Rev. Bartel Elshout

Rev. Bartel Elshout is pastor of the Kalamazoo Reformed Chruch of Kalamazoo, Michigan (2023). He previously served as pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation of Jordan, Ontario (1998-2005), the Heritage Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack, British Columbia (2005-2012), and the Heritage Reformed Congregation of Hull, Iowa (2015-2023). He continues to serve as a part-time instructor at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to the ministry, he served as the founding principal of the Netherlands Reformed Christian School in Pompton Plains, NJ (1975-1984) and as an evangelist in Denver, Colorado (1984-1989). He is also the translator of Wilhelmus à Brakel's "The Christian's Reasonable Service" [4 vols.], Theodore VanderGroe's exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism, "The Christian’s Only Comfort in Life and Death" [2 vols.], and Alexander Comrie's "The Distinctives of Saving Faith." He was previously married to Joan (1949-2013) and has two children, David & Sarah, and seven grandchildren. He is presently married to Clarice (Sept. 19, 2015), and they reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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