North Carolina District of Mennonite Brethren Churches (United States Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches)
In 1956 Peter and Katherine Siemens left the North Carolina Krimmer Mennonite Brethren churches. At that time there were congregations in Boone, Bushill, Lenoir, Laytown, Beech Bottom, Darby, Cove Creek, Shell Creek, Heaton, Cranberry, and Elk Park. The last five congregations no longer exist. After 1956 the remaining congregations moved toward greater independence under the leadership of Rondo Horton. Pastoral leadership in 1987 included seven part-time pastors; total membership was 189. A critical need reported by conference leaders was the retention of young people and the training of leaders. There has been a significant ministry to university students in Boone in the 1980s. The North Carolina Conference joined the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches of North America when the Mennonite Brethren and the Krimmer Mennonite Brethren merged in 1960.
The following congregations were members of the North Carolina District in 2010:
|Boone||North Carolina||Boone Mennonite Brethren Church|
|Ferguson||North Carolina||Darby Mennonite Brethren Church|
|Lenoir||North Carolina||Laytown Mennonite Brethren Church|
|Lenoir||North Carolina||The Life Center|
|Lenoir||North Carolina||West End Mennonite Brethren Church|
|Newland||North Carolina||Beech Bottom Mennonite Brethren Church|
Mennonite Brethren General Conference Yearbook (1981): 195.
Website: North Carolina District
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 638. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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