Kevin DeYoung has been the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church since August 2004. His three main responsibilities include preaching, leadership, and administration.
Kevin was born outside of Chicago in South Holland, Illinois and from third grade on, grew up in Jenison, Michigan. He attended Hope College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to serving at URC, Kevin was the Associate Pastor at First Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. Kevin and his lovely wife, Trisha, have six children: Ian, Jacob, Elizabeth, Paul, Mary and Benjamin.
I’ve been influenced by Kevin DeYoung in a different manner than all the ones that have gone before him on this list. Kevin is a young pastor, just like I am. He should be a cool, young, hip pastor who is in on the latest trends and demands in pastoral ministry, but he isn’t. Don’t get me wrong, University Reformed Church is a successful church for sure, but their success came about in a wonderfully Biblical manner. Not by reinventing or rethinking truth, but by remembering the truth that has stood for ages. A ministry built on historic Christian truth can gain a lot of momentum in this world because it is always what mankind needs in this world regardless what generation we live in. What an example to set for younger guys like me! Love it 🙂
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