Martin Eugene Flipse received an A.B. degree in 1916 and an A.M. degree in 1920 from Hope College. He graduated from New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1920. He also received a B.D. degree from Rutgers University in 1926 and was honored with a D.D. degree in 1940 from Hope College. He was married to Callie L. De Mots, who was also a Hope College class of 1916 member. Flipse was licensed and ordained in the Reformed Church in America (RCA) by the Classis of Passaic in 1920. From 1918-1920, he served as a student pastor at Montville, New Jersey. After being ordained, he served as a minister in Montville from 1920-1921. From there he spent the rest of his career as pastor of the Douglaston Community Church in Douglaston, New York, from 1921-1965. His father, Martin Flipse (1866-1938), had also served as pastor for RCA from 1893-1935. The younger Flipse also served on the Board of Trustees of Hope College.
His collection consists of sermons, speeches, church event materials, youth congregation lessons, and photographs of Martin Eugene Flipse. Sermons are arranged chronologically and into special topics such as holidays and momentous events. Photograph albums include pictures of western Michigan sites c. 1916-1918, including Holland, Saugatuck, Hope College, and Camp Custer. Also included are three oversized foreign posters used in youth lessons.
Repository citation: Western Theological Seminary, "W88 0044.1. Flipse, Martin E. (1895 1971). Papers, 1896-1971. 8.00 linear ft." (2012). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 367.
October 12, 2012.