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Our History


The property was purchased, which at the time was on the western fringes of Omaha. 


A few families gathered for a worship service in the basement of the parsonage. 

The Christian Reformed Church recognized Prairie Lane as a CRC congregation in March.  

The Mustard Seed Pre-School started and ran for 37 years until it closed its doors in 2013.


On May 4 we opened our new worship center with a dedication service.  

The Life House was opened in September as a food pantry sponsored by Prairie Lane Church and Westwood RCA.


In 2022, The Life House shifted its focus to diaper distribution and moved to their warehouse location 9100 F Street.

We renamed the old preschool building the GIFTS House. A space to share God's gifts with others and benefit our community.






Prairie Lane Church was started when some established Christian Reformed Churches in Northwest Iowa felt a call to start a mission church plant in the Omaha area.






James C. De Young 1961-1966

Wilbur L. De Jong 1966-1972

John A. Monsma 1973-1975

David J. Sieplinga 1975-1977

Robert L. Sipping 1978-1982

Larry M. Frying 1982-1989

Alfred J. Van Dellen 1987-1989

Richard R. DeVries 1990-2004

Daniel J. Steen 2005-2017

Chad Van Ginkel  2018-now

ABOUT OUR CURRENT PASTOR - Pastor Chad began his ministry in 1998 as a youth pastor, first in Lynden, WA followed by 16 years in Sioux Center, IA. In 2015, he was ordained in the Christian Reformed Church and accepted his first call to senior ministry to Prairie Lane in the summer of 2018. Chad joyfully serves Prairie Lane Church alongside his wife Onita, and four daughters.


Throughout these years the name of the church reflects our commitment to this community. We make Christ the focus of everything we do and say, especially in loving our neighbors.

We've changed over the years: music, styles, people, leaders, etc. Still, we hope to impact our neighbors with the good news of the gospel, grow in numbers and someday grow beyond our own building. 

We know that God has been our help in ages past, and our hope for years to come. We may change, but the God we serve does not.  


Prairie Lane Christian Reformed Church

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