New Church Planting Leader Appointed

Christian Reformed Home Missions has appointed church planter Rev. Larry Doornbos as leader for the agency’s Church Planting and Development Leadership Team (CPDLT).

Doornbos is the founding and senior pastor of EverGreen Ministries in Hudsonville, Mich. He will continue to serve in that role while working half-time for Home Missions. As CPDLT leader, he will lead a team that seeks to help plant 30 churches each year in North America, help train and evaluate future leaders, and work on the new joint CRC and Reformed Church in America Church Multiplication Initiative.

Rev. Larry Doornbos

“I am looking forward to working with [Home Missions] Director Moses Chung and the Home Missions team across North America as we pursue a vibrant future for the CRCNA by renewing communities together,” says Doornbos.

“Larry’s gifts, experience in church planting, and leadership capabilities make him the right fit for this job, both now and for the future,” says Chung.

Both Chung and Doornbos see the CPDLT as instrumental in helping to cast a vision for the entire denomination in participating in God’s mission in North America.

Doornbos is excited about the intersection of the church planting team with the new Church Planting Institute at Calvin Theological Seminary. “I see this as a great opportunity for deep theological discussion, conversation about missions, and sharing knowledge on the best ways to plant churches in North America and the world,” he remarks.

With support and commitment from the leadership, staff, and members of EverGreen to live passionately for Christ, Doornbos and his wife, Linda, have enjoyed watching EverGreen grow and develop for the past18 years. Larry also served Rehoboth CRC in New Mexico for eight years.

Larry and Linda have two children.

About the Author

Ben Van Houten is a senior writer for Christian Reformed Home Missions.
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