New Holland Mennonite Church (Batesburg, South Carolina, USA)
The New Holldand Mennonite Church, Batesburg, South Carolina, USA, was founded by Sam Mast. He moved to the area with his family in 1986, and was involved in prison ministry. He eventually became a state prison chaplain. Some members continued to be active in the prison ministry.
The Mast family began having church services in their living room on Sundays and where joined by two other Mennonite families. When they outgrew the home, Sam and the other men built a garage that was used as a school and a church until a more permanent structure could be built. The group purchased land 4.5 miles (7 km) south of I-20 along Highway 39 where they built a metal building. This building served as a school during the week and a church on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. By 1997, there had been enough money saved to build a permanent sanctuary.
The New Holland Mennonite Church was an unaffiliated congregation before it joined the Biblical Mennonite Alliance in July 2009.
In 2015 the leading minister was Dale Mast, and the congregational membership was 94.
Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "BMA Congregational Directory with Pastors." August 2015.
Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "Directory of BMA Congregations." Web. 13 May 2012. http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/congregations.html.
"Church History." New Holland Mennonite Church. Web. 13 August 2016. http://newhollandmennonite.com/sample-page/.
Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 40.
Address: 2539 Old Ninety-Six Indian Trail Road, Batesburg, SC 29006
Website: New Holland Mennonite Church
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||May 2012|
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Thiessen, Richard D and Sam Steiner. "New Holland Mennonite Church (Batesburg, South Carolina, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2012. Web. 19 Sep 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=New_Holland_Mennonite_Church_(Batesburg,_South_Carolina,_USA)&oldid=140748.
Thiessen, Richard D and Sam Steiner. (May 2012). New Holland Mennonite Church (Batesburg, South Carolina, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 September 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=New_Holland_Mennonite_Church_(Batesburg,_South_Carolina,_USA)&oldid=140748.
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