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Lethbridge Mission Church began services and formally organized in 1963 with 33 charter members. At first they met in rented facilities. In 1966 the name was changed to the Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church. The congregation constructed its own meeting house in 1965 and expanded the building in 1972. In 1979 a decision was made to establish another congregation, which became the [[College Drive Community Church (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)|College Drive Community Church]]. Allan Guenther is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by the [[Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]].
 
Lethbridge Mission Church began services and formally organized in 1963 with 33 charter members. At first they met in rented facilities. In 1966 the name was changed to the Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church. The congregation constructed its own meeting house in 1965 and expanded the building in 1972. In 1979 a decision was made to establish another congregation, which became the [[College Drive Community Church (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)|College Drive Community Church]]. Allan Guenther is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by the [[Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]].
  
 
The congregation changed its name to Lakeview Bible Church before 2000.
 
The congregation changed its name to Lakeview Bible Church before 2000.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Canadian Mennonite</em> (10 May 1963): 1.
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''Canadian Mennonite'' (10 May 1963): 1.
  
 
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. "Lakeview MB Church." Web. 14 March 2012. [http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/alberta_archives/lakeview_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/ http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/alberta_archives/lakeview_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/].
 
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. "Lakeview MB Church." Web. 14 March 2012. [http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/alberta_archives/lakeview_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/ http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/alberta_archives/lakeview_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/].
  
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Brethren Herald</em> (27 May 1988): 5; (15 December 2006); (September 2007).
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''Mennonite Brethren Herald'' (27 May 1988): 5; (15 December 2006); (September 2007).
  
 
Penner, Peter. <em class="gameo_bibliography">No Longer at Arm's Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada.</em> Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987, 178 pp.
 
Penner, Peter. <em class="gameo_bibliography">No Longer at Arm's Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada.</em> Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987, 178 pp.
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<h3>Archival Records</h3> Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: [http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/alberta_archives/lakeview_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/ Volumes 335-336].
 
<h3>Archival Records</h3> Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: [http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/alberta_archives/lakeview_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/ Volumes 335-336].
 
 
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
<strong>Address</strong>: 1509 29th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 2X6
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'''Address''': 1509 29th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 2X6
  
<strong>Telephone</strong>: 403-327-5854
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'''Telephone''': 403-327-5854
  
<strong>Website</strong>: [http://www.lbclethbridge.org/ Lakeview Bible Church]
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'''Website''': [http://www.lbclethbridge.org/ Lakeview Bible Church]
  
<strong>Denominational Affiliations</strong>:
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
  
 
[[Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]] (1963-present)
 
[[Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]] (1963-present)
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[[Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]] (1963-present)
 
[[Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]] (1963-present)
  
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-2002)
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[[General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]] (1963-2002)
 
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=== Lakeview Bible Church Ministers ===
<h3>Lakeview Bible Church Ministers</h3> <table class="vertical listing">  <tr> <th>Minister
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{| border="1"
</th> <th>Years
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|-
 
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!Minister
</th> </tr>  <tr> <td>Allan Guenther</td> <td align="right">1963–1965</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Wm. E. Thiessen</td> <td align="right">1966–1967</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Henry Loewen</td> <td align="right">1968–1970</td> </tr> <tr> <td>H. P. Nikkel</td> <td align="right">1971–1973</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Henry Unrau</td> <td align="right">1974–1978</td> </tr> <tr> <td>H. P. Nikkel</td> <td align="right">1978–1979</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Ralph Klassen</td> <td align="right">1980–1985</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Henry R. Baerg (interim)
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!Years
 
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</td> <td align="right">1986</td> </tr> <tr> <td>George Braun</td> <td align="right">1987–1992</td> </tr> <tr> <td>A. J. Poettcker</td> <td align="right">1993-2006</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Nigel Wheeler
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|[[Guenther, Allen R. (1938-2009)|Allen Guenther]]
 
