The Amos Sherk Mennonite Church took shape when the minister Amos Sherk left the Anson Hoover Church in 1976 to become reunited with a group under the direction of deacon Tilman Hoover that had separated itself from Anson Hoover’s leadership some time earlier.
Amos Sherk, serving as voller Diener (unordained bishop) of the congregation, soon ordained Menno Brubacher (Anson Hoover’s son-in-law) and Jesse Bauman to the ministry. This arrangement lasted until 1986 when Tilman Hoover with around 70 baptized members chose to merge with the David Martin Group. Tilman Hoover resumed his deacon responsibilities there.
One year later the ministers Amos Sherk, Menno Brubacher and Jesse Bauman with a smaller group of members returned to the Orthodox Mennonites and relocated to Huron County, Ontario. Menno Brubacher was ordained a bishop among the Orthodox Mennonites in 2001.
The remaining members of this group, those that declined union with either the David Martin or the Orthodox Mennonites, regrouped under the leadership of Elam M. Martin (see the Elam M. Martin Mennonites).
See also Pure Church Movement
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Hoover, Peter. "Amos Sherk Mennonites (Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2010. Web. 19 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Amos_Sherk_Mennonites_(Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=79225.
Hoover, Peter. (July 2010). Amos Sherk Mennonites (Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 December 2013, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Amos_Sherk_Mennonites_(Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=79225.
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