Swanton Mennonite Fellowship (Swanton, Maryland, USA)
Swanton Mennonite Fellowship Church is located in Swanton, Maryland, USA. The church originated in 1985 as an outreach of families from a variety of locations. The first ordained person to help organize the congregation was John Smucker from the Gospel Light Fellowship.
The first services were held 31 March 1985, with formal organization taking place 23 June 1985. Initially the congregation met in Deer Park, Maryland and Mountain Lake Park, Maryland before building a meetinghouse at Swanton in 1986.
In 2001 a division occurred when Bishop Millard Yoder and eight families withdrew to form a separate group that ultimately did not survive.
In 2018 the church had 61 members and was a member of the Mennonite Christian Fellowship. The ministerial team included Bishop Eli A. Hershberger, Ministers Jason E. Kanagy and Urie Kanagy, and Deacons Isaac S. Stoltzfus and John Beiler.
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Address: 580 O'Brien Road, Swanton, MD
Ordained Ministers at the Swanton Mennonite Fellowship
|Eli A. Hershberger (Bishop)||2008-present|
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Samuel J. Steiner|
|Date Published||October 2018|
Cite This Article
Thiessen, Richard D and Samuel J. Steiner. "Swanton Mennonite Fellowship (Swanton, Maryland, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2018. Web. 5 Apr 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Swanton_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Swanton,_Maryland,_USA)&oldid=165938.
Thiessen, Richard D and Samuel J. Steiner. (October 2018). Swanton Mennonite Fellowship (Swanton, Maryland, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 April 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Swanton_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Swanton,_Maryland,_USA)&oldid=165938.
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