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.

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Historical DetailsEdit


  1. First building erected in 1899
  2. 25 Cross Street, erected 1930


  1. Frederik J. Drost, 1896-1902
  2. Johannes Jansen, 1904-08
  3. Foppe Fortuin, 1907-1921
  4. Leonard Trap, 1921-26
  5. Ralph Bolt, 1927-39
  6. Lambertus Van Laar, 1939-45
  7. Nelson L. Veltman, 1947-53
  8. Richard R. De Ridder, 1953-56
  9. William F. Vander Hoven, 1957-62
  10. John T. Holwerda, 1963-69
  11. J. Peter Vosteen, 1970-75
  12. James Admiraal, 1976-80
  13. John H. Piersma, 1981-84
  14. John J. Wiegers, 1984-92
  15. William G. Vis, 1993-2003

Daughter ChurchesEdit

  1. Boston (Framingham), Hope, begun 1956, organized 1957
  2. Whitinsville, Fairlawn, begun 1957, organized 1958
  3. Vergennes, VT, begun 1959, organized 1966

Membership OverviewEdit


Membership data, Pleasant Street CRC, Whitinsville, MA

Membership DataEdit

Green (lower) line shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members; and magenta (thin), non-professing members.


Youth ratio, Pleasant Street CRC, Whitinsville, MA

Youth RatioEdit

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


Five year growth rate, Pleasant Street CRC, Whitinsville, MA

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.