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Porter Mennonite Church (Western Conservative Mennonite Fellowship) in the foothills near Estacada, Oregon, was established in 1939 as an outgrowth of a rural visitation project of the Bethel Mennonite Church of Canby, Oregon. In 1955, 20 members organ­ized as a congregation of the Pacific Coast Mennonite Confer­ence. Ernest J. Bontrager was the minister in charge. Services were held weekly in a small church built in 1943.

In 2014 the church was a member of the Western Conservative Mennonite Fellowship. It was led by Bishop Edwin J. Bontrager, Minister Nolan O. Bechtel, and Deacon E. LaVern Miller. The church had 76 members.

The congregation was initially known as Porter Mission.

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Mennonite Church Directory 2014. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc., 2014: 144.

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Address: 42700 WE Porter Road, Estacada, OR

Phone: 503-630-6949

Denominational Affiliations:

Pacific Coast Mennonite Conference

Western Conservative Mennonite Fellowship

Author(s) Omar G. Miller
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published March 2014

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Miller, Omar G. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Porter Mennonite Church (Estacada, Oregon, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2014. Web. 28 Apr 2017.,_Oregon,_USA)&oldid=116622.

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Miller, Omar G. and Richard D. Thiessen. (March 2014). Porter Mennonite Church (Estacada, Oregon, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 April 2017, from,_Oregon,_USA)&oldid=116622.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 204. All rights reserved.

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