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Peake Mennonite Church, Hinton, Virginia, 2012.
Photo by Jennifer Bolander; used with permission.
Source: Mennonite Archives of Virginia
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Peake Mennonite Church (formerly Mennonite Church (MC), now Southeastern Mennonite Conference), located 2 miles northwest of Hinton, VA, a rural mission church of the Middle District of the Virginia Mennonite Conference, began in 1915 when a Sunday school was organized in a schoolhouse in this highland area. A congregation was established in 1923. Kent Shank and Joseph A. Brunk, active Sunday-school workers, asked permission of the Middle District Council to build the meetinghouse. This was granted if the necessary funds could be raised. H. B. Keener followed by Snively Martin served as pastors of this church for many years; James Shank served here 1947-57. Dewitt Heatwole was the pastor in 1958 with a membership of 47.

In 2014 the congregation had 76 members and was served by Bishop Nathan Horst, Ministers Elam S. Heatwole and Jay W. Rohrer, and Deacon Samuel Goering.

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Address: 8613 War Branch Road, Hinton, VA

Phone: 540-867-9852

Denominational Affiliation:

Southeastern Mennonite Conference


Author(s) Harry A Brunk
Date Published 1959


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Brunk, Harry A. "Peake Mennonite Church (Hinton, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Peake_Mennonite_Church_(Hinton,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=117516.

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Brunk, Harry A. (1959). Peake Mennonite Church (Hinton, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Peake_Mennonite_Church_(Hinton,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=117516.




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