1919 
Pastor Harry Bultema from Muskegon teaches home Bible studies in area. 

1920
Berean Reformed Church founded. First services held at the Wesleyan Methodist Church. 

1920
Services in rented storefront at 14th & Van Raalte. 

1921
Groundbreaking on 19th & Maple for new church. John VanDyke called as 1st pastor of Berean Reformed Church. All services are conducted in Dutch. 

1920's
Name changed to Berean Church. 

1928
Dr. Douglas Veltman installed as new pastor of Berean Church. 

1949  
Rev. Frank Moore becomes pastor. 

1954
Pastor Roscoe Kent installed as new minister. "Grace of God" Radio Broadcast begun on WHTC. 

1957
Church remodeled and enlarged. Name is changed to Berean Bible Church. 

1959
Clarence Kramer accepts call to Berean Bible Church as Pastor. 

1965
Daniel Bultema (son of Founder Harry Bultema) comes as new minister. 

1966
First Missionary Conference with special guest Pastor Henry Prince from Minnesota. 

1968
Pastor David Maysick comes to BBC from Grace Bible College. 

1976
Pastor Arlan C. Mulford begins his ministry as Pastor. 

1977
7+ acres purchased on 144th & James for future move and expansion. 

1978
Pastor Jim Boeck called to Holland, MI. 

1978
July 23rd is last service at 19th & Maple Church building after sale. Meet at Woodside School during construction of current facilities. Dedication of building on October 21. 

1991
Harold Petersen begins pastoral ministry. 

1997
Dave Holton accepts position of Full-time Youth Pastor. 

1998
Pastor Rob Renberg installed as Senior Pastor and begins ministry in Holland. 

1999
Sanctuary Wall moved back to enlarge worship area. "Building on the Firm Foundation" Stewardship Campaign commits over $1 million for Phase 1 expansion. 

2000
New Family Life Center completed with new entrance and added rooms. Worship Pastor Verne Reed is added as first full-time worship staff. 

2002
"Building People" Growth & Giving Campaign commits nearly $900,000 for Phase 2 of three planned expansions. 


2003
Congregation changes name to Parkside Bible Church and completely pays off Phase 1 cost of $1.3 million. 

2004
Dedication of new Worship Center, along with an administration and ministry wing. 

2006
"Overflowing Joy..." Growth & Giving Campaign commits over $600,000 for debt reduction & ministry expansion. 
 

2007
Pastor Matt Amundsen called to PBC and installed as full time Youth Pastor. All time average attendance record for a single year established at 272. 

2007
David Caruth joined the staff as Worship Arts Director.

2008  
PBC records 65% growth over the previous 10 years and sets record Sunday average attendance of 283. 

2009  
“A Generous Life” two year giving effort commits nearly $400,000 to pay down debt in preparation for future building efforts to continue to impact and influence our community for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

2010  
Parkside Bible Church celebrates 90 years of ministry in the Holland and Zeeland area. 

2011  
Chad Lippincott joined the staff as Music Director. 

2012
“Growing & Building Up in Love” three year stewardship campaign with cash offerings and commitments of $537,784. 

2013
Ribbon Cutting & Dedication Day 10/20/13 for completion of new Youth and Christian Education wing including a youth room, six classrooms and storage areas. 

2014  
Pastor Rob Renberg leaves Parkside to become pastor at Calvary Chapel in Massillon, Ohio. 

2015  
Pastor Gary Spykerman installed as Sr. Pastor at Parkside on January 18, 2015.

2016

Allyssa Thompson joined the staff as Worship Arts Director.  Tyler Cook accepted as Interim Youth Director.


14461 James Street | Holland, Michigan 49424

(616) 399-4410 | ​info@parksidebibleholland.org

​​​HISTORY

Berean Bible Church

19th & Maple

Circa 1976

(Note license plate on vehicle)