Pastor Hans Overduin was ordained to the ministry in November 1986. Having served in Chatham, Ontario and Chilliwack, British Columbia, he came to Calgary in 2009 and was installed as minister of the gospel on September 4 in the Calgary Free Reformed Church. His desire is to proclaim the truth of the gospel in submission to the Holy Bible, and in line with the helpful Scripture-based summary teaching of the Reformed Confessions [especially the Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort]. His prayer is that God will bless the ministry of the Word that the church where he serves be a living church, a loving church, and a church that is a light in the community, truly “holding forth the word of life” (Philippians 2:16a). He and his wife, Nelly, have six children and are also blessed with many grandchildren.