Komoka Community Church (Komoka, Ontario, Canada)

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In the late 1960s several Mennonite Brethren families moved to the Komoka area of Ontario, west of London. In 1970 the Ontario Mennonite Brethren Home Missions Board looked at the possibility of outreach in the area. By October 1971 several families agreed to meet Sunday evenings. With 35 adults and children attending regularly, the group decided to begin Sunday services on 21 November 1971.

In the fall of 1972 they obtained official mission church status. There were 24 charter members. The congregation was first known as the London Community Church.

From 1975 to 1978 the congregation functioned as an independent self-supporting church. Then it became a mission church again, supported by the Ontario conference. It became known as the Komoka Community Church.

After the church began a building fund, a generous anonymous donation allowed it to begin work. The first service in the new facility was held on 23 November 1980.

The church building was destroyed by a tornado on 28 August 1990; it was rebuilt, with the first service in the new facility on 21 April 1991.

The church ceased operating as a Mennonite Brethren church in 2005; the building was sold in 2007 to the Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Bibliography

Kalmar, Laura. "Ontario conference looks to the future." Mennonite Brethren Herald 46, no. 4 (April 2007): 16-17.

"Komoka Community Church." Mennonite Brethren Herald 27, no. 11 (27 May 1988): 53.

van Zanden, Dick. "Church rebuilds after tornado." Mennonite Brethren Herald 30, no. 10 (17 May 1991): 17.

Archives

The archives are at the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.

Additional Information

Address: 10246 Glendon Rd, Komoka, ON, N0L 1R0

Phone:

Website:

Denominational Affiliations: Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Ordained Leaders at Komoka Community Church

Name Years
of Service
Isaac Tiessen 1972-1973
Rudy Janzen 1974-1977
John Letkemann 1978
Herman Kroeker 1979-1986
Gordon Russell 1987-1990
Harvey Peters 1991
John Penner 1992
Jim Heene 1993-1997
Jack Sailor 1997-2002
Dennis Corkery 2003-2005

Membership at Komoka Community Church

Year Membership
1975 30
1985 28
1995 48
2000 18


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published February 2017


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Steiner, Sam. "Komoka Community Church (Komoka, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2017. Web. 20 Jul 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Komoka_Community_Church_(Komoka,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147245.

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Steiner, Sam. (February 2017). Komoka Community Church (Komoka, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 July 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Komoka_Community_Church_(Komoka,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147245.




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