Listowel Mennonite Church began services on 28 April 1963 with three families. The congregation originated as a church plant by the Mennonite Conference of Ontario because of Mennonite families were moving into the Listowel area to purchase inexpensive agricultural land. Their first services were held in the Listowel Memorial Arena auditorium. In the fall of 1963 the growing congregation moved to a building vacated by the Pentecostal Church which was moving to larger quarters. The congregation formally organized in 1964 and held a ground-breaking service for its new building in October 1965. Amsey Martin, who was also the pastor at Glen Allan Mennonite Church in 1963, served as the founding pastor of the congregation. The building was occupied in 1966 with a subsequent building program in 1981.
Amsey Martin is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and the Western Ontario Mennonite Conference.
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Archival RecordsMennonite Archives of Ontario, Waterloo, ON: Listowel Mennonite Church (https://uwaterloo.ca/mennonite-archives-ontario/congregations/listowel-mennonite-church-listowel).
Address: 465 Maitland Avenue South, Listowel, ON N4W 2M7
Website: Listowel Mennonite Church
Mennonite Conference of Ontario (1971-1988)
Mennonite Church (1971-1999)
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1995-present)
Listowel Mennonite Church Leading Ministers
|Minister||Years of Service|
|Jesse B. Martin (interim)||1970-1971|
|Rufus Jutzi (interim)||1976-1977|
|Doris & Rod Weber (interim)||1986-1987|
|Gordon Martin (interim)||1988|
|Jock & Pam Tolmay||1988-1991|
|Richard Yordy (interim)||1992-1993|
Associate Pastors have included Amanda Zehr (2012-present), Terry Lesser (2009-2011), Tyler Jantzi (2006-2009), Beth Ann Lichti (2004-2006), and Ruth Ann Carter (2000-2003).
Listowel Mennonite Church Membership
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||May 2013|
Cite This Article
Thiessen, Richard D. "Listowel Mennonite Church (Listowel, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2013. Web. 21 Apr 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Listowel_Mennonite_Church_(Listowel,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114261.
Thiessen, Richard D. (May 2013). Listowel Mennonite Church (Listowel, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 April 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Listowel_Mennonite_Church_(Listowel,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114261.
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