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Bethel Mennonite Church, Goudy Road, Apple Creek, Ohio, a Nationwide Fellowship Church (formerly an unaffiliated Mennonite congregation), had 49 members in 1958. Lester D. Amstutz was the bishop and Earl J. Amstutz the minister. It was organized in 1955 by members formerly belonging to the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church. Beginning 1 January 1956 services were held in the basement of the uncompleted church building. In 2006 the membership was 36.

In 2014 the church had 43 members and was a member of the Nationwide Fellowship Churches. The ministerial team was comprised of Ministers James E. Amstutz and Eugene Derstine and Deacon Earl J. Amstutz.

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Mennonite Church Directory 2014. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc., 2014: 103.

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Denominational Affiliation:

Nationwide Fellowship Churches


Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1959


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Gingerich, Melvin. "Bethel Mennonite Church (Apple Creek, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 2 Mar 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethel_Mennonite_Church_(Apple_Creek,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=130463.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1959). Bethel Mennonite Church (Apple Creek, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 March 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethel_Mennonite_Church_(Apple_Creek,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=130463.




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