First Mennonite Church (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)

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Wilmington First Mennonite Church (Conservative (Amish) Mennonite), Wilmington, Delaware, had its beginnings in the Wilmington Mission (1948-1958) but was organized as a separate congregation in 1958, with a membership of 22. It was associated with the Central Conservative Mennonite Church near Dover and the Laws Conservative Mennonite Church near Harrington, the combined membership of the three in 1959 being 298. Amos Bontrager was the pastor.

Later it served Spanish-speaking worshipers, under sponsorship of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference (MC). It was closed and the property sold in 1987.


Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Sam Steiner
Date Published 2009


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Gingerich, Melvin and Sam Steiner. "First Mennonite Church (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 2009. Web. 26 May 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=First_Mennonite_Church_(Wilmington,_Delaware,_USA)&oldid=122928.

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Gingerich, Melvin and Sam Steiner. (2009). First Mennonite Church (Wilmington, Delaware, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=First_Mennonite_Church_(Wilmington,_Delaware,_USA)&oldid=122928.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1137. All rights reserved.


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