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History[]

Mayfair Christian Reformed Church was organized in 1893 as Dennis Avenue CRC by members of Eastern Avenue CRC. It was the last Dutch-speaking Christian Reformed church plant in the city.

Historical Details[]

Names[]

  1. Dennis Avenue, 1893-1955
  2. Mayfair, 1955-present

Locations[]

  1. Fulton near Diamond SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (1893)
  2. 48 Dennis Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (1893-1955)
  3. 1740 Lyon Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (built 1955, addition 1996/7?)

Pastors[]

  1. Edward Vander Vries, 1896-1903
  2. J. B. Hoekstra, 1903-09
  3. J. A. Kett, 1910-14
  4. H. Danhof, 1914-18
  5. P. Jonker Jr., 1919-22
  6. W. Kuipers, 1923-27
  7. J. L Heeres, 1927-32
  8. H. J. Rikkers, 1933-36
  9. J. Weidenaar, 1936-42
  10. Dr. Lubbertus Oostendorp, 1942-52
  11. Henry De Mots, 1954-69
  12. M. R. Doornbos, 1969-74
  13. Wilmer R. Witte, 1976-93
  14. Peter Verhulst, 1991-present

Daughter Churches[]

  1. Michigan Street Sunday School, 1932-37
  2. Sunshine Community , begun 1923, organized 1971

Membership Overview[]

Membership data, Mayfair 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, Mayfair CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth Ratio[]

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

Five year growth rate, Mayfair 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.