Bethel Fellowship (Cottage Grove, Tennessee, USA)

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Bethel Fellowship is located in Cottage Grove, Tennessee, USA. The church originated in 1985 when 22 families split from the New Boston Amish Mennonite Church and the Locust Grove Amish Mennonite Church. The group used an old church located approximately 15 minutes from the New Boston and Locust Grove sites. Bishop Noah Wengerd, bishop in the New Boston and Locust Grove churches, was the first leader of Bethel Fellowship.

Calvary Christian Fellowship was a daughter congregation and originated in 1992.

In 2014 the church had 80 members and was a member of the Maranatha Amish Mennonite Churches. The ministerial team included Bishop Lewis Bender, Jr., Ministers Menno Wagler and Nathan Byler, and Deacon Raymond Miller, Jr.


Anderson, Cory Alexander. "The Diffusion of Beachy Amish Mennonite Congregations in the US South: A Regional Chronicle and Spatial Analysis," 2nd draft (2006): 41-42.

Mennonite Church Directory 2014. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc., 2014: 82.

Additional Information

Address: 550 Center School Road, Cottage Grove, TN

Phone: 731-782-3383

Denominational Affiliation:

Maranatha Amish Mennonite Churches

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published March 2015

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