Contact Information
Office Contact:

Gerald Buitenkamp

Office Address:

physical address:
Drentse Poort 12A
9521 JA Nieuw-Buinen

mailing address:
PO Box 78
9520 AB Nieuw-Buinen

Country Demographics



Dutch (official), Frisian (official)

Roman Catholic 31%, Dutch Reformed 13%, Calvinist 7%, Muslim 5.5%, other 2.5%, none 41%

Life Expectancy:
79.25 years

GDP per-capita:

Of Interest:
The Netherlands, often referred to as Holland, is the 25th most densely populated country in the world. The people of the Netherlands are amongst the tallest in the world.

Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany

Office Staff

Gerald Buitenkamp

Office Manager

Manager History:

Brother Gerald manages Voice Of God Recordings European Office, which is located in Nieuw-Buinen, Netherlands. He is also responsible for overseeing the Romanian Office of Voice Of God Recordings. Brother Gerald has been a part of the VGR staff since 1993. In addition to his office duties, Brother Gerald travels extensively throughout Europe for VGR, visiting churches, home fellowships, and individuals. He is responsible for all book, microSD card, MP3, DVD, and tract distribution throughout Europe in the various European languages. He is fluent in English, Dutch, and German.

Sister Michelle Buitenkamp is the wife of Brother Gerald. She does the bookkeeping, office cleaning, kitchen and other office-related tasks. Brother Gerald and Sister Michelle have three children: Timothy, Matthew, and Benjamin. The whole family is involved in the work and often travel together distributing the Message and arranging YF events throughout Europe.

Brother Timothy Buitenkamp, the oldest of the three brothers, works in the order and shipping departments. He takes care of receiving and sending out orders, and prepares the postal distribution of new foreign language materials in the mailroom and warehouse. He also helps setting up VGR and YF events.

Brother Matthew Buitenkamp is the second oldest son. He started helping out at the office as a young boy and later was hired in 2004. Like his older brother, much of his work consists of correspondence, work in the mailroom and warehouse, and helping organize VGR and YF events.

Brother Benjamin Buitenkamp, the youngest, operates the recording studio at the office for the recording of new translations, maintains the IT system, and is our photographer. He also helps out the office crew in whatever is necessary at the moment--filling large orders or lending a hand in property maintenance tasks, like mowing the lawn, and power washing the building.

Office History

The European Office started out as a missionary outreach center in 1987 at Brother Heino Buitenkamp's church in Wildervank from which books and tapes in a few European languages were mailed (or smuggled) to locations throughout Europe. In 1993 the Voice Of God Recordings office was moved to a larger facility, and new translations were added to the inventory, providing quick access to Message material in 10 European languages. In 1998, a new office and distribution center was built in Nieuw-Buinen, the old office no longer big enough to stock materials in the growing number of languages being produced.