Our Pastors

Our Pastors

Dr. Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of The Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written, co-authored, or edited sixty books, and contributed fifteen hundred articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His Ph.D. is in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is frequently called upon to lecture at seminaries and to speak at Reformed conferences around the world. He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children: Calvin, Esther, and Lydia.

 

Maarten Kuivenhoven serves as a pastor of Heritage Reformed Congregation. He graduated from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and was ordained to gospel ministry in February 2010. Since then he has served the congregation while continuing his studies. He and his wife Jennifer are blessed with five children: Gwyneth, Justus, Judah, Jared and Silas. He hopes to complete his Ph.D. at Calvin Theological Seminary in early 2019. He is writing his dissertation on the interpretation of the Messianic Psalms in the Reformation and post-Reformation focusing on the commentaries of Wolfgang Musculus, William Ames, Johannes Cocceius and Matthew Henry.

 

Dr. Brian A. De Vries (BBA, M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.) is Principal and Senior Lecturer at Mukhanyo Theological College. He is a minister of the Reformed Churches of South Africa (GKSA), sent to South Africa in 2005 by our local congregation as a minister of the Heritage Reformed Congregations of North America. Dr. De Vries is presently leading his third church plant in South Africa and also serves as senior lecturer on the faculty of theology at North West University and visiting professor at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in the United States. He and his wife Lanae are blessed with four children.

 

Consistory. Our church family is also served by 12 elders and 9 deacons. The elders are responsible for the oversight of the congregation and pastors and conduct family visitations on a regular basis to gauge the spiritual welfare of the congregation. The deacons oversee the ministry of mercy for our congregation and surrounding community, seeking to reach out to widows, widowers and others who are in need. Together with our pastors, these men seek to serve the congregation with the heart of Christ – a heart of compassion and care that seeks to see each person in the congregation thriving spiritually and physically.