Reformed Reflections

Rev. Johan D. Tangelder B. Th..., Drs. Th.

Reverend Johan D, Tangelder was born on April 16, 1936, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 1954 he immigrated to Canada with his family and became a Canadian citizen in 1959. He is married to Helen Feasby. They have four children and several grandchildren.


For elementary and high school education, Rev. Tangelder attended Christian Schools in the Netherlands.

1958 - he received a Certificate of Ackowledgement for Managers in Training (Retail Stores).

1962 - B.Th. Central Baptist Seminary, Toronto, Ontario

1963 - Drs. Th. Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Church History and Mission majors.

1964 - Joined the Christian Reformed Church

1965 - 1966 - Attended Calvin College, Calvin Seminary for three semesters

1967 - Ordained to the ministery of the Christian Reformed Chruch

1975 - Attended the Dutch L' Abri.

Service record:

1962 - Instructor in Church History, an evening course at the Independent Baptist Bible School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1964 - Stated supply, Lindsay, ON

1967 - 1970 - Pastorate, Vernon, B.C.

1970 - 1977 - Pastorate, Wellandport, ON

1977 - 1979 - Served with the Board of World Missions. Instructor at the Christian Reformed Seminary and Bible College in Bacolod City, Philippines where he was also administrator for one year.

1979 -l989 - Pastorate, Strathroy, ON

1989 -1993 - Williamsburg, ON

1993 - Minister emeritus.

Courses taught :

- Creative Writing and Journalism, Apologetics, Bible Knowledge, How to Study, Ethics.

- a seminar on the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos.

- World Religions at Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario.

Taught following courses in churches served:

-a two year course on the Book of Revelation

-in Sects and Cults

-"What does it mean to be Reformed?"

-in ethics.

-on Reformed Spirituality.

-on Worship.

Ligoneer Study Centre, London, Ontario.

-a course on political ethics.

Articles published in the following papers:

- Vernon News, West Lincoln Review, Circular (Potchestrom University, South Africa), The Herald (Sri Lanka), The Outlook, Calvinist Contact, Bible & Science Newsletter, Thrust Magazine (The Philippines), Christian Renewal, Scope (Bacolod City, the Philippines), Dundas County Right to Life, Presbyterian Journal (New Zealand), De Rechte Straat (Holland), Earthkeeping.


-Christian Education and the Canadian Protestant Church Traditions,..

-Denominationalism and Christian Eduction.

-Sects, Cults, and the "Electronic Church."Nov., 1994.
Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools, Ancaster, Ontario

Special Functions Served:

Member of the Evangelical Theological Society (U.S).

Member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

President of the Evangelical Ministerial Association, Vernon, B.C.

Presidency of the Ministerial Assocation of Bacolod City, the Philippines.

Member of the Philippine Assocation of Bible and Theological Schools.