The congregation began services in 1955, and formally organized in 1960. The first building was occupied in 1955, with a subsequent building addition in 1968. Paul I. Dyck is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization from rural Saskatchewan and outreach by the conferences.
In 1988 the congregation began a Chinese ministry when the congregation hired Pat Houmphan as Asian pastor. In 1997 Magdalena Widjaja was ordained as Chinese pastor to the Grace Mennonite Chinese Fellowship portion of the congregation.
In 1997 there were also Laotian and Hispanic fellowships within the congregation.
Grace Mennonite was originally known as Regina Mennonite Conference Mission and also as Victoria Avenue Mennonite Church.
Canadian Mennonite (5 August 1955): 1; (3 June 1960): 3; (4 June 1968): 11.
Mennonite Reporter (24 November 1980): 4; (29 April 1985): 11; (1 April 1991): B4; (20 April 1992): B1; (14 April 1997): 11.
One Foundation: The History of Grace Mennonite Church of Regina. 1980, 23 pp.
Wiens, Gerald M. "A History of the Grace Mennonite Church in Regina, Saskatchewan." Research paper, 1977, 11 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
|Date Published||February 1989|
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Epp, Marlene. "Grace Mennonite Church (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 1989. Web. 24 Jun 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Mennonite_Church_(Regina,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=56817.
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