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Amos E. Kreider, ca. 1938 Source: Mennonite Library and Archives 2003-0153
Amos E. Kreider: pastor, Bible teacher, influential conference and missions leader; was born 19 October 1889 to John H. Kreider and Magdalene Ebersole-Kreider, at Sterling, Illinois. He married Stella R. Shoemaker, Freeport, Illinois, on 5 September 1917; they were the parents of Robert S. and Gerald R. Kreider. Educated at Goshen College and Garrett Biblical Institute, A. E. Kreider returned to teach at Goshen College, 1917-1918, 1921-1923. He also taught at Bluffton College and Witmarsum Theological Seminary between 1923 and 1931 and at Bethel College (Kansas), 1935-1943. Ordained at Maplewood Mennonite Church, Topeka, Indiana on 5 May 1915, he served also as pastor at Science Ridge, Sterling, Illinois (1918-1921); College Church, Goshen (1921-1923); First Mennonite, Bluffton, Ohio (1931-1935); and Eighth Street, Goshen (1943 until retirement). Significant church board memberships include: Mennonite Board of Education (Mennonite Church, 1920-23); Board of Missions (General Conference Mennonite, 1935-53); Board of Mennonite Biblical Seminary (GCM, 1945-1962), in which he became a significant bridge in Mennonite Church-General Conference Mennonite Church relationships. Amos Kreider died 11 February 1976.

Author(s) Erland Waltner
Date Published 1987

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Waltner, Erland. "Kreider, Amos E. (1889-1976)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 24 May 2016.,_Amos_E._(1889-1976)&oldid=134069.

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Waltner, Erland. (1987). Kreider, Amos E. (1889-1976). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 May 2016, from,_Amos_E._(1889-1976)&oldid=134069.

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