Category Archive for: ‘May 2013’

Rev. Kabongo Bankina Josué

Rev. Kabongo Bankina Josué, one of the earliest leaders in the Reformed Confessing Church of the Congo (formerly Zaire) providentially went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Bankina, as we knew him, was part of the original group of congregation leaders ordained as “Responsible Elders” by Rev. Aaron Kayayan and Rev. Paul Treick in 1984. As …

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Portraits: Rev. Robert Grossmann

Robert Edwin Grossmann was born at Eureka, SD, on August 7, 1937, to the Rev. Walter Grossmann and his wife, Dorothy (nee Mueller) of Hosmer, SD. Rev. Walter Grossmann served the Hosmer Charge, a charge of over four hundred baptized members spread among three congregations: the town Church, Neudorf (Newtown), and Calvin congregations located in the countryside north and northeast …

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Portraits: Rev. Randall Klynsma

Randall Klynsma was born on October 29, 1962. He was the fifth of seven children born to his parents, Norman and Dorothy (Roghair) Klynsma of Hospers, IA. He was raised as a covenant child in the Hospers Christian Reformed Church and attended Hospers Christian Grade School. After this he attended Unity Christian High School in Orange City and the Dordt …

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Portraits: Rev. Doug Schlegel

In 1863, the Joseph Schlegel family settled in Wayland, IA. They had left Mulhausen, Alsace in 1854, and their journey had taken them through Canada on their way to the U.S. Being strict Mennonites, they attended the Sugar Creek Mennonite church near Wayland, and Joseph, Jr. was eventually ordained in that church as a bishop. Joseph, Jr. eventually left for …

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Portraits: Rev. Jim West

Jim West was born on April 1, 1945, in Seattle, Washington. He was raised and catechized in the Lutheran Church of America, but came to a saving knowledge of Christ at his home in Canoga Park, CA, in 1965. After leaving the Lutheran Church, he attended the now defunct Chapel in the Canyon in Chatsworth, CA. When he became Reformed …

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