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Grace Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), located at Enid, Oklahoma, was begun as a mission project by the Western District Conference in 1934, when J. B. Frey was instructed to explore the field. H. N. Harder was called to the work in September 1935, and in 1938 the church was organized with 20 charter members. On 16 July 1939 the new church building was dedicated. H. N. Harder left in May 1943 and was succeeded on 1 June 1944 by Ben Rahn, who served until 1 June 1947. Albert J. Unruh served after that time. Membership grew from 37 in 1940 to 126 in 1955. On 1 January 1954 the church became self-supporting.

In 2007 the membership was 100; the Interim Pastor was C. Dennis Treat.

After the 2012 Western District Conference annual meeting, Bethel Mennonite Church left the conference, believing that conference leaders and delegates had departed from biblical authority and failed to follow the denomination’s Confession of Faith and Membership Guide­lines.

[edit] Bibliography

Schrag, Paul. "Western District Loses 7 Churches in a Year." Mennonite World Review (24 June 2013). http://www.mennoworld.org/2013/6/24/western-district-loses-7-churches-year/.

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Address: 4006 N Oakwood Road, Enid, OK 73703

Phone: 580-234-2078

Denominational Affiliations:

Western District Conference (until 2012)

Mennonite Church USA (until 2012)


Author(s) John F Schmidt
Date Published March 2014


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Schmidt, John F. "Grace Mennonite Church (Enid, Oklahoma, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2014. Web. 20 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Mennonite_Church_(Enid,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=115661.

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Schmidt, John F. (March 2014). Grace Mennonite Church (Enid, Oklahoma, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Mennonite_Church_(Enid,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=115661.




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