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Ohio Mennonite Mission Board (Mennonite Church) was organized in 1920 and held its first annual meeting in that year. The first president of the board was A. J. Steiner. Other officers were J. S. Gerig, S. E. Allgyer, Eli D. Yoder, and E. B. Stoltzfus. The Orrville Mennonite Church is the outgrowth of the first full-time mission project under the Ohio board. The Ohio Evangel, which the Board published bimonthly, reported the activities of the organization as well as news from its mission congregations. In 1957 the Ohio Mennonite Mission Board had the following eight missions: Fairpoint (at Fairpoint), Hillside Chapel (Jackson), Kennedy Avenue (Dayton), Lower Owl Creek (Lucasville), Pine Grove (Vinton), Rockview (Youngstown), St. John's Chapel (Logan), and Warneke Chapel (Pedro). Outside of the jurisdiction of the board were 24 outposts of congregations which were members of the board. The Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities operated five additional missions in Ohio.

Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1959

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Gingerich, Melvin. "Ohio Mennonite Mission Board." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Mar 2017.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1959). Ohio Mennonite Mission Board. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 March 2017, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 32. All rights reserved.

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