Valleyview Mennonite Church (London, Ontario, Canada)

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The Valleyview Mennonite congregation in London, Ontario began services in 1953, and formally organized in 1962. The first building was occupied in 1953, with a subsequent building program in 1963. Alvin Roth and Ralph Lebold are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by Nairn Mennonite Church, the Western Ontario Mennonite Conference and the Mennonite Conference of Ontario. The church was an outgrowth of the Goodwill Rescue Mission established in London by Nairn Mennonite in the early 1950s. Services began with Sunday School. Previously known as Forest City Mennonite Mission and King St. Mennonite Church (1953-62).


Mennonite Reporter (27 October 1980): 12.

Adams, John. "Ministry to Community: the Mennonite Church in London, Ontario, 1953-1970." Research paper, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, 1970, 68 pp.

Mennonites in Canada collection, "50-London," Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Archival Records

Records as Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Additional Information

Address: 1170 Melsandra Ave., London, ON, N5Y 4N9.

Phone: (519) 438-1705.


Denominational Affiliations:

Western Ontario Mennonite Conference, 1953-1988

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, 1988-

Mennonite Church (MC), 1953-1999

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada, 1995-

Valleyview Mennonite Church Pastoral Leaders

Name Years
of Service
Alvin Roth 1953-1961
Ralph Lebold 1961-1974
Glen Horst 1970-1981
Millard Osborne 1982-1987
Mary Burkholder 1987-1991
Doris Weber (Interim) 1992
Harold Peters-Fransen 1992-2000
Young-Jee Na 2000-2004
Young-Ho Park 2000-2004
Russell Sawatsky 2001-2005
Gordon Scoville (Interim) 2006-2007
Kendall Jongejan Harder 2007-Present
Charleen Jongejan Harder 2007-Present

Valleyview Mennonite Church Membership

In 1965 there were 44 members; in 1975, 121; in 1985, 119; in 1995, 117; in 2000, 120; in 2003, 175.

Year Members
1965 44
1975 121
1985 119
1995 117
2000 120
2003 175
2011 163


Map:Valleyview Mennonite Church (London, Ontario, Canada)

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989

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Epp, Marlene. "Valleyview Mennonite Church (London, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 26 Apr 2018.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105298.

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Epp, Marlene. (January 1989). Valleyview Mennonite Church (London, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 April 2018, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105298.

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