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Plymouth Heights Christian Reformed Church was organized in 1951 in southeast Grand Rapids.

Historical Details[]


  1. Sylvan Christian School, 1630 Griggs St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 (1951-52)
  2. 1800 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 (built 1953)


  1. Edward E. Heerema, 1953-64
  2. Wilbert M. Van Dyk, 1964-86
  3. L. A. Koning, 1973-76
  4. R. Klimp, 1977-80
  5. Dr. Peter J. Van Elderen Jr., 1988-97
  6. Dr. Russell L. Palsrok, 1989-??
  7. Steve De Vries

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Plymouth Hts 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, Plymouth Hts CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth Ratio[]

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


Five year growth rate, Plymouth Hts 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.