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The Canaan Fellowship Mennonite Church (originally Canaan Amish Mennonite Church), located five miles (eight km) southwest of Plain City in Canaan Township, Madison County, Ohio, is a Beachy Amish Mennonite church. It was organized 12 June 1938 with 23 members under the leadership of M. M. Beachy of Salisbury, Pennsylvania. Until the meetinghouse was built in 1940, meetings were held in a vacant farmhouse. The 1952 membership was 52. Ministers who had served the congregation to 1953 were Eldon Troyer, Robert Kauffman, and Emery Yutzy. The congregation suffered a division in 1953, when the more conservative half withdrew. The conservative group, which remained Beachy Amish, purchased the meetinghouse in 1960. The group who had retained the meetinghouse to that time, led by Emery Yutzy and Robert Kauffman, transferred to other congregations.

In 2009 Nelson W. Beachy was the Bishop; the membership was 106.



Mennonite Church Directory (2009): 20.

Yoder, Elmer S. The Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship Churches. Hartville, Ohio: Diakonia Ministries, 1987: 335-336.

Additional Information

Address: 9380 Amish Road, Plain City, Ohio

Phone: 614-873-8301

Denominational Affiliation: Beachy Amish Church


Map:Canaan Fellowship Mennonite Church (Plain City, Ohio)

Author(s) Emery Yutzy
Sam Steiner
Date Published March 2010

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Yutzy, Emery and Sam Steiner. "Canaan Fellowship Mennonite Church (Plain City, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2010. Web. 28 Apr 2017.,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=113262.

APA style

Yutzy, Emery and Sam Steiner. (March 2010). Canaan Fellowship Mennonite Church (Plain City, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 April 2017, from,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=113262.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 501. All rights reserved.

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