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Peace Community Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA)(formerly Detroit Mennonite Gospel Mission), is located at 15800 Curtis Street. It was begun in 1926 by Mennonites who came to the city to secure employment. In 1927 the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference took over the work and built a small church. In 1930, it was transferred to the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities. Over 100 people had been baptized in the mission by the 1950s. The 1954 membership was 38. F. B. Raber was pastor 1930-1950, J. F. Erb 1950-1956, and C. Nevin Miller after 1956.

In 2007 the congreation was led by Evelyn E. Childs, and had a membership of 61.

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15800 Curtis St.

Detroit, MI 48235




African-American Mennonite Association

Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Author(s) F. B Raber
Date Published 1956

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Raber, F. B. "Peace Community Mennonite Church (Detroit, Michigan, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 23 Apr 2017.,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=83796.

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Raber, F. B. (1956). Peace Community Mennonite Church (Detroit, Michigan, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 April 2017, from,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=83796.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 40. All rights reserved.

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