Category Archive for: ‘Pastor Portraits’

Portraits: Rev. Travis Grassmid

My grandfather, Joe Grassmid, first arrived on the shores of the United States in 1913 at the age of twelve. The entire family, two parents and nine children (Joe being the youngest), were leaving Friesland (part of the Netherlands), having secured transport aboard the Titanic; just before departure, however, one of the girls became very sick, and they were forced …

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Portraits: Rev. J. P. Mosley

Rev. J. P. Mosley Jr. was born to Joseph Paul Mosley, Sr. and Patricia Mosley on September 29, 1984, in Nashville, TN. Although born and raised in Nashville, Rev. Mosley had a broad cultural experience due to people who move to Nashville in order to make it big in the music industry. He also experienced many different Christian church traditions, …

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Portraits: Rev. Jimmy Hall

In November 1974, the New York Times bestseller was Centennial, by James Michener, a novel about Centennial, CO. The only thing Jimmy John Hall has in common with Centennial is that he drove through it on the way to Pagosa Springs, CO, on his honeymoon with Stefanie D. Hall in 2004. According to Google map, in 1974, some 1,278 miles …

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Portraits: Rev. Vernon Pollema

Rev. Vernon Pollema was born November 19, 1939, and reared in the Dutch community of Hull, Iowa. He attended the Christian schools of the Christian Reformed Church, graduating from Western Christian High School in 1957. He attended Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa from 1957 to 1959, completing his undergraduate work at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, receiving a BA …

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Portraits: Rev. Lloyd Gross

I was born into the RCUS back on October 27, 1933, of parents and grandparents who on both the paternal side and the maternal side were lifelong members of the RCUS. I grew up on a farm near Hosmer, SD. I attended rural grade school and then high school in Hosmer and graduated from Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD, …

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