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Lick Creek Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), affiliated with the South Central Mennonite Conference and located in Camden County, Missouri, was organized on 10 January 1939, with 20 members. The 1955 membership was 18. Summer Bible schools were conducted each year after 1936. The pastor was J. P. Brubaker from 1930 until the congregation closed. The work was started just before World War I under the direction of John R. Shank and H. A. Diener. The first bishop was J. C. Driver, later followed by J. R. Shank. Services were held occasionally in adjoining communities.

The location of the church was very rural and not readily accessible after the building of the Bagnell Dam that created the Lake of the Ozarks in 1930. Although the congregation continued for another 35 years, it remained very small. The congregation's last service was held 4 November 1967.


Erb, Paul. South central frontiers: a history of the South Central Mennonite Conference. Scottdale, Pa. ; Kitchener, Ont. : Herald Press, 1974: 135-137.

Author(s) J. Protus Brubaker
Sam Steiner
Date Published February 2008

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Brubaker, J. Protus and Sam Steiner. "Lick Creek Mennonite Church (Edwards, Missouri, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2008. Web. 23 Jun 2017.,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=83185.

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Brubaker, J. Protus and Sam Steiner. (February 2008). Lick Creek Mennonite Church (Edwards, Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 June 2017, from,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=83185.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 336. All rights reserved.

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