Rev. C. James Pasma

June 11, 1922 - October 24, 2010 

Rev. C. James Pasma

June 11, 1922 - October 24, 2010 

Obituary for Rev. C. James Pasma

Reverend C. James Pasma, age 88, of Holland, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Oak Crest Manor.

Pastor Jim was in the first graduating class of Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music. He attended Fort Wayne Bible College. He pastored at several different churches including Sullivan Community of Sullivan, MI; Holt Baptist of Holt, MI; Bethany Baptist of DeKalb, IL; Northwest Baptist of Chicago, IL and North Syracuse Baptist of North Syracuse, NY. He also served as interim pastor at several churches in the United States and Canada.

He served on various district and national boards while a member of Baptist General Conference churches. He played a part in hosting Billy Graham Crusades in Chicago and North Syracuse. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Carl Gross.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Faye and children:
James Pasma of Libertyville, IL
Patricia Petersen of Holland, MI
Cynthia Miller of Palm Springs, CA
Valerie and Clint Gross of Wheaton, IL
Eric and Megan, Luke, Summer and Brad, Faye, David, Andrew, C.J. and Audrey.
Great Grandchildren:
Calla, Kyla and Cash
Brothers and sisters:
Grace and Marvin Verwys of Grand Rapids
Eunice Raar of Birmingham, MI
Gene and Lois Pasma of Hudsonville
Ted and Ethel Pasma of Grand Rapids
Faith Gauger of Grand Rapids
Several nieces and nephews

A funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland. Reverend Gardy Cronk and Dr. Malcolm Cronk will be officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:30-11:00 AM prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to International Aid and Samaritan’s Purse. An on-line registry book is available at

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