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Tourist Mennonite Church, originally called Pinecraft Mennonite Church, and later Pinecraft Tourist Mennonite Church, is located in Sarasota, Florida. It was originally a member of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference, and was organized about 1946 from among those attending the Union Mennonite Church in the Pinecraft area. It had a membership of 30 in 1957, with Joseph M. Nissley and Otho B. Shenk serving as preachers.

In the 1980s it became an unaffiliated Mennonite congregation.

In 2014 the church had 31 members. The ministerial team included Bishop David Graber and Deacon John D. Troyer.

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Mennonite Church Directory 2014. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc., 2014: 136.

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Address: 3340 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, Florida

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Map:Tourist Mennonite Church (Sarasota, Florida, USA)

Author(s) Joseph M. Nissley
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published April 2014

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Nissley, Joseph M. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Tourist Mennonite Church (Sarasota, Florida, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2014. Web. 29 Aug 2015.,_Florida,_USA)&oldid=131741.

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Nissley, Joseph M. and Richard D. Thiessen. (April 2014). Tourist Mennonite Church (Sarasota, Florida, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 August 2015, from,_Florida,_USA)&oldid=131741.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 181. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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