Hendrik "Henry" de Vries

About Me: 

I am a retired pastor and missionary now living in Kalamazoo with my beautiful wife, Judy. We recently have been working for Christian Reformed World Missions as Regional Mobilizers for Regions 10 and 11 (all of Michigan, Ohio and part of Indiana -- which comes to about 245 churches) helping connect churches to missionaries and mission efforts around the world--but this is changing with the union of CRWM with CRHM. We served as missionaries in the Philippines from 1970 through 1982. We pastored Winfield Christian Reformed Church from 1983-1990. We ministered on Guam and in Micronesia from 1990 through 2003. We pastored the Paw Paw Christian Reformed Church from 2003 through June, 2008 when I retired and the church disbanded in favor of the thriving Red Arrow Ministries in the same building. I also volunteered for Love In the Name of Christ of Kalamazoo County as a board member and for information management for a few years. I also served as worship elder in Westwood Christian Reformed Church Now I am volunteering for Wycliffe Associates as a reviewer for notes that go out on the internet to help local people translate the Bible into their language or dialect. You can reach me at [email protected] or at (269) 501-3537 or check the Yearbook. There's more, but that's enough for now.


Interests are Scripture transmission via media and translation projects, some computer functions, preaching every Sunday at least once in Park Village Pines and many times in other venues, home improvement projects, etc.

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