Meet Rev. Martin VanderWal
Rev. Martin VanderWal grew up in Allendale, Michigan. He was a member of the Christian Reformed Church until 1988, when he became a member of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church. In 1990 Rev. VanderWal felt the call of the ministry and went back to Calvin College to fulfill the necessary requirements in order to begin studies at the Protestant Reformed Theological School. He graduated from Calvin College in 1993 and began studying at the Protestant Reformed seminary that fall. He graduated from the Protestant Reformed Theological School in June, 1997 and was ordained into the ministry in September, 1997 after accepting the call to become pastor of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Wyckoff, New Jersey. He and his family laboured in New Jersey until January, 2002 when he accepted the call to Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. In March, 2011 Rev. VanderWal accepted the call to Wingham Protestant Reformed Church and in April, 2011 he and his family moved to Wingham, Ontario, Canada.