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
, 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.
|| Erland Waltner
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Waltner, Erland. "Kreider, Amos E. (1889-1976)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 4 Mar 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kreider,_Amos_E._(1889-1976)&oldid=92350.
Waltner, Erland. (1987). Kreider, Amos E. (1889-1976). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 March 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kreider,_Amos_E._(1889-1976)&oldid=92350.
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