Pastor: Rev. Rick Christy
I was born and raised in West Bend, Wisconsin. I have been married for 21 years to my wife Amy. We have three children: Amanda, married to Joe Roper with three children – Pearce, Reid, and Gabby, living in Grandville; Courtney, married to Curtis White with their daughter Eliana, living in Coopersville; and Coleton, soon to be living in an apartment. Our dog’s names are Bella, a shepherd/lab mix and Buffin, a Maltese/Poodle mix. Our dogs are considered part of the family.
I graduated from high school in West Bend, WI. Then I went to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1985. I worked for a few years as a carpenter’s assistant while also playing in a band on weekends, and worked with Campus Crusade for Christ. In 1992 I graduated from Western Theological Seminary and I have been serving as a Pastor in the RCA for over 25 years. I am a true “cheesehead” and a lifelong Packer fan. I played three years of college football and coached Rocket Football for 5 seasons. I am an Eagle Scout. I have been playing guitar and saxophone since the early 70’s and currently play in a band called “Dry Bones Walking” that plays old-time and classic rock songs with the lyrics changed to reflect Biblical themes. I love bow and gun hunting whitetails. I enjoy volleyball, bowling, softball, walking, singing, reading, and studying the Bible. I also like to watch dirt track racing especially sprint cars. I am involved in jail and prison ministries as well.
I hope that you will join our family at Doster Church as we seek to grow closer to being the kind of people God calls us to be each and every day.
* We are located a few miles east of Plainwell, just north of M-89 in between Lake Doster and Pine Lake.
* We are affiliated with the Reformed Church of America.
* Our Worship Music is a blend of piano-led hymns and more contemporary songs led by guitar.
* Our services are sound doctrine from the Bible.
* Our Mission is to become disciple-makers in the power of the Holy Spirit; by standing on the Word, walking in Love, and resting in the arms of Jesus!
Our Sunday School class, the All Stars for Jesus, meets downstairs. The class starts at 9:30 AM. Children ages 4 to 12. Come check us out! Doster has a Wonderful Kids Sunday School Program.
Our Mission at Doster Church is to:
Become disciple-makers in the power of the Holy Spirit by standing on God's Word, walking in love, and resting in the arms of Jesus.
Our Core Values:
(These are the things we hold dear and hold to be fundamental to our faith as we seek to align ourselves with God and follow Jesus as our model for ministry. This list encompasses what we believe is at the core of Doster Community Reformed Church and what we value the most)
Holy Spirit led