Gospel Fellowship Church (Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada)
The Gospel Fellowship Church in Steinbach, MB began services in 1962, and formally organized in 1963. The first building was occupied in 1962, with a subsequent building program in 1975. David D. Friesen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference and division from the Chortitzer Mennonites. The charter members were primarily former members of the Chortitz Mennonite church.
In 1986 there were 286 members; in 2000, 139. The congregation has been affiliated with the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference since 1963. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1970s.
Box 1554, Steinbach, MB, R0A 2A0. (204) 326-3315. Pastor Tim Rempel served in 2002 as a congregational leader.
Canadian Mennonite (21 September 1962): 3; (18 January 1963): 3.
EMMC Recorder (May 1975): 3; (March 1982): 1; (December 1987): 8.
Harder, Leland .Steinbach and its Churches. Elkhart, IN: Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 1970, 109 pp.
Heppner, Jack. Search for Renewal: The Story of the Rudnerweider/Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference. The Conference, 1987: 316-17.
Congregational records at the church.
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