Mountain View Mennonite Church (Salisbury, Pennsylvania, USA)

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The Mountain View Mennonite Church of the Casselman River region near Salisbury, Pennsylvania, is the oldest congregation of the Beachy Amish group. On 26 June 1927, the Old Order Amish Mennonite brotherhood in the Casselman River region of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, suffered a division, resulting in what were locally known as the Yoder (Old Order) and Beachy congregations. These were named after the respective ministers of that date. For more than 26 years each group maintained a one half interest in both the Flag Run (Elk Lick Township) and the Summit Mills (Summit Township) meetinghouses, each alternately holding regular services at each meetinghouse. But in 1953 the Beachy congregation, having sold their one half interest in the above-named meetinghouses to the Old Order group, built a new meetinghouse named Mountain View, 0.25 mile northwest of Salisbury, Pennsylvania.

In 1953 the Beachy congregation had 140 members. Bishop Eli D. Tice, Grantsville, Maryland, and ministers Norman D. Beachy and Noah E. Yoder, Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, composed the ministerial body. In 2013 the church was a member of the Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship and had 200 members. The church was led by Bishop Jerry L. Yoder and Ministers Merlin Beachy, David Kauffman, and Menno J. Yoder.


The Beachy Amish-Mennonites. "Amish-Mennonite Churches in Pennsylvania." Web. 6 December 2013.

Mennonite Church Directory 2013. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc., 2013: 43.

Additional Information

Address: 1154 St. Paul Road, Salisbury, PA (coordinates: 39.76451, -79.09621 [N 39 45' 52" W 79 5' 46"])

Phone: 814-662-4008 Denominational Affiliation:

Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship


Map:Mountain View Mennonite Church, Salisbury, Pennsylvania

Author(s) Erwin N. Hershberger
Sam Steiner
Date Published December 2013

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Hershberger, Erwin N. and Sam Steiner. "Mountain View Mennonite Church (Salisbury, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2013. Web. 19 Feb 2018.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=140739.

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Hershberger, Erwin N. and Sam Steiner. (December 2013). Mountain View Mennonite Church (Salisbury, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 February 2018, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=140739.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 254. All rights reserved.

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