The Bethany Mennonite congregation began services and formally organized in 1964 as groups of young families sought to share worship and fellowship in the English language. The first building was occupied in 1965. David Janzen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through church planting by the Niagara United Mennonite Church.
The language of worship is English.
Canadian Mennonite 13 (12 January 1965): 1; 14 (22 February 1966): 1.
Mennonite Reporter 19 (20 February 1989): 13.
Friesen, C. Alfred. Memoirs of the Virgil-Niagara Mennonites. 1984: 43.
Records at Mennonite Heritage Centre (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
 Additional Information
Address: 572 East & West Line, (Corner of Creek Road), Virgil, Ontario
Website: Bethany Mennonite Church
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
Mennonite Church Canada (1965-present)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1965-1999)
 Bethany Mennonite Church Pastoral Leaders
|David P. Neufeld||1967-1977|
|Peter Klassen (interim)||1977|
|Harold Nigh (interim)||1977-1978|
|Henry P. Epp (associate)||1984|
|David Janzen (interim)||1987-1988|
|Peter Klassen (interim)||1987-1988|
|Peter Falk (interim)||1988-1989|
|David Schneider (associate)||1991-1994|
|Andy Brubacher Kaethler (associate)||1993-2000|
|Troy Watson (associate)||2001-2007|
|Martin Misener (associate)||2009-2013|
|David Brubacher (interim)||2011-2014|
|Diane Pinnell (associate)||2015-2016|
 Bethany Mennonite Church Membership
|Date Published||January 1989|
 Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene. "Bethany Mennonite Church (Virgil, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 10 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethany_Mennonite_Church_(Virgil,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=141757.
Epp, Marlene. (January 1989). Bethany Mennonite Church (Virgil, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethany_Mennonite_Church_(Virgil,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=141757.
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