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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.

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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 Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 563, Reel 31.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 455 Geneva St., St. Catharines, ON, L2N 2H2

Telephone: 905-934-3398

Website: Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church

Denominational Affiliations:

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

Minister Years
Walter Unger 1964
Harvey Goosen 1965–1974
Paul Fast 1975
Rudy Bartel 1975-1981
Ed Wiebe 1981-1984
Paul Wartman 1985-1991
Murray Unruh 1992
Henry Petkau (interim) 1993
Gary Janzen 1994–1995
Waldo Pauls 1996-2005
Glenn Reid 2005-2008
Don Craw (interim) 2009-2012
Kevin Smith 2012-present

Fairview MB Church Membership

Year Members
1965 201
1975 406
1980 425
1985 403
1995 279
2000 297


Author(s) Marlene Epp
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. 27 Apr 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fairview_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114277.

APA style

Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (November 2012). Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 April 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fairview_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114277.




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