Lee Street CRC Welcomes Two New Pastors!
With gratitude to God for the blessings He continues to pour out on our congregation and our neighborhood, we welcome two new pastors to lead our ministry at Lee Street CRC:
Pastor Steve DeVries: Currently lead pastor of Plymouth Heights CRC in Grand Rapids. MDiv from Calvin Seminary. Prior to his current church, he and his wife, Lori, spent 13 years as missionaries in the Dominican Republic. Both he and his family are fluent in English and Spanish.
Pastor Joel VanDyke: Currently Urban Mission Innovation Leader for Resonate Global Mission (CRC) and lives in Sarasota, FL. He is also the Director of Street Psalms, an urban ministry organization. MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, Doctorate from Bakke Graduate University, Seattle/Dallas. Prior to his position at Resonate, Pastor Joel and his wife, Marilyn, spent 15 years ministering in Guatemala. Both he and his family are fluent in English and Spanish.
Both pastors will begin on September 1, 2021, with an installation service and joyful celebration planned for September 12.
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! Build Your kingdom here, we pray!
Bring a chair, watch the weather, and dress accordingly.
Worship services at 12:30 pm in Spanish are inside the sanctuary. Door B.
All are welcome!
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your request to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
10:00 am in English
12:30 pm in Spanish
Sometimes we join together for worship. See calendar for specific dates and times.
Lots are on the north and south sides of the church building.
Most people park on the surrounding streets and enter through the front doors. Extra time may be required to find a spot in the morning.
Children are welcome! We worship together as a family.
Some people wear suits and
Some people wear jeans and
Most people are somewhere in between.
In the winter we aim to keep the temperature at 68; in the summer the air conditioning is set for 75.
Come as you are and praise God with us!
Lee Street CRC began in 1926 with a vision to provide a new community of faith for those living in the Godfrey/Lee neighborhood. Thanks be to God! that He continues to be with us, love us, work through us, and grow us in this corner of His kingdom here at Lee Street.
Our vision is to be a truly multicultural, multigenerational body of Christ.
Our mission is to make and mature disciples from the neighborhoods in which we minister and live.
We find joy in getting to know and work with each other. God works through individuals, and many individuals are or have been part of the Lee Street church family. Each has a story of how God has worked in his or her life. God also chooses to work through his church as a whole. We are delighted to be part of that whole called Lee Street Christian Reformed Church.
We praise him for leading us in the past, present, and future!