Everett Vander Horst

Everett Vander Horst is the senior pastor at Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He and his wife Christa have been married for 14 years, and have 3 children: Laura (10), Eric (7) and Jason (5). A Canadian, Everett grew up on a dairy farm in southwestern Ontario. After graduating from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1996, he and Christa moved to British Columbia where Everett was ordained as pastor in the Telkwa Christian Reformed Church. They took the call to Shawnee Park CRC in 2001. When he is not pastoring, Everett enjoys digital photography, fishing as well as building toys and furniture in his basement woodshop.

  • Being Church

    September 13, 2009

    Listening to a news analysis program on the radio a few months ago, I was struck by the comments that were made by one of the reporters, revealing ...

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  • Following Jesus Into The Storms

    September 6, 2009

    Black Saturday refers to a few different occasions throughout history. But in some third world communities around the globe, where a somewhat ...

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  • Laodicea: The Church Without Humility

    July 19, 2009

    John’s Revelation takes the reader through 7 cities of Asia Minor. Of all the churches in those places, and all their struggles, from the need to ...

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  • Philadelphia: The Church Without Compromise

    July 12, 2009

    All around the world, people of all nations are feeling unsettled. The mortgage crisis in the United States, seen by many as the first domino to fall ...

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  • Sardis: The Church Without Passion

    July 5, 2009

    Randy Sly, writing last year for Catholic Online, recalled the time in his childhood when his father came home from a business trip on the New ...

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  • Thyatira: The Church Without Trust

    June 28, 2009

    As the world—wide recession deepens, many people are becoming more and more anxious. Where I live, in Michigan, we’ve seen record numbers of home ...

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  • The Church Without Integrity

    June 7, 2009

    I remember sitting in my Sunday School class as a child, learning about the practice of idolatry in the Old Testament. To me, it seemed beyond ...

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  • The Church Without Fear

    May 31, 2009

    Imagine a beautiful, white marble city rising from the shore of a turquoise sea: its gleaming buildings climbing the nearby slopes of a low mountain, ...

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  • The Church Without Love

    May 24, 2009

    We are living in an age of global anxiety. The worldwide recession has caught many by surprise, and led to worry about job security and, for those ...

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  • Staying In Love: On Forgiveness

    October 5, 2008

    Steps for resolving conflict work best when both parties are involved, and, while there may be some hurt involved, primarily the task at hand is ...

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