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The Bethel Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA) is located 3 ½ miles (5 km) north of Wayland in Washington County, Iowa. The church was dedicated 29 January 1950. The meetinghouse was built to accommodate the expanding Sugar Creek Church, near Wayland. Four ministers served it and the Sugar Creek Church jointly for several years. In 1951 the membership attending the Bethel Church totaled 130.

1959 Willard Leichty was released from Sugar Creek Mennonite Church to serve as pastor at the Bethel Church and on 8 November of that year he was ordained as bishop of the church.

In 2009 the church had 215 members, and the pastor was Phil L. Slabaugh.

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Address: 3185 Wayland Road, Wayland, Iowa

Phone: 319-256-8531

Website: Bethel Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Central Plains Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA


Author(s) Lester B Krabill
Date Published 1953


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Krabill, Lester B. "Bethel Mennonite Church (Wayland, Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 28 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethel_Mennonite_Church_(Wayland,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=102248.

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Krabill, Lester B. (1953). Bethel Mennonite Church (Wayland, Iowa, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethel_Mennonite_Church_(Wayland,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=102248.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 313. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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