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Our Pastors

Our Pastors

Pastor John Byl and his wife, Jessica, have been blessed with three children: John, Owen, and Jocelyn.   He and his family are originally from Ontario, Canada, where he taught high school mathematics for fourteen years.  In 2018 he and his family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan to pursue his Master of Divinity degree at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary before joining the pastoral team at the Heritage Reformed Congregation of Grand Rapids in 2022.

Sermons by Rev. John Byl

Rev. Darryl Dedert is husband to Kara and father to Sophie, Noah, Evelyn, Calvin, and Violet. Darryl is originally from southern Ontario, Canada, but left the great white north to study in Grand Rapids and then serve as a bible teacher in Cambodia for five years. Since then, he along with his family returned to Grand Rapids, MI, where he taught, did some woodworking, and went to Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity in 2022. Shortly after graduation, Darryl joined the pastoral team at Heritage Reformed Congregation.

Sermons by Rev. Darryl Dedert

Dr. Joel R. Beeke is chancellor 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 and co-authored over one hundred books, edited another one hundred books, and contributed 2,500 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.

Sermons by Dr. Beeke

Rev. Simon Yin and his wife, Chunzi, have been blessed with two children. As a graduate from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor Yin was ordained into ministry in July 2020 and now serves as one of the pastors at Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids (HRCGR) to pastor Chinese congregation mainly. HRCGR has worship services in English in the morning and evening, and in Chinese Mandarin language (Putonghua) in the afternoon each Sunday.

Sermons by Rev. Simon Yin

Dr. Brian A. De Vries (B.B.A., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.) is Principal and Senior Lecturer at Mukhanyo Theological College. He serves as a minister of the Reformed Churches of South Africa(GKSA) and the Heritage Reformed Congregations of North America (HRC-NA), and is presently leading Grace Reformed Church, his third multiethnic church plant in the Pretoria area. Dr. DeVries first studied commerce/administration and worked in business and ICT management before studying theology in North America and serving in educational leadership in Africa. He is also a Senior Lecturer on the Faculty of Theology at North West University (NWU) and a Visiting Professor at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PRTS) in the United States. He and his wife Lanae are blessed with five children.

Sermons by Dr. Brian DeVries

Consistory. Our church family is also served by 10 elders and 10 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.