Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Sunday School, a mission endeavor of Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church and spearheaded by Vic Hiebert, began in the Brighton Public School in Waterloo, Ontario on 13 November 1960 with five students. Enrollment had increased to 12 students by March 1961 and then climbed to 19 that fall. A monthly family worship service also began that year. By the next fall, enrollment in the mission Sunday school had increased to 25 students. In 1966, the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church arranged for the Waterloo congregation to be independent.
The Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church (WMB) officially began 1 January 1967 with 43 charter members. Frank C. Peters conducted the organizational meeting on 8 January, assisted by Henry H. Dueck. The motto chosen by the Waterloo congregation was John 10:10.
A lot on Lexington Road in Waterloo was purchased by the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church in 1964, but construction did not begin until 1972. The dedication of the first building took place 27 May 1973. A major new addition, including a new sanctuary, was begun in 1988 and dedicated on 17 September 1989. The cost of the project was $2.3 million.
In 2001 the congregation established a church plant in the Victoria Hills section of Kitchener known as The Dwelling Place.
On 12 January 2010, Yvonne Martin, a nurse and member of WMB, was killed in the Haiti earthquake soon after they arrived to provide humanitarian aid in local communities.
Mathies, Nell. "New sanctuary dedicated." Mennonite Brethren Herald 28, no. 20 (27 October 1989): 19.
Mathies, Nell E. and Alyce Hiebert. "Waterloo MB Church marks milestone; holds commissioning." Mennonite Brethren Herald 40, no. 3 (2 February 2001): 16
"MB nurse dies in quake." Mennonite Brethren Herald 49, no. 2 (February 2010): 7.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (December 2012): 28; (March 2014): 21.
Mennonite Reporter (4 September 1989): 5; (23 January 1995): 1, 3.
Newton, Jim. "Dedication at Waterloo." Mennonite Brethren Herald 12, no. 12 (13 June 1973): 19.
"Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church." Mennonite Brethren Herald 27, no. 11 (27 May 1988): 49.
 Additional Information
Address: 245 Lexington Road, Waterloo, ON N2K 2E1
Website: Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church
Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1967-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1967-present)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1967-2002)
 Waterloo MB Church Leading Ministers
|Paul Loewen (interim)||2012-2014|
 Waterloo MB Church Membership
|Author(s)||Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||June 2014|
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Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. "Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2014. Web. 26 May 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waterloo_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Waterloo,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147302.
Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. (June 2014). Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waterloo_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Waterloo,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147302.
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