DATE

DESCRIPTION

1894
  • Church organized after 9 women decided that  the drive to Hastings during the winter was too far.
  • First congregation met in a little colonial church on Washington.
  • Reverend Green presided
 
  • Reverend Lewis presided
 
  • Reverend Fletcher
1950-1955
  • Pastor Walter Sleuths presided (won Gene Mater to Christ) & worked at IGA Supermarket downtown.
1955-1959
  • Reverend Roy Green presided
  • Resigned position after congregation signed petition against him (for the 2nd time)
1960 to Present
  • Pastor Lester DeGroot presides after a vote of 5 vote him in.
  • Church still meeting in the basement of the little colonial church on Washington.
1962
  • Pastor Lester DeGroot & Janet marry
 
  • Parsonage on Cleveland St is purchased
1970
  • Church moved from the little colonial church on Washington to the EUB church on the corner of Washington & Phillips (current day NBC Chapel)
  • EUB Church purchase for $15,000
 
  • Sunday School attendance record broke at 542
 
  • Sunday School attendance record broke at 560
 
  • Grand Opening of New Church Building
  • Rebel Quartet Featured
  • 1,423 in attendance for Sunday School
 
  • Bus Ministry Record broke with 129 kids on one bus!
 
  • New Parsonage on Curtis Rd is purchased
 
  • New Sanctuary Added
1998
  • Pastor Deano added to the NBC Pastoral Staff as Assistant Pastor
1998
  • Family Center Added
2001
  • Pastor Matt added to the NBC Pastoral Staff as Youth Pastor
2010
  • NBC Celebrate 50 great years under Pastor Lester DeGroot’s leadership
2012
  • NBC Celebrates 118 years!
2012
  • NBC Music Celebrates 50 great years under Janet DeGroot’s leadership