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In Memorium

On October 16, 1950, a daughter was born to Seminarian Jay and Necia Wesseling. The infant named Laurie, was the second of five daughters and a son to bless the Wesseling home. Christian nurture received from godly parents, the influence of Biblical preaching and training received in Christian schools in Wellsburg, Iowa, Sully, Iowa, Jenison, […]

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In Memoriam: Bernard J. Haan

I knew Rev. Bernard J. Haan as an elegant preacher with a strong emphasis on the sovereignty of God and the centrality of the Word. His relaxed and articulate style was compelling. He obviously loved to preach and we relished being fed by this servant of God. I knew him better as my “boss,” our […]

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Dr. John Gerstner: Defender of the Faith

(March 25, 1996) URNS-On Sabbath afternoon, March 24, Dr. John H. Gerstner went to be with the Lord while at his home in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Gerstner was 81 at the time of his death. For most readers little more needs to be said. You know the man, and you know the respect and affection so […]

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John Hamiltion Skilton 1906–1998

The Rev. Dr. John H. Skilton, emeritus professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, went to be with the Lord on July 22 in Ocean City, New Jersey, where he had a summer home and was active in the summer ministry of Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian Church. This spring, he taught the final six […]

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James Montgomery Boice 1938–2000

On June 23, 2000 a memorial service was held at Tenth Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Philadelphia for its pastor, James Montgomery Boice, who had died eight days earlier as the result of an aggressive form of liver cancer. He was 61 years old.               The service was a two-hour […]

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In Memory of Rev. Clarence Werkema

Rev. Clarence Werkema was called home by the Lord on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at the age of 82. During his life, Rev. Werkema faithfully served as Minister of the Word and Sacraments in three denominations and several independent churches. Rev. Werkema began studies at Westminster Theological Seminary East after serving in the U.S. Navy […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Peter Ymen De Jong

Just two months short of his 90th birthday, God called home Dr. P. Y. De Jong in the 65th years of his marriage and ministry. Peter Y. De Jong graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary and Hartford Theological Seminary. During his ministry, he served Christian Reformed congregations in New Jersey, Michigan, Iowa, and Ontario. He served […]

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In Memoriam: Mrs. Genevieve Piersma

Mrs. Genevieve Piersma, the wife of the late Rev. John H. Piersma, was called home to glory on May 31, 2008, at the age of 91 years. The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on June 5, 2008, in Covenant Reformed Church in Pella, IA. Rev. Patrick Edouard read from Revelation 21 and Psalm […]

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