Kalamazoo Protestant Reformed Church

Who We Are

Kalamazoo PRC

Our congregation has about 70 members. We truly embody the phrase “church family,” as we are not only part of the family of God but are a very close-knit congregation. You’ll find being among us to be a warm and welcoming experience!

PRCA Denomination

We are a member of Classis East of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. Founded in 1925 when we left the Christian Reformed denomination, we hold to distinctively Reformed doctrines. As a member of the PRCA, we hold to the historic Christian faith, embrace our own Protestant Reformed distinctives, maintain the glorious Reformed faith, and practice reverent, God-centered worship. For more information on the PRCA, visit www.prca.org.

History

  • 1927: Organized as the First Protestant Reformed Church of Kalamazoo
  • 1948: With 35–40 families, we built our first church building on Alamo Avenue (currently the Community Orthodox Presbyterian Church)
  • 1953: Many of the congregants and our pastor left the PRCA
  • 1954: Reorganized as the Kalamazoo Protestant Reformed Church
  • 1981: Built the church building where we worship today at 4515 Green Acres Drive
  • 2010: Our current pastor, Rev. De Vries, is installed

Pastors

  • William Verhil (1932–35)
  • J. C. Kooistra (1935–40)
  • Herman Veldman (1941–50)
  • Ed Knot (1950–53)
  • A. Mulder (1958–61)
  • Robert Harbach (1963–74)
  • Bernard Woudenberg (1976–96)
  • Wilbur Bruinsma (1996–2007)
  • Audred Spriensma (2007–09)
  • Michael De Vries (2010–present)