Who We Are
We are a church located in Hull, Iowa.
Whether you’ve “stumbled” upon this site, or were actively searching for a Christian site, one thing is certain; it is no “accident” you are here. God works “all things after the counsel of his own will” (Eph. 1:11). Another thing is also certain in life: We all want guidance. No matter who we are—we all want and need guidance for life. Fathers, mothers, singles and students all have questions with our callings and careers, school and life’s challenges in general.
Rev. Bartel Elshout
Rev. Bartel Elshout is pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation of Hull, Iowa (2016). He has previously served as pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation of Jordan, Ontario (1998-2005), and the Heritage Reformed Congregation of Chilliwack, British Columbia (2005-2012). He continues to serve as a part-time instructor at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous to that he was principal of the Netherlands Reformed Christian School in Pompton Plains, NJ (1975-1984), and served as an evangelist in Denver, Colorado (1984-1989). He is also the translator of Wilhelmus à Brakel's The Christian's Reasonable Service [4 vols.], and the exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism by another Dutch divine, Theodore VanderGroe, entitled The Christian’s Only Comfort in Life and Death [2 vols.]. He was previously married to Joan (1949-2013) and has two children, David & Sarah. He is presently married to Clarice (Sept. 19, 2015), and they reside in Inwood, Iowa.Listen to Sermons
Heritage Reformed Congregation
1204 3rd Street
Hull, Iowa 51239
9:30 AM and 6:00 PM