Hicksville Mennonite Church, a member of the Conservative Mennonite Conference, was formally organized in 1961 in Hicksville, Ohio. The Hicksville Church was a result of outreach in the Hicksville area by the Cuba Mennonite Church. Some of the Cuba Mennonite Church began to attend at the Hicksville fellowship to help in the outreach of the community. The first pastor for the Hicksville Mennonite Church was Henry Miller, with Ed Albrecht as its Bishop. Jesse Yoder and John Yoder were also involved in the oversight ministries of the Church, through the roles of bishop.
Ralph Yoder was the next pastor at Hicksville. He was instrumental in starting the Summer Bible School at the Church. Jake Schrock was called to be the next pastor. While Jake was the pastor, he along with others from the congregation was involved in a radio ministry. Jake gave leadership to the church for several years. Steve Eicher was licensed in 1986 to the role of pastor.
There have been many others through the years at the Hicksville Church who have been strategic in starting outreach ministries. On one occasion a brother of the church was relaxing one Sunday afternoon in his bed, when God called him to go to the Defiance county jail and minister to the inmates. The result of that obedience has grown into a jail ministry that several brothers over see.
The Hicksville Mennonite Church began a building program in 1986, and was completed in 1987.
In 2011 the leading minister was Steve Eicher and the congregational membership was 151.
Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2011. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2011: 49.
Hicksville Mennonite Church. "Our History." Web. 15 April 2012. http://www.hicksvillemennonite.org/about-us/history/.
Address: 230 W High St, Hicksville OH 43526-1032
Website: Hicksville Mennonite Church
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||April 2012|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Hicksville Mennonite Church (Hicksville, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2012. Web. 22 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hicksville_Mennonite_Church_(Hicksville,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=82022.
Thiessen, Richard D. (April 2012). Hicksville Mennonite Church (Hicksville, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 December 2013, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hicksville_Mennonite_Church_(Hicksville,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=82022.
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