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Robert A. Nykamp was born in Hamilton,Michigan, in 1933. A.B. Hope College, 1955; B. D. Western Theological Seminary, 1958; licensed and ordained in the Reformed Church through the Classis of Holland in 1958; accepted a call at Ross Church in Gary, Indiana, 1958-1964. In 1964, he became pastor at Hope Church in Chicago, Illinois. In 1965, he accepted a professorship at Western Theological Seminary, staying until 1977. In 1977, Nykamp left WTS on a call to Bayshore Gardens Church in Bradenton, Florida. The collection consists mainly of papers from Nykamp’s work as a professor at WTS, where his obligations included a night ministry, professional development for pastors, and the important Field Education and Internship program, of which he was director.


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