Vincent Mennonite Church (Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA)
Vincent Mennonite Church (Mennonite Conference), located in East Vincent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, a member of the Franconia Mennonite Conference, was probably established in 1735. In 1798 John and Catherine Rhoades conveyed two acres of land to representatives of the congregation, and for a long time the meetinghouse was called the Rhoades Church. This meetinghouse was remodeled in 1858, and razed in 1889 when a new church, 35 x 55 ft. was built. The Vincent congregation was small. It is claimed that the steep-pitched roof (making it appear more church-like than most Mennonite meetinghouses) was built to facilitate the sale of the church in case the congregation died out. Sunday school and the English language were both adopted well in advance of the rest of the Franconia Conference congregations, and these two changes probably prevented the death of the church. The ministers of the congregation in 1958 were Amos Kolb, bishop, and Matthew Kolb and Jacob F. Kolb, preachers, with a membership of 152.
In February 1969 the decision began on building a new church. A building committee was appointed in October 1971, and a construction contract was signed 2 May 1973. In April 1974 the new building was occupied.
"Vincent Mennonite Church history." Vincent Mennonite Church. 2010. Web. 17 November 2016. http://www.vincentmc.org/about-us.html.
Wenger, J. C. History of the Mennonites of the Franconia Conference. Telford, 1937: 112-116.
Address: 39 Seven Stars Road, Spring City, PA 19475
Ordained Leaders at Vincent Mennonite Church
|Hans Jacob Bechtel (d. 1739)||?-1739|
|Martin Bechtel (1710-1786)||1739-1786|
|Jacob Funk (1761-1817)||?-1817|
|Abraham Haldeman (1780-1865)||1830-1842|
|Jacob B. Latshaw (1796-1867)||1832?-1867|
|David Buckwalter (1809-1891)||1854?-1891|
|Jacob H. Funk (1825-1894)||1863?-1894|
|John H. Latshaw (1827-1910)||1887-1910|
|J. Clayton Kolb (1874-1947)||1900-1904|
|Amos Kolb (1879-1973)||1906-1973|
|Henry G. Bechtel (1878-1948)||1914-1948|
|Matthew G. Kolb (1922-2013 )||1945-1988?|
|Jacob F. Kolb (1902-1993)||1948-1984|
|Charles S. Gogel (1912-1987)||1972-1983|
|Karl G. Glick (1943- )||1977-1994|
|Richard Lindberg (1949- )||1990-1994|
|Garland L. Meyers (1957- )||1994-1998|
|H. Wesley Boyer
Membership at Vincent Mennonite Church
|Author(s)||John C Wenger|
|Date Published||November 2016|
Cite This Article
Wenger, John C. "Vincent Mennonite Church (Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2016. Web. 26 Apr 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vincent_Mennonite_Church_(Spring_City,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=140896.
Wenger, John C. (November 2016). Vincent Mennonite Church (Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 April 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vincent_Mennonite_Church_(Spring_City,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=140896.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 828. All rights reserved.
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