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Langham Evangelical Bible Church, now in the town of Langham, Saskatchewan, was formerly known as South Bruderthaler Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church. The congregation began services in 1911, and formally organized in May 1925. Langham was affiliated with the Langham Bruderthaler Church north of Langham until 1924 when that church decided to adopt a different form of baptism and the South Bruderthaler, unable to accept that, decided to form a separate congregation. The first minister was Jacob R. Doerksen (died 1940).

The first building was occupied in 1912. On 3 August 1929, the original building was destroyed by fire. The basement of a new church was completed, but because of the Depression the superstructure could not be finished at that time. The basement served as the place of worship until 1942, when the remainder of the church was completed. A dedication service was held on 23 August 1942. In 1956 the church was moved to Langham. Renovations took place in 1960. The last morning service in the building was held on 25 August 1991. Evening services were held in the building for the next three months to accommodate the church that had purchased the building, St. Mark's Parish. The first service was held in the unfinished sanctuary of a new structure on 1 December 1991, and a dedication service was held on 13 June 1993.

The congregation was known as Langham Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church until 1977. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1950s.

[edit] Bibliography

Rempel, G. S. A Historical Sketch of the Churches of the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren. 1939, 109 pp.

Schmidt, Sarah. A Glimpse of the Past: Langham Evangelical Bible Church 1911-1986. 1986, 84 pp.

[edit] Additional Information

Mailing Address: Box 115, Langham, SK S0K 2L0

Location: 47 5th Avenue, Langham, SK

Phone: 306-283-4321

Website: Langham Evangelical Bible Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Evangelical Mennonite Brethren / Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches

[edit] Langham Evangelical Bible Church Leading Ministers

Jacob R. Doerksen, Langham EMB Church Minister, 1911-1940.
Source: Langham Evangelical Bible Church website.
Minister Years of Service
Jacob R. Doerksen 1911-1940
Edward H. Epp 1943
Abram P. Toews 1944-1948
John B. Guenter 1948-1949
William J. Peters 1951-1953
Jacob N. Hiebert 1954-1959
Cornelius A. Wall 1959-1966
Royal D. Schmidt 1966-1968
Randall Heinrichs 1968-1972
Edward Stoesz (interim) 1972
Loyal Schmidt 1972-1977
Frank F. Eidse 1978-1989
Darrell F. Derksen 1989-1994
Dan Koop 1995-1997
Ben Heppner (interim) 1998-2000
Brian Thiessen 2000-2002
Robert Russell (interim) 2002-2003
Dale R. Carson 2003-2006
Greg A. Guarnett 2007-present

Langham Evangelical Bible Church Membership

Year Members
1925 49
1955 110
1975 125
1985 134


Author(s) Melvin, Jacob N. Hiebert Gingerich
Marlene Epp
Date Published February 1989


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Gingerich, Melvin, Jacob N. Hiebert and Marlene Epp. "Langham Evangelical Bible Church (Langham, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 1989. Web. 18 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Langham_Evangelical_Bible_Church_(Langham,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=101838.

APA style

Gingerich, Melvin, Jacob N. Hiebert and Marlene Epp. (February 1989). Langham Evangelical Bible Church (Langham, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Langham_Evangelical_Bible_Church_(Langham,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=101838.




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