Fairhaven Amish Mennonite Church (Milverton, Ontario, Canada)

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Fairhaven Amish Mennonite Church, 1980s

The Fairhaven Amish Mennonite congregation near Poole, Ontario, Canada, was established in 1974 by families from the Mornington Amish Mennonites Church. Differences had developed pertaining to personal conduct, and the "purity of the communion table." Some of the conduct issues related to use of tobacco and alcohol.

Bishop Melvin Roes and minister Leonard Jantzi of the Mornington congregation led about half the congregation to the new group. A new meetinghouse was constructed. The congregation also operates its own school.


Anderson, Cory. The Amish-Mennonites of North America: a portrait of our people. Medina, New York: Ridgeway Publishing, 2012: 48.

Mennonite Church directory (2017): 41.

Yoder, Elmer S. The Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship Churches. Hartville, Ohio: Diakonia Ministries, 1987: 369.

Additional Information

Address: Line 61, Milverton, ON N0K 1M0

Phone: 519-595-4012


Denominational Affiliations:

Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship

Ordained Leaders at Fairhaven Amish Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Melvin Roes (Bishop) 1974-2014
Leonard Jantzi 1974-1991
Ervin Horst 1979-2008
Joseph S. Kuepfer 1993-present
Arnold Jantzi (Deacon)
Steve Adams 2008-present
Steven Gerber 2008-present

Membership at Fairhaven Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1975 50
1985 61
1995 109
2000 130
2007 150
2017 163


Fairhaven Amish Mennonite Church

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published February 2018

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Fairhaven Amish Mennonite Church (Milverton, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2018. Web. 19 Feb 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fairhaven_Amish_Mennonite_Church_(Milverton,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165043.

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