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Riverside Christian Reformed Church was organized in 1953 as a daughter of Creston CRC.

Visit the Riverside CRC website.

Historical Details[]


  1. Fairmount School, 2042 Oakwood Ave. NE, 1953-54
  2. Riverside School, 2420 Coit NE, 1954-55
  3. 602 Comstock Blvd. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (built 1957, addition 1976)


  1. Winston C. Boelkins, 1955-60
  2. J. Maliepaard, 1961-67
  3. Leonard Greenway, 1969-77
  4. Harlan G. Vanden Einde Jr., 1979-87
  5. Matthew A. Palsrok, 1989-present

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Riverside 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, Riverside CRC, GRand Rapids, MI

Youth Ratio[]

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


Five year growth rate, Riverside 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.