Our Pastoral Search is Now Closed

We are pleased to announce that Steve Zwart has accepted the call for Lead Pastor at First CRC in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Check out the video announcement below.

Announcing Steve Zwart as the Candidate for Lead Pastor at First CRC

Dear First CRC congregation,

Exciting news! The Lead Pastor Search Committee and Council are pleased to announce Pastor Steve Zwart as the candidate for our Lead Pastor position.

Pastor Steve currently serves as the lead pastor of Unity CRC in Prinsburg, MN.
Pastor Steve and his wife Angela will visit Sioux Falls and First CRC on August 25, 26, and 27, 2023. During that time, Pastor Steve will be kept very busy, having several meetings with the Ad Board, full Council, and church staff.
In addition, Pastor Steve will preach at both morning services on August 27th.
We believe it is important YOU have an opportunity to meet with Pastor Steve and Angela! Plans are being made for a casual Question and Answer time with Pastor Steve on the afternoon of August 27th.
Further details regarding this weekend (and future congregational meeting) will be available soon. Once finalized, the August 25-26-27 visit schedule will be posted on the Lead Pastor Search webpage.
The Search Committee and Council give praise to the Almighty for His leading and ask that you join us in thanking God for His generous provision and blessing on First CRC! We continue to covet your prayers in this search process. As we strive to follow the Lord’s leading in this search process, we ask that you also lift Pastor Steve and his family in prayer during this time.
To God be the glory,

First CRC Lead Pastor Search Committee and Council

Pastor Steve Zwart, the candidate for the Lead Pastor Postion at First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Falls.
Steve and Angela and their family at a recent family wedding.

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Lead Pastor Search

We are a worshipping community with an emphasis on teaching Biblical faith, nourishing growth, nurturing individual and communal gifts, and sending the gospel out into the community, region, and world. 

Our goal is to be God-centered, Kingdom Focused, Equipping to all who enter, and Engaged in the body of believers and the world at large.


Come see what we are all about. We would love to meet you in person. To find out more about our church, click on the link below.

What exactly are we looking for? Click the link for a detailed job description of the Lead Pastor position at First Christian Reformed Church.

More Information

Who is First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota? Click here for a detailed report of demographics, statistics, goals and long-term vision.

Sioux Falls is a fast growing little city. As the biggest city in our state, we have a lot to offer while still keeping a hometown feel. We can’t wait for you to check out our city! 

Church Life

For The Congregation

Check here to see where we are in the process of hiring a lead pastor.

Find a full report of the Search Committee meeting minutes for their current  and past meetings here.

Do you have someone in mind you would like to consider? Nominiate them here.

Click Here to see who is on the search committee.


What would you like to know about the process? Ask us here?