At the age of five he moved with his family to near Wakarusa, Indiana, where he graduated from high school as one of the first Mennonite (Mennonite Church) graduates in the midwest, then taught school for two years. In 1904 he was married to Susan Bailey, and ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church (MC), and in 1907 ordained a bishop. He became an influential leader in the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference and Mission Board, and was the leader in establishing numerous mission congregations in the state of Michigan, while serving as secretary of the district mission board.
|Author(s)||Harold S Bender|
Cite This Article
Bender, Harold S. "Bixler, Jacob K. (1877-1939)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 26 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bixler,_Jacob_K._(1877-1939)&oldid=104754.
Bender, Harold S. (1953). Bixler, Jacob K. (1877-1939). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bixler,_Jacob_K._(1877-1939)&oldid=104754.
Herald Press website.
©1996-2014 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.