Pastor Biography

Stan Mast

Stan Mast served as the Minister of Preaching at the LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. from 1990 until 2012, when he retired.  He graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1971 and has served four churches in the West and Midwest regions of the United States.  He also served a 3 year stint as Coordinator of Field Education at Calvin Seminary.  He has earned a BA degree from Calvin College and a Bachelor of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Calvin and a Doctor of Ministry from Denver Seminary.

He is happily married to Sharon, a special education teacher, and they have two sons and four grandchildren.  Stan is a voracious reader and works out regularly.  He also calls himself a car nut and an "avid, but average" golfer.

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God’s Housing Crisis

Air Date: 05-17-2009

Bible Verse: 2 Samuel 7

Are you tired of hearing about the housing crisis in North America? If you live outside North America I’m sure you are, especially if you live in a place where the housing crisis is much more severe. If you live in a one room corrugated tin shack, or if your …

When God Says “Go“ and We Say “No“

Air Date: 05-10-2009

Bible Verse: Exodus 3, 4

After gently knocking on my door, she burst into my office. Sobbing, she said, "I don’t know what to do. He just won’t stop and it doesn’t end and it’s driving me crazy. I can’t stand it anymore." She was a little old lady (though she’d probably object to the …

A Scary Word From God

Air Date: 05-03-2009

Bible Verse: Genesis 12

It is an understatement to say that there is a great deal of fear in the world today. People are afraid of the financial crisis, of political changes, of unemployment, disease, divorce and death. There is almost a world—wide sense of panic. That’s why it is so wonderful to know …

When God's Word Sounds Ridiculous

Air Date: 04-26-2009

Bible Verse: Genesis 6-9

In last week’s message, I made a very strong claim. I said that listening to God is at the heart of being a Christian and I elicited the words of Jesus at the very beginning of his public ministry as support for my claim. In Matthew 4:4, after the Devil’s …

Speak, Lord, For Your Servant Is Listening

Air Date: 04-19-2009

Bible Verse: 1 Samuel 3

We’ve all heard stories about mentally unstable people who claim to hear God’s voice. How many awful things have been done by people who think God told them to stab or shoot or bomb? And most of us know very religious people who claim that the Lord of the Universe …

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