Regier, John S. (1879-1918)
John S. Regier: evangelist and Bible lecturer of the Mennonite Brethren Church; born in the village of Klippenfeld in the Molotschna Mennonite settlement in South Russia on 6 March 1879, the oldest of the four children of John J. and Maria (Schellenberg) Regier. In the summer of 1879 the family immigrated to America, first settling in Boone County, Nebraska, and a few years later in York County, Nebraska, where the father became the first elder of the Henderson Mennonite Brethren Church and where the children grew up. Regier married Anna Wall on 7 June 1900. To them seven children were born. They established their home first at Henderson. Later they lived at Reedley, California, Hillsboro, Kansas, and again returned to Henderson. After his conversion Regier was received into the Mennonite Brethren Church by baptism about 1896. At an early age he entered the Christian ministry and in 1901-1918 he was very active as a traveling evangelist and Bible lecturer among the Mennonite Brethren churches. He was especially qualified for Biblical exposition. Tabor College frequently called him to lecture at its annual Bible conferences. He died on 22 August 1918, and was buried in the local Mennonite Brethren cemetery.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 274. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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