Our Minister

Rev. Tyler Ophoff

Rev. Tyler D. Ophoff graduated from Davenport University in 2016 with a B.B.A in Business-to-Business Marketing. He worked in the financial industry as a financial planner for five years.

In June 2020 he was elected as a deacon in Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church, around the same time that the first issue of Sword & Shield came to mailboxes and also at which time the controversy in the Protestant Reformed Churches was beginning to reach a boiling point. In January 2021 he, along with two elders and two deacons of Byron PRC, signed the Act of Separation, which signaled the beginning of the reformation that God was carrying out among his people.

In May 2021, around the time of the Act of Federation, where First Reformed Protestant Church and Second Reformed Protestant Church federated together as a denomination, the Lord laid on his heart to preach the gospel (1 Cor. 9:16), so that he could do nothing else but preach Jesus Christ and him crucified. He began his seminary instruction unofficially in the summer of 2021; and by September of that year, he sold his business and began training for the ministry full time in the Reformed Protestant seminary.

He was examined by the classis of the Reformed Protestant Churches in America in September 2023, where he sustained the examination and was declared eligible for a call to the churches. He accepted the call to be our minister of the word as his first charge. Rev. Tyler Ophoff was ordained into the ministry on December 3, 2023, by Rev. Nathan Langerak.

He is married to Allyson Ophoff. Together, the Lord has given to them three children, Lena, Brooks, and Frederick, and are expecting a fourth child in the fall of 2024, Lord willing.