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Mennonite Church Buildings, Inc., a nonprofit corporation formed in 1956 as a subsidiary of Mennonite Mutual Aid, a standing committee of the Mennonite (MC) General Conference, to take over the assets of Mennonite Educational Buildings, Inc., and to continue its program of aiding in the financing of college buildings with the enlargement of scope to include all types of church buildings, such as meetinghouses and buildings for missions and publishing purposes. The initial officers were Abram Hallman (Akron, Pennsylvania) president, H. Ernest Bennett (Elkhart) vice-president, Harold L. Swartzendruber (Goshen) secretary-treasurer. Additional members of the board of directors were Melvin Lauver (Akron, Pennsylvania), Joseph Buzzard (Scottdale), William Yoder (Columbiana, Ohio), and Howard Mellinger (Sterling, Illinois).

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1957

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Bender, Harold S. "Mennonite Church Buildings, Inc.." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 30 Apr 2017.,_Inc.&oldid=89695.

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Bender, Harold S. (1957). Mennonite Church Buildings, Inc.. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 April 2017, from,_Inc.&oldid=89695.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 616-617. All rights reserved.

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