Senior Pastor

Grandville Ave. Christian Reformed Church,
Grand Rapids, MI; 12/1991 - 9/1993

  • Inspired congregation to seek and embrace Spanish-language ministry (Festivál de Jesús) and an African-American Pastor to succeed me.

  • Developed blended public worship more culturally compatible with the neighborhood.

  • Trained elders from three nearby churches in home visiting, including grief, discipline, and spiritual care/assessment visits.

  • Uncovered and assisted pedophilic sexual abuser to turn himself into police and seek necessary therapy.

  • Assisted the inner-city Christian School next door through the grieving of the death of a student

  • Developed grant policy for Classical Home Missions Committee, including eligibility requirements, report forms / schedules, review processes.