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The Crestwood Mennonite Brethren congregation was founded in 1965 by the Alberta Mennonite Brethren Home Missions. In 1968 the congregation officially organized and joined the Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. They met in rented facilities until 1969 when they completed construction of their own meeting house. They allowed inter-Mennonite individual membership from 1975.

The congregation received members of the Seven Persons Church when that congregation dissolved in 1975.


[edit] Bibliography

Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 4; (13 September 1991): 16; (10 November 1995): 16; (4 February 2005).

Mennonite Reporter (23 February 1976): 3.

Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arm's Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987.

Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. 1975: 167.

Archival Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 337.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 2348 Dunmore Rd. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2A2

Phone: 403-526-5596

Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church Ministers

Minister Years
Abe Martens 1965-1970
W. Epp  1970-1973
Walter Wiens  1973-1977
D. Rempel  1977-1978
Jacob Penner  1978-1981
Elmer Thiessen (interim) 1982
David Rempel  1983
David Funk  1984-1989
Mark Jantzen  1990-1997
Murray Schmidt 1998-2004
Jim Miller 2005-2006 
John Willems 2007-present

Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church Membership

Year Members
1975 61
1985 74
1995 97
2000 100
2010 89

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Sam Steiner
Date Published March 2012

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Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. "Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 28 Jun 2017.,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=86964.

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Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. (March 2012). Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 June 2017, from,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=86964.

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