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Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located in Harper County, Kansas, a member of the South Cen­tral Conference, was organized