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Clergyman

John Albert Dykstra, American clergyman. Decorated Knight of Order of Orange (Nassau), 1950. Member Fraternal Society of Hope College; Club: Rotary (Grand Rapids).

Background

Dykstra, John Albert was born on June 10, 1886 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Jacob and Cornelia (Van den Berg) Dykstra.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1909, Doctor of Divinity, 1924. Student at Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University, 1909-1910, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 1910-1912.

Career

Ordained to ministry of Reformed Church in America, 1912. Pastor, First Church, Catskill, New York, 1912-1918, Hamilton Grange Church, New York, New York, 1918-1919, Central Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1919. Minister at The Hague, The Netherlands, summer 1928.

Vice-president General Synod of Reformed Church in America, 1938, president 1939, also member Board of Domestic Missions and president advisory council. Member Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, 1924-1930. President Grand Rapids Ministerial Association, 1926.

Member executive committee, Board Domestic Missions. Member board, Michigan Temperance Foundation. Vice-president of the board of trustees Hope College, 1935-1939, president since 1939.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Heavenly Days, 1944. Contributor to religious journals.

Membership

Member Fraternal Society of Hope College. Club: Rotary (Grand Rapids).

Connections

Married Irene Joanna Staplekamp, July 30, 1913. Children: John Dean, William Dwight.

father:
Jacob Van

mother:
Cornelia (Van

spouse:
Irene Joanna Staplekamp

child:
John Dean Dykstra

child:
William Dwight Dykstra