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| style="text-align: right;" |1963–1965
</td> <td align="right">2007-present</td> </tr>  </table> <h3>Lakeview Bible Church Membership</h3> <table class="vertical listing">  <tr> <th>Year
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|Wm. E. Thiessen
</th> <th>Members
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| style="text-align: right;" |1966–1967
 
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</th> </tr>  <tr> <td>1963
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|Henry Loewen
 
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| style="text-align: right;" |1968–1970
</td> <td align="right">33
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|H. P. Nikkel
</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1965</td> <td align="right">51</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1975</td> <td align="right">208</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1985</td> <td align="right">106</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1995</td> <td align="right">117</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2000</td> <td align="right">62</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2010</td> <td align="right">52</td> </tr>  </table>
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| style="text-align: right;" |1971–1973
 
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|Henry Unrau
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| style="text-align: right;" |1974–1978
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|-
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|H. P. Nikkel
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| style="text-align: right;" |1978–1979
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|Ralph Klassen
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| style="text-align: right;" |1980–1985
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|[[Baerg, Henry R. (1918-2012)|Henry R. Baerg]] (interim)
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| style="text-align: right;" |1986
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|George Braun
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| style="text-align: right;" |1987–1992
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|A. J. Poettcker
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| style="text-align: right;" |1993-2006
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|Nigel Wheeler
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| style="text-align: right;" |2007-present
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|}
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=== Lakeview Bible Church Membership ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: right;"
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|-
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!Year
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!Members
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|1963
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| style="text-align: right;" |33
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|1965
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| style="text-align: right;" |51
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|-
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|1975
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| style="text-align: right;" |208
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|-
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|1985
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| style="text-align: right;" |106
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|1995
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| style="text-align: right;" |117
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|2000
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| style="text-align: right;" |62
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|2010
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| style="text-align: right;" |52
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|2015
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| style="text-align: right;" |100
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= Maps =
 
= Maps =
 
[[Map:Lakeview Bible Church, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada|Map:Lakeview Bible Church, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada]]
 
[[Map:Lakeview Bible Church, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada|Map:Lakeview Bible Church, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada]]
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Latest revision as of 17:36, 8 January 2017

Lethbridge Mission Church began services and formally organized in 1963 with 33 charter members. At first they met in rented facilities. In 1966 the name was changed to the Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church. The congregation constructed its own meeting house in 1965 and expanded the building in 1972. In 1979 a decision was made to establish another congregation, which became the College Drive Community Church. Allan Guenther is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by the Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.

The congregation changed its name to Lakeview Bible Church before 2000.

Bibliography

Canadian Mennonite (10 May 1963): 1.

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. "Lakeview MB Church." Web. 14 March 2012. http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/alberta_archives/lakeview_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/.

Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 5; (15 December 2006); (September 2007).

Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arm's Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987, 178 pp.

Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. Fresno, CA, 1975: 167.

Archival Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volumes 335-336.

Additional Information

Address: 1509 29th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 2X6

Telephone: 403-327-5854

Website: Lakeview Bible Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-2002)

Lakeview Bible Church Ministers

Minister Years
Allen Guenther 1963–1965
Wm. E. Thiessen 1966–1967
Henry Loewen 1968–1970
H. P. Nikkel 1971–1973
Henry Unrau 1974–1978
H. P. Nikkel 1978–1979
Ralph Klassen 1980–1985
Henry R. Baerg (interim) 1986
George Braun 1987–1992
A. J. Poettcker 1993-2006
Nigel Wheeler 2007-present

Lakeview Bible Church Membership

Year Members
1963 33
1965 51
1975 208
1985 106
1995 117
2000 62
2010 52
2015 100

Maps

Map:Lakeview Bible Church, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published July 2016


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Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Lakeview Bible Church (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2016. Web. 22 May 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lakeview_Bible_Church_(Lethbridge,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=142960.

APA style

Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (July 2016). Lakeview Bible Church (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 May 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lakeview_Bible_Church_(Lethbridge,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=142960.




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