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Oakview Reformed (also known as Oakview Community Church) was organized in 1957 in northeast Grand Rapids.

Historical Details[]


  1. Coit Avenue NE, 1957-58
  2. 3864 Benjamin Avenue NE, 1958-66
  3. 4242 Plainfield Avenue NE, 1966-present


  1. Harris J. Verkaik, 1958-61
  2. E. D. Teusink, 1961-67
  3. Gerald A. Vander Velde, 1968-81
  4. Richard M. Borst, 1981-90
  5. William H. Fennema, 1990-

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Oakview 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, Oakview 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, Oakview 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.