Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

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In late 1986 Allan Roth and family moved to Brooklyn, New York, USA to help establish a church. After numerous difficulties on 23 April 1989, 17 people signed a chartering statement that officially marked the beginning of the Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church.

For several years, this group met in the basement of 51 Logan Street. They then moved to the basement of the Andrews United Methodist Church at 93 Richmond Street. In 1996 the church began meeting at the North Brooklyn YMCA at 570 Jamaica Avenue. In August 1999, the church and school began leasing space at 3065 Atlantic Avenue. They purchased the property in 2004.

The church had been a member of the Conservative Mennonite Conference before leaving that conference and becoming a charter member of the Biblical Mennonite Alliance in February 1999.

In 2015 the leading minister was Richard Schwartz and the associate pastor was Daniel Pollard. The congregational membership was 67 and the average weekly attendance was 124.

Bibliography

Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "BMA Congregational Directory with Pastors." August 2015.

Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "Directory of BMA Congregations." Web. 8 May 2012. http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/congregations.html.

Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 38.

"Our history." Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church. Web. 8 August 2016. http://www.fjmcny.org/our-history.html.

Additional Information

Address: 3065 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208

Phone: 718-235-5493

Website: http://www.fjmcny.org/

Denominational Affiliation: Biblical Mennonite Alliance

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Map:Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church (Brooklyn, New York, USA)


Author(s) Richard D. Thiessen
Sam Steiner
Date Published May 2012


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Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. "Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church (Brooklyn, New York, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2012. Web. 22 Nov 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Followers_of_Jesus_Mennonite_Church_(Brooklyn,_New_York,_USA)&oldid=140671.

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Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. (May 2012). Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church (Brooklyn, New York, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 November 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Followers_of_Jesus_Mennonite_Church_(Brooklyn,_New_York,_USA)&oldid=140671.




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