The Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church is an outgrowth of the Scott Street Mennonite Brethren Church, arising out of a desire to use the English language in worship. The congregation was officially organized in 1963 with 156 charter members. Wally Unger is considered the founding leader of the group. A meeting house was completed in 1964 and a parsonage was completed in 1965. In 1966 open air drive-in services were begun and a radio ministry in 1969. An addition to the meeting house was completed in 1968. From 1978 to 1987 the congregation operated a Nursery School. In 1980 they were partners in starting another congregation in the area, Fairview-Louth.
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. "Fairview MB Church." Web. 8 November 2012. http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/ontario_archives/fairview_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/.
Canadian Mennonite (5 May 1964): 3.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 50; (12 May 1989): 21; (10 June 2005): http://www.mbherald.com/44/08/transitions.en.html; (23 September 2005): http://www.mbherald.com/44/13/transitions.en.html.
When Your Children Shall Ask: A History of the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1957-1982 (1982): 62-64.
Archival RecordsCentre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 563, Reel 31.
 Additional Information
Address: 455 Geneva St., St. Catharines, ON, L2N 2H2
Website: Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church
Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1964-present)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-2002)
Fairview MB Church Leading Ministers
|Henry Petkau (interim)||1993|
|Don Craw (interim)||2009-2012|
Fairview MB Church Membership
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||November 2012|
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Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2012. Web. 31 Jan 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fairview_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114277.
Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (November 2012). Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 January 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fairview_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114277.
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