James W. Van Hoeven

James W. Van Hoeven, former senior minister at First Church in Albany, is presently Coordinator of Peace, Justice, and the Integrity of Creation of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Articles by this author:

  • The First Church in Albany

    On Sunday, August 17, 1642, Dominie Johannes Megapolensis Jr. preached his first sermon to about one hundred people in a grain warehouse in Rensselaerwyck, a Dutch settlement across the Hudson River from the present site of Albany, New York. That historic worship service gave birth to the First Reformed Church in Albany, the second oldest congregation in the Reformed Church in America.