Our Savior's was a mission church plant of the Classis of Minnesota in 1968.
It provided a gathering place for those with an RCA background who moved to the
Twin Cities from across the state. It was situated next to a potato field on the
edge of Brooklyn Park.
Today, the neighborhood looks much different. Brooklyn Park has grown to 68,000
people with diverse backgrounds. OSC has had people from many nations worship with
them. Right now, we have a growing population of Leberian members and attenders.
Through the church's 35+ year history, it has had only four pastors: Rev. Berend
VandeWoude (1968-1974), Rev. Forrest Harms (1976-1989), Rev. Leon Fikse (1991-1995),
and Rev. Lori Walber (1996-present).
The Reformed Church in America is a fellowship of congregations called by God and
empowered by the Holy Spirit to be the very presence of Jesus Christ in the world.
Our shared task is to equip congregations for ministry-a thousand churches in a
million ways doing one thing-following Christ in mission, in a lost and broken world
so loved by God.
The Dutch Reformed Church established its first congregation in New Amsteredam in
1628, making it the oldest denomination in America with a continuous ministry. Although
Dutch in origin, the Reformed Church in America has for decades included peoples
of many races and nationalities in its congregation.
The denomination currently has about 950 churches in the United States and Canada,
with 190,000 confessing members.
Each of our congregations is unique, shaped by the needs of its people and its community.
Worship services range from highly formal to very informal. In almost all, however,
you will find good preaching, a stong program of Christian Education, and sympathetic
pastoral counseling. To belong to a Reformed church is to be a part of a warm and
caring Christian Family.
We believe the Bible to be the word of God and the Savior of those who have faith
in him. We believe in the Apostles' Creed. The Heidelberg Catechism, a sixteenth-century
evangelical statement of faith, has played a particularly important role in our