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Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church (MC), Quakertown, Pennsylvania, began as a mission in 1931 after several young men circulated a monthly tract The Way," in the community then populated with Italians, other southern Europeans, Native Americans and African Americans. Linford D. Hackman was named the first superintendent; future pastor Abram K. Landis was secretary-treasurer of the first Sunday school.

Rocky Ridge became a congregation of the Franconia Mennonite Conference in 1949. The meetinghouse was built in 1948; there was a subsequent building project in 1972. In 1950 Ernest K. Moyer became the pastor, and served for over 40 years. He also established a chick hatchery nearby.

James and Rowena Lark were members of this congregation before they were asked by the denomination to lead a work to African-Americans in Chicago.

In 1951 Quakertown Christian School was established.

[edit] Bibliography

Ruth, John L. Maintaining the right fellowship: a narrative account of life in the oldest Mennonite community in North America. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1984: 522.

Wenger, J. C. History of the Mennonites of the Franconia Conference. Scottdale, Pa.: Mennonite Pub. House, 1938. Reprinted Lititz, PA?: Publication Board of the Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church], 1985: 335.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 114 Rocky Ridge Road, Quakertown PA 18951

Phone: 215-536-1269

Website: http://www.rockyridge.church/

Denominational Affiliations: Franconia Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

[edit] Ordained Leaders at Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Abram K. Landis (1908-2005) 1942-1952
J. Lester Eshleman (1921-2009) 1948-1952
Ernest K. Moyer (1916-1994) 1950-1992?
Larry G. Moyer 1988-2004
Robert D. Cooper (Associate) 2002-2005
 ?  ?
Franco Salvatori 2011-present

[edit] Membership at Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1955 100
1965 57
1975 74
1985 114
1995 116
2005 160
2015 160

[edit] Map

Map:Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA)

[edit] Original Article from Mennonite Encyclopedia

Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 350. All rights reserved.

Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church (MC), located 2 miles southeast of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, began as a mission in 1931, with Linford D. Hackman as superintendent. It became a congregation of the Franconia Mennonite Conference in 1949. The meetinghouse was built in 1948, services having previously been held in a private home. The membership in 1957 was 87; Ernest K. Moyer and Abram K. Landis were the ministers in charge. -- Ernest K. Moyer


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published October 2016


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Steiner, Sam. "Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2016. Web. 24 Feb 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rocky_Ridge_Mennonite_Church_(Quakertown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=143176.

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Steiner, Sam. (October 2016). Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 February 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rocky_Ridge_Mennonite_Church_(Quakertown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=143176.




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