GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — A local church is celebrating a major milestone. Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church is celebrating the 125th anniversary of their church with a special service led by Senior Pastor Emmett Harrison and a celebration dinner on Sunday.
Throughout its 125 year history, Oakdale has overcome several challenges. In 1999, the congregation was forced to demolish a majority of its facilities and rebuild after the church suffered severe structural damage following a winter storm. The building of a new facility required the congregation to raise more than $2 million to fund construction. Parishioners were able to raise the funds within a few years and in 2002 a newly constructed portion of Oakdale was rededicated.