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Richmond Reformed was organized in 1927 in northwest Grand Rapids.

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Historical Details[]


  1. 1708 Richmond Street NW, 1927-52
  2. 1814 Walker Avenue NW, 1952-present, addition 1959


  1. Jerry A. Veldman, 1928-33
  2. Henry Bast, 1933-39
  3. Peter J. Muyskens, 1940-44
  4. Russell W. Vande Bunte, 1945-50
  5. John E. Hibma, 1952-56
  6. Charles B. Wissink, 1956-69
  7. Herman R. Rosenberg, 1970-74
  8. Harland H. Steele, 1974-77
  9. William H. Fenema, 1978-84
  10. Keith Derrick, 1980-82
  11. Gordon L. Van Oostenburg, 1985-89
  12. Ralph J. Van Zetten, 1990-

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Richmond 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, Richmond 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, Richmond 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.