Pleasant Street Christian Reformed Church began with its first reading service on February 3, 1895. The group was declared a Christian Reformed congregation on September 7, 1896. This was the first Christian Reformed congregation in New England.
- First building erected in 1899
- 25 Cross Street, erected 1930
- Frederik J. Drost, 1896-1902
- Johannes Jansen, 1904-08
- Foppe Fortuin, 1907-1921
- Leonard Trap, 1921-26
- Ralph Bolt, 1927-39
- Lambertus Van Laar, 1939-45
- Nelson L. Veltman, 1947-53
- Richard R. De Ridder, 1953-56
- William F. Vander Hoven, 1957-62
- John T. Holwerda, 1963-69
- J. Peter Vosteen, 1970-75
- James Admiraal, 1976-80
- John H. Piersma, 1981-84
- John J. Wiegers, 1984-92
- William G. Vis, 1993-2003
- Boston (Framingham), Hope, begun 1956, organized 1957
- Whitinsville, Fairlawn, begun 1957, organized 1958
- Vergennes, VT, begun 1959, organized 1966
Green (lower) line shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members; and magenta (thin), non-professing members.
Red line shows nonprofessing members as a percentage of total membership.
Five Year Growth RateEdit
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.