The Fourth Avenue Bible Church in Niverville, MB began services in 1929, and formally organized on 8 October 1933. The first building was occupied in 1937, with a subsequent building program in 1970. Abram J. Janzen and John M. Friesen are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union.
The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1970s-1980s. A separate German worship service was held until September 1988 when this was replaced by a German Sunday school class. The congregation was known as the Niverville Mennonite Brethren Church until 2001.
The organization date of 1933 is from the John A. Toews book, although the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada information sheet disputes this, saying the actual organization meeting occurred in 1929. The congregation celebrated its 80th anniversary on 2 May 2010.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 41; (February 2011): 29.
Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. Fresno, CA, 1975: 162.
 Additional Information
Mailing address: Box 129, 62 4th Ave. South, Niverville MB R0A 1E0
Location: Corner of 1st Street South and 4th Avenue South, Niverville, MB
Website: Fourth Avenue Bible Church
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
Fourth Avenue Bible Church Leading Ministers
|Abram J. Janzen||1929-1932|
|Jacob. P. Epp||1934-1937|
|William W. Dyck||1939-1955|
|William W. Dyck||1965-1968|
|Victor Toews (interim)||1985|
|Jake Bergen (interim)||1995|
|Neil Block (interim)||2003|
|George Shillington (interim)||2004|
|Sieg Wall (interim)||2008-2010|
Fourth Avenue Bible Church Membership
|Date Published||March 2012|
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Neufeld, Herman and Marlene Epp. "Fourth Avenue Bible Church (Niverville, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 10 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fourth_Avenue_Bible_Church_(Niverville,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=76391.
Neufeld, Herman and Marlene Epp. (March 2012). Fourth Avenue Bible Church (Niverville, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 December 2013, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fourth_Avenue_Bible_Church_(Niverville,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=76391.
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