Fryburg Beachy Fellowship (Fryburg, Ohio, USA)
When the Bunker Hill Amish Mennonite congregation at Holmesville, Ohio relocated to Fryburg in 1963, it took the name Fryburg Beachy Fellowship, and continued as a member of the Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship. In the 1960s the congregation experienced changes in leadership that were difficult. Ben D. Miller, ordained minister in 1970 and bishop in 1980 became a long term leader. Still serving in 2009 were Paul Chupp, first ordained as deacon in 1981, eventually serving as bishop. John C. Miller began service as a minister in 1973. The membership in 2009 was 29.
In 2007 the congregation joined the Berea Amish Mennonite Fellowship. This fellowship is a loose network of churches founded in the winter of 2007, though the network of churches had been meeting before that. Berea churches shared a concern for the theological direction of the Beachy Amish churches and the manner in which church divisions were handled. Berea churches are less flexible in allowances of some practices.
Anderson, Cory. "Berea Amish Mennonite." The Beachy Amish Mennonites. http://www.beachyam.org/berea.htm (accessed 8 December 2009)
Yoder, Elmer S. The Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship Churches. Hartville, Ohio: Diakonia Ministries, 1987: 337-338.
Address: Fryburg, Ohio
Denominational Affiliation: Berea Amish Mennonite Fellowship
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