Faith Mission Fellowship (Free Union, Virginia, USA)

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The Faith Mission Fellowship in in Free Union, Virginia, USA was established in 1976. The congregation started as a congregation located on the same site as the Faith Mission Home, a residential training facility for mentally handicapped children and adults. A mission was first established by the Oak Grove congregation of Aroda, Virginia, known as the Mission Home Christian Fellowship. This group relocated to Gap Mills, West Virginia and became part of the Mennonite Christian Fellowship. The Faith Mission Fellowship was then begun by the staff and voluntary service workers at the Faith Mission Home.

In 2019 the church was a member of the Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship and had a membership of 86. The bishop was Ivan R. Beachy, and the ministers were Jonathan Martin and Nathan Yoder.


"Amish Mennonite Churches in Virginia." The Beachy Amish Mennonites. 2013. Web. 8 February 2018.

Anderson, Cory. The Amish-Mennonites of North America: a portrait of our people. Medina, New York: Ridgeway Publishing, 2012: 86-87.

Anderson, Cory Alexander. "The Diffusion of Beachy Amish Mennonite Congregations in the US South: A Regional Chronicle and Spatial Analysis." Unpublished paper, 2006: 23-24. Web. 8 February 2018.

Mennonite Church directory (2017): 42; (2019): 42.

Yoder, Elmer S. The Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship Churches. Hartville, Ohio: Diakonia Ministries, 1987: 253-254, 364-365.

Additional Information

Address: 3510 Mission Home Lane, Free Union, Virginia

Phone: 434-985-4101


Denominational Affiliations:

Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship

Ordained Pastors at Faith Mission Fellowship

Name Years
of Service
Roman J. Mullet (Bishop) 1976-1980
Ivan R. Beachy
Nathan Yoder 1994-
Ralph Miller 1999-2013
Steven Byers 2014-2018
Jonathan Martin 2015-

Membership at Faith Mission Fellowship

Year Membership
1980 19
1985 27
1990 32
1995 51
2005 94
2010 99
2015 80
2019 86


Faith Mission Fellowship

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published April 2019

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Faith Mission Fellowship (Free Union, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2019. Web. 3 Apr 2020.,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=164988.

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