Pastor Biography

Paul DeVries

Rev. Paul DeVries, most commonly referred to as "Pastor Paul", is the Sr. Pastor of Brookside Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He is married to Diane (nee Vanden Akker) and the father of four children.  He graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1989 and served for 12 years as the pastor of Unity Christian Reformed Church in Prospect Park, New Jersey.  As a pastor his first love and greatest joy comes in the honor of bringing God''s Word to his congregation on a weekly basis through his preaching.

He enjoys reading, camping with his family, watching his children''s sporting events, and working on home improvement projects - inside and outside his home.

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The Tree Of Life Regained

Air Date: 12-20-2009

Bible Verse: Revelation 21:1-15

They will see his face! What a line; what a dream! "They will reign forever and ever"! Again, what a line; what a dream! These are my two favorite lines in this passage. I love the line about seeing the face of God because it is Christmastime. We see the …

Grafted Into The New Tree

Air Date: 12-13-2009

Bible Verse: Romans 11:17-25

My friends, I wonder how many people have been baptized and now no longer have any belief? How many have been baptized as infants, and were surrounded by a Christian, supportive family and church home, but as they grew never come to a place where they personally professed faith in …

A New Shoot From An Old Tree

Air Date: 12-06-2009

Bible Verse: Isaiah 11:1-11

He was an elderly man—not far from the end of his life. She was a young woman (a girl really), just beginning her young adult life. They were very different individuals, really at very different places in their lives. And yet, their lives’ stories were very similar in some painful …

The Tree Of Life Lost

Air Date: 08-30-2009

Bible Verse: Genesis 3:22-24

The Serpent was right! Yes, you heard me correctly—the serpent, Satan, the evil one, the father of lies—was right. He tells the truth. The Serpent was right. Not only that, you are now "like God!" Yes, again you heard me correctly—you are like God. Wow! There’s a thought that will …

The Gift Of Intimacy

Air Date: 06-21-2009

Bible Verse: Genesis 2:18-25

God says, "It is not good for the man to be alone." This is a little odd because technically the man is not alone. God is with him, the animals are with him, and he is surrounded by a lush, green garden of perfection. Yet, "It is not good for …

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