How We Began
The Reformed Church is part of the historic church of Jesus Christ.
The Reformed Church in America is part of the worldwide church of Jesus Christ. Its history can be traced to the Netherlands in the seventeenth century, to Germany and Switzerland during the Protestant Reformation, to the Roman Empire, and beyond. Ultimately, it is rooted in the Old Testament--God's ancient covenant with the Hebrew people.
Its North American beginnings go back to a worship service in 1628 in a room above a grist mill in what is now New York City. Today the RCA spans two countries, the United States and Canada, and includes about 1,000 churches and 170,000 confessing members--people of diverse ethnicities and many cultures, growing and worshiping God together.