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.

  • Back To The Garden: Intimacy In Marriage

    September 28, 2008

    Earlier in our relationship, my wife Christa and I used to share quality time with one another by cooking meals together. While we were dating, we ...

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  • The Ties That Bind, and Sometimes Knot: On Conflict

    September 21, 2008

    The following announcement actually appeared in a Watertown, Massachusetts, church bulletin: "Irving Jones and Jessie Brown were married on October ...

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  • Great Expectations: What Marriage Can, & Cannot Do

    September 14, 2008

    Many of us have gone through it. Probably all of us have watched it happen. It all starts off so innocently. There is a meeting together among ...

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  • Provision Through Prayer

    April 6, 2008

    In 1939, 10 years into the Great Depression, the film "The Wizard of Oz" was released. In the film, young Dorothy, standing against a colorless ...

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  • Eternal Gift

    March 30, 2008

    One of our favorite shows to watch together as a family is Extreme Home Makeover. You may have heard about it. On this popular reality TV show, a ...

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  • A Global Gospel

    December 16, 2007

    Luke chapter 3 is one of those readings that puts a preacher on his or her toes. Before opening with those verses, you’ll want to check a Bible ...

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  • When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder&hellip?

    November 4, 2007

    All around the world, from one culture to another and from one religious tradition to another, the spiritual life is referred to as a journey. This ...

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  • Being A Disciple

    September 9, 2007

    Recently, in a survey by pollster George Burma, I read that 72% of Americans claim to have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ. Using Biblical ...

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  • Safe In The Flames

    July 8, 2007

    It is a frightening thing to find yourself in a new, strange, dangerous place, all alone. Such an experience can be not only a difficult trial, but ...

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  • Powersharing

    May 20, 2007

    Imagine for a moment that a good friend of yours has struggled long and hard through a time of campaigning. His efforts paid off and he has been ...

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