Rev. Johan Tangelder, 1936-2009

The Board of Reformed Fellowship expresses its sympathy to the family of Rev. Johan Tangelder, who passed away on July 24, 2009.  Rev. Tangelder began his minister in 1967 at the Christian Reformed Church in Vernon, British Columbia, and served as both pastor and missionary in the Lord’s kingdom until his retirement in 1993.

Rev. Tangelder was a prolific writer and defender of the Reformed faith.  He was frequently published in both The Outlook and the Christian Renewal.  Many of his writings can be found at

Mr. John Van Dyk, editor of Christian Renewal writes of Rev. Tangelder: “He generously gave of his time, his energy, and his intellect to writing articles on a variety of topics from church history to current events.  His respect for the Bible as God’s infallible rule of all of life was evident in everything he wrote.”