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GERARDUS VAN RONGEN was born in Rotterdam on May 16, 1918.
He attended the Dr. A. Kuyperschool at Ridderkerk, the Dr. J. Woltjerschool and the Marnix-Gymnasium (Grammar school) at Rotterdam, and studied theology at the Theological Seminary (now the Theological University) of De Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland at Kampen, which in the year 1943 conferred on him the degree of Bachelor of Theology, and in 1980 the Master’s degree.
He has ministered in the Reformed Churches at Waardhuizen c.a. (1944-1948), Zwijndrecht (1948-1952), and Leyden (1952-1955) in The Netherlands, The Free Reformed Church at Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (1955-1973), The American Reformed Church at Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. (1973-1977), and the Reformed Church at Steenwijk, The Netherlands (1977-1983).
From May 16, 1983 he was a minister-emeritus, and lived in Kelmscott, Western Australia until his death in 2006.
Van Rongen was a prolific writer, covering liturgy, Bible commentary and church history.