Rempel, Peter Paul (1865-1938)
Peter Paul Rempel, a Mennonite Brethren (MB) evangelist, teacher, and elder, was born 12 August 1865 in Russia, the oldest son of Peter P. and Gertrude Rempel. At the age of 28 he was converted and joined the Mennonite Brethren Church through baptism. For his theological training he attended the St. Chrischona Bible School at Basel, Switzerland. On 31 July 1897 he married Theresia Esau. A son and two daughters were born to them. He began to do evangelistic work in the Mennonite Brethren Church in Russia and was ordained to the ministry in 1900. In 1900 Rempel immigrated to America, establishing his home in Kansas, where he continued his studies, especially in English. For eight years he was chiefly engaged as traveling evangelist in the MB Church Conference and was much in demand for such service. With the beginning of Tabor College 1908 he served on its faculty five years, teaching chiefly theological subjects. The Hillsboro (Kansas) Mennonite Brethren Church elected him to the pastorate in 1909 and ordained him elder the following year. This position he held until 1914, when he moved to California. There he held pastorates in several Mennonite Brethren churches: at Los Angeles nine years, at Shafter four years. He died at his home in Shafter on 7 April 1938, and was buried in the local MB cemetery.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 299-300. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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