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Kennedy Heights Mennonite Brethren Church (formerly known as Strawberry Hill Mennonite Brethren Church) originated in 1944. A number of members of the Vancouver Mennonite Brethren and other Fraser Valley churches had set up residence in Surrey and Delta Municipal Districts. They met in the Kennedy Hall in order to organize a new congregation. Rev. David Quapp chaired the first meeting on 11 November 1944. The congregation joined the British Columbia Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches in 1945, as well as purchased the Kennedy Hall, including 5 acres of land. The original building was added to many times and then in 1970, a new building was erected on the same property. The sanctuary seated about 400 people.

In the fall of 2002 the congregation decided to conclude its ministry and asked the provincial conference to utilize the church for a new church plant. In the spring of 2003 the congregation ceased to exist and those members who remained joined together with Cornerstone Community Church to form New Hope Christian Church. The new congregation met in the newly renovated Kennedy Heights sanctuary and was led by Cornerstone's pastor, Michael Brown.

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BC Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Directory 2003-04 & Annual Convention Minutes, May 2 & 3, 2003, Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, BC. Abbotsford: BC Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 2003.

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. "New Hope Christian Church." http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/british_columbia_archives/new_hope_christian_church_archives/ (accessed 6 January 2009).

Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 21; (11 November 1994): 18; (27 September 1996): http://old.mbconf.ca/mb/mbh3518/personal.htm (accessed 6 January 2009); (2 March 2001): http://old.mbherald.com/40-05/personalia.html?view=p (accessed 6 January 2009); (1 May 2001): http://old.mbherald.com/40-19/personalia.html (accessed 6 January 2009); (8 March 2002): http://old.mbherald.com/41-05/news-5.html?view=p (accessed 6 January 2009); (13 June 2003): http://www.mbherald.com/42/08/news-1.en.html (accessed 6 January 2009).

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Address: 11838-88th Ave., Delta, BC V4C 3C5

Phone: 604-596-8178

Denominational Affiliations:

Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1945-2003)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1945-2003)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1981-2002)

Kennedy Heights Leading Ministers

Minister Years
Gerhard Wiens 1945
A. H. Toews 1945-1947
H. D. Friesen 1947-1950
Paul Wiebe 1950-1960
Nick Willems 1961-1967
Rudy Janzen 1967-1970
Calvin J. Buehler 1970-1985
Art Willms 1986-1988
Henry Wiebe 1988-1991
Ken Dyck 1992-1996
Rey Nickel 1997-2000
Warren Schmidt 2001-2003

Kennedy Heights Membership

Year Members
1944  52
1950 94
1955 109
1958 123
1965 142
1975 171
1985 175
1995 147
2000 138


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published November 2009


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Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Kennedy Heights Mennonite Brethren Church (Delta, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2009. Web. 29 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kennedy_Heights_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Delta,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=88610.

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Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (November 2009). Kennedy Heights Mennonite Brethren Church (Delta, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kennedy_Heights_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Delta,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=88610.




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