Second Christian Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin… We're a community of people on a journey, discovering more and more the depths of God’s love, learning more and more to share that love with others. Come join us.
A Welcome Message from Pastor Keith!
Why is your church called “Second”? The question has been asked more than once. The answer lies in our historical connection to First CRC (located 6 miles northwest of Randolph). With a growing population of CRC members in the village of Randolph and the surrounding area First CRC initiated a new church. Second Christian Reformed Church was born in 1938. Click here to read more.
Second Christian Reformed Church is a body of believers who seek to worship and serve God through the study of the Word, living lives of faith, while reaching out to others with the love of Jesus Christ.
Second CRC is a Christian church in the Reformed tradition. We stand with other Christian churches in affirming the Bible as God’s word and Christ as Savior and Lord. We belong to the Christian Reformed Church in North America. For more information about our denomination, its ministries, and its beliefs, click here.
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After pastoring a church in Ontario, Canada for six years, Keith accepted the call to Randolph. He and his family arrived in July, 2014. Originally from Cutlerville, Michigan, Keith married Renee from Oostburg, Wisconsin in July of 2000. They now have three children who attend Randolph Christian School.
Pastor Keith enjoys sports, reading, paddling, and a whole range of baked goods.
In terms of ministry, Keith especially appreciates:
- thoughtful worship that draws on the wisdom of the past and engages the present
- intergenerational fellowship
- shared leadership and the use of each person's gifts in ministry
- hospitality as a church and a Kingdom focus in everyday life
- engagement in God's global mission
Keith attended Trinity Christian College and Calvin Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 2008 as a Minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church.
He'll tell you he's very much still learning how to be a pastor. He'll also tell you that he and his family felt a strong call to come to Randolph and have appreciated the warm welcome they've received and the partnership in ministry with fellow pastors and Christ-followers in this community.
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Elders & Deacons
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Formal leadership for the church comes by way of a Council made up of six elders and four deacons. The current members of Council are:
Elders: John Tousley (not pictured), John Pothof, Randy Smedema, Denis VanHerwaarden, Oscar Oosterhouse, and Darvin Cupery.
Deacons: John Smedema, Darren Smedema, Jeff Rataczak, and Peter Woreck.
"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge." As a church we hope to play a small part in sharing the love of Christ with our neighbors, with a world in need, and with the next generation. Scroll down for more info.
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Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. (Psalm 100:2-3)
We were made to worship. If we don’t worship our Creator and Redeemer, we’ll worship something else. The joy of Christian worship is more, though, than paying homage to God once a week. The God who was born to us in Bethlehem and sends us his Spirit actually meets with us as we gather.
Worship is central to our life together as a church. It’s how we start the week. Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for our main service. Come back for a somewhat more informal service of worship at 6:30 p.m. (at 2 p.m. January through the beginning of March).
“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
“You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house…” 1 Peter 2:5
“My soul finds rest in God alone.” Psalm 62:1
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105