The Erb Street Mennonite Church, located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, was organized by settlers who came from Pennsylvania in 1810-1825--David Eby, Jonas Bingeman and Samuel Schantz. Services were held in homes as early as 1837. The meetinghouse was built in 1851 about two miles west of Waterloo and was known as the David Eby Church. In 1902 a new church was built in town, which was rebuilt and enlarged in 1950. In was known for many years as the Waterloo Mennonite Church. Among the earlier leaders were the ministers, Elias Schneider, Jonas Snider and Noah Hunsberger, and the deacons Abram Hunsberger and Noah Weber. Later leaders included Newton Weber, Jesse B. Martin and Clare Shantz.
It was within the Waterloo congregation that the first evangelistic meetings were held in private homes, about 1885. In 1886 a Sunday school was held in a schoolhouse, and later in the David Eby Church. Also in 1890 "edification meetings"began in privae homes. Foreign missionaries from the congregation included Lewis S. Weber and his wife, and Edna Good in South America.
Burkholder, L. J. A Brief History of the Mennonites in Ontario. Kitchener, Ontario: Mennonite Conference of Ontario, 1935: 95-98.
Hunsberger, Albert and Greta. A Brief History of the David Eby Church and Erb Street Mennonite at Waterloo, Ontario from 1851-1976. The Church, 1976.
Kessler, Karl. Path of a People: Erb Street Mennonite Church 1851-2001. Waterloo, Ontario: Erb Street Mennonite Church, 2001.
Archival RecordsChurch records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
 Additional Information
Address: 131 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON N2L 1T7
Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec (1851-1988)
Mennonite Church (1898-1999)
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
 Erb St. Mennonite Church Pastors
|Jacob M. Oberholtzer||ca. 1840-ca. 1870|
| Jonas Snider
|Noah Hunsberger|| 1900-1920|
| Jesse B. Martin
| Richard Yordy
| Allan Rudy-Froese
| Laurence Martin
| Sandi Hannigan
| Matthew Bailey-Dick
| Tanya Dyck Steinman
| Gord Alton
| Jenny Csinos
| Gary Knarr
 Erb St. Mennonite Church Membership
|Author(s)||Jesse B. Martin|
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Martin, Jesse B.. "Erb Street Mennonite Church (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 18 Apr 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Erb_Street_Mennonite_Church_(Waterloo,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=131254.
Martin, Jesse B.. (1955). Erb Street Mennonite Church (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 April 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Erb_Street_Mennonite_Church_(Waterloo,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=131254.
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