wiki focuses on the history of the Dutch Reformed tradition in the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States. In addition to church history, it includes biographies of significant individuals and historical profiles of some congregations. Most of this content was originally published on, which is now defunct. This is definitely a work in progress at this point (Feb. 2013).

Historical OverviewsEdit

Denominational OverviewsEdit

In the NetherlandsEdit

We use the Dutch names for these denominations because the English translations would often create confusion with North American denominations.

In North AmericaEdit

In South AfricaEdit




Congregational ProfilesEdit

My BackgroundEdit

I grew up Christian Reformed, the son of Dutch immigrants, and even though I am no longer a member of a Christian Reformed congregation, I still consider them "my people" - as well as Reformed Church in America people, as I've attended three RCA churches over the years. My goal is to help you better understand the history of your denomination and how it relates to other denominations in the Dutch Reformed tradition. I'll do my best to give everyone a fair shake: RCA, CRC, Protestant Reformed, Free Reformed, Netherlands Reformed, Canadian Reformed, Heritage Reformed, and the rest.

My Hopes for This WikiEdit

My dream is that this will become a place where others interested in Dutch Reformed denominations will choose to share their research so we can have an even better understanding of our shared traditions.

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John Calvin, 1509-1564

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