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.