Langham Evangelical Bible Church (Langham, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Langham Evangelical Bible Church, now in the town of Langham, Saskatchewan, was formerly known as South Bruderthaler Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church. The congregation began services in 1911, and formally organized in May 1925. Langham was affiliated with the Langham Bruderthaler Church north of Langham until 1924 when that church decided to adopt a different form of baptism and the South Bruderthaler, unable to accept that, decided to form a separate congregation. The first minister was Jacob R. Doerksen (died 1940).
The first building was occupied in 1912. On 3 August 1929, the original building was destroyed by fire. The basement of a new church was completed, but because of the depression the superstructure could not be finished at that time. Until 1941 this basement served as the place of worship. In 1956 the church was moved to Langham. The congregation was known as Langham Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church until 1977. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1950s.
Rempel, G. S. A Historical Sketch of the Churches of the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren. 1939, 109 pp.
Schmidt, Sarah. A Glimpse of the Past: Langham Evangelical Bible Church 1911-1986. 1986, 84 pp.
Mailing Address: Box 115, 47 5th Ave., Langham, SK S0K 2L0
Location: 421 Main St. East
Evangelical Mennonite Brethren / Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches
Langham Evangelical Bible Church Membership
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 290; vol. 4, p. 584. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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