When Dutch families settled in Sully in the late 1800s, they wanted to start a church of their own. Sully Christian Reformed Church was officially organized in 1896, with 17 families attending. The first church the congregation met in was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, testing the faith of the congregants, but the church was rebuilt and continued to thrive.
In 1910, the church decided they needed a larger space to meet, and the church was built at its present location. The time period of World War I was difficult for the members of the church, as services were still being held in Dutch, causing accusations of being pro-German, and arson was a fear for the church and Christian school. The church continued to grow in the days of peace following WWI, and in 1928, the church decided to extensively remodel and enlarge the church building not knowing the Depression lay ahead. The 1930s and 40s saw the transition from using Dutch to using English. The church continued to gain membership, causing families to take turns sitting in the basement.
Because of increasing attendance in the 1970s, the balcony was enlarged and an addition was added to the east end of the church. The parsonage south of the church was built in 1976. The church continued to add parking and remodel as needed in the 80s. In 1996, the church celebrated 100 years of faithfully serving the Lord, with 268 households in attendance.
Over the 100+ years since its founding, under the leadership of missionaries, interim pastors and 20 pastors, the Sully Christian Reformed Church has worshiped God by word and example.