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The Nickel Mines Mennonite Church (Biblical Mennonite Alliance) is located in a former mining community at 1981 Mine Road, Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The ministers of the Paradise District of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference bought and repaired an abandoned Episcopal meetinghouse, and services were started on 29 September 1935. In 1952 Paul C. Mast  was ordained as local pastor. The missionaries Edgar Denlinger and Irene Stauffer were from this congregation. The membership in 1956 was 40, with C. Marvin Eshleman as pastor.

In 2002 the Nickel Mines congregation left the Lancaster Conference to join the Biblical Mennonite Alliance.

In 2012 the leading minister was Leon K. Martin and the associate pastor was Ernest E. Mummau. The congregational membership was 70 and the average weekly attendance was 80.

[edit] Bibliography

Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "Directory of BMA Congregations." Web. 13 May 2012.

Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 40.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 1981 Mine Road, Paradise, PA 17562

Telephone: 610-593-2713


Denominational Affiliation: Biblical Mennonite Alliance

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{{Map:Nickel Mines Mennonite Church (Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA)]]

Author(s) Ira D. Landis
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published May 2012

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Landis, Ira D. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Nickel Mines Mennonite Church (Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2012. Web. 1 Jul 2016.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116312.

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Landis, Ira D. and Richard D. Thiessen. (May 2012). Nickel Mines Mennonite Church (Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 July 2016, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=116312.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 871. All rights reserved.

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