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Locust Grove Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), located five miles (eight km) northwest of Burr Oak, St. Joseph County, Michigan, is a member of the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. It was started as a mission station by the Shore congregation near Shipshewana, Indiana, about 1940. On 18 November 1945, the church was organized with 61 charter members, and Orvin H. Hooley was ordained as pastor. Lee J. Miller, bishop of the Shore congregation, served as bishop. The 1954 membership was 190. The first meetinghouse was built in 1941 and enlarged in 1950.

In 2008 the membership was 194; the pastors were Jim and Faith Carpenter.

Additional Information


29525 Findley Road

Burr Oak, Michigan



Denominational Affiliations:

Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference

[ Mennonite Church USA



Locust Grove Mennonite Church

Author(s) Orvin H Hooley
Date Published 1957

Cite This Article

MLA style

Hooley, Orvin H. "Locust Grove Mennonite Church (Burr Oak, Michigan, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 27 Jun 2017.,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=95828.

APA style

Hooley, Orvin H. (1957). Locust Grove Mennonite Church (Burr Oak, Michigan, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 June 2017, from,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=95828.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 384. All rights reserved.

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