The North Fork Mennonite Church (early called the Carr Mennonite Church) is located on the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River in Grant County, West Virginia. Regular work was begun in the Carr schoolhouse in 1932. A meetinghouse was built in 1948. In the mid-1950s it was a Mennonite mission church of the Middle District of the Virginia Mennonite Conference and a flourishing mountain congregation with 49 members.
After a division in the Virginia Conference in 1972 over the direction of theological teaching and practice the North Fork congregation became part of the new, more conservative, Southeastern Mennonite Conference.
In 2009 the congregation had 35 members; the minister was John R. Swartz. In 2014 the congregation had 31 members and the ministerial team was comprised of Bishops Ken Martin and Larry D. Showalter, Minister David W. Miller, and Deacon Laurel L. Eby.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 334.
Mennonite Church Directory 2014. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc., 2014: 127.
 Additional Information
Address: Petersburg, West Virginia (meetinghouse located 1.5 miles west of junction of S.R. 42 just off S.R. 28/55, turn right on Sunrise Drive. Church on right 0.2 miles.
|Author(s)||Harry A. Brunk|
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Brunk, Harry A. and Sam Steiner. "North Fork Mennonite Church (Petersburg, West Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 4 May 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Fork_Mennonite_Church_(Petersburg,_West_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=121699.
Brunk, Harry A. and Sam Steiner. (1953). North Fork Mennonite Church (Petersburg, West Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 May 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Fork_Mennonite_Church_(Petersburg,_West_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=121699.
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