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Zion Mennonite Church (formerly General Conference Mennonite, now Mennonite Church USA), first located at 203 E. Broad St., Souderton, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, had its origin in 1887 as a small mission of Mennonite and unaffiliated families led by N. B. Grubb, pastor of the First Mennonite Church of Philadelphia. In 1892, with financial aid from the Eastern District Conference, a church was built 36 x 46 ft. In 1893 the congregation was organized with 19 charter members. The life and growth of the congregation is evident in the record of building renovations and expansion—1908, 1915, 1925, and 1940. In 1954 a 15-acre tract was purchased as a future expansion site, the purpose being to have an integrated church program ministering to the total needs of man - physical, mental, and spiritual. In 1958 the membership, mostly urban, was 655.

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Address: 149 Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA 18964

Telephone: 215-723-3592

Website: Zion Mennonite Church

Zion Mennonite Church Ministers

Minister Years
Allen M. Fretz 1893-1910
J. W. Schantz 1910-1916
Reed F. Landis 1916-1923
Grover T. Soldner 1923-1931
Ernest J. Bohn 1931-1944
Ellis Graber 1944-1959


Author(s) Ellis Graber
Date Published 1959


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Graber, Ellis. "Zion Mennonite Church (Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 13 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Church_(Souderton,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=79050.

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Graber, Ellis. (1959). Zion Mennonite Church (Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Church_(Souderton,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=79050.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1033. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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