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Arnold Gingrich (1911-4 October 1970) was born near Preston, ON. He was ordained a Mennonite minister in 1935. He was pastor of the Bothwell Mennonite Church in Kent County, ON. (1935-60), when he moved to London, ON. He was president of the London Rescue Mission board (1960-64) and was field secretary for the Ontario Mennonite Mission Board (1961-69). in 1968 and 1969, he was president of the London Council of Churches, later called the Inter-Church Council. While at Bothwell, Gingrich conducted a weekly radio broadcast (World of Missions) on Chatham radio station CFCO. From 1969 until his death, he was executive secretary of the Ausable Springs Ranch, Ailsa Craig, ON. Gingrich was president of the London Folk Arts Council (1966-69) and member of the board of the Canadian Bible Society (1960-70). At his death he was survived by his wife Gladys (Shantz); a daughter, Ruth Gingrich of Bella Coola, BC; and a son, Paul Gingrich, of Ann Arbor, MI.

Correspondence, radio transcripts, and other papers of Arnold Gingrich are held by the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

Additional Information

Arnold Gingrich collection at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario

Author(s) David Fluery
Date Published 1990

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Fluery, David. "Gingrich, Arnold Elmer (1910-1970)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1990. Web. 28 Apr 2017.,_Arnold_Elmer_(1910-1970)&oldid=91928.

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Fluery, David. (1990). Gingrich, Arnold Elmer (1910-1970). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 April 2017, from,_Arnold_Elmer_(1910-1970)&oldid=91928.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 342. All rights reserved.

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