In the late 19th Century, Grove Reformed Church became known internationally as the home church of renowned missionary, Horace G. Underwood. In 1926, Grove was one of the top three largest churches in the Reformed Church in America . During that time period, Grove was involved in planting nine churches in northern Hudson County.
In 1973 Grove’s historic wood church building was being prepared to be repainted and caught fire, eventually burning down to an unsalvageable heap. This tragic story is retold by not only by members of Grove but is recalled by members of the community who witnessed the fiery tragedy in their youth. The current church building is a testimony to God’s faithfulness in challenges.
Though a lot has changed both at Grove and in Hudson County, Grove continues to have meaningful ministry in our urban community.
Grove’s current mission statement was articulated in 2018, is
We are a Christ-centered community celebrating and participating with God in the redemption, restoration, and renewal of Hudson County and beyond.
The values of Grove Church were articulated during the same year.
Everything we do flows in, through, and out of a relationship with Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:24-26)