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Twelfth Street Christian Reformed was sponsored by West Leonard and Alpine Avenue CRCs. It organized in 1917 and merged with West Leonard in 1994.

Historical Details[]


950 Twelfth Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (built 1922)


  1. William M. Trap, 1918-20
  2. Q. Breen, 1921-24
  3. J. M. Ghysels, 1925-28
  4. Jan K. Van Baalen, 1929-43
  5. A. A. Hoekema, 1944-50
  6. E. J. Masselink, 1950-55
  7. J. P. Boonstra, 1957-63
  8. G. F. Van Oyen, 1964-70
  9. John W. Dykstra, 1972-85
  10. Henry G. Entingh, 1987-94

Membership Overview[]


Membership data, Twelfth Street 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, Twelfth Avenue CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

Youth Ratio[]

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


Five year growth rate, Twelfth Avenue 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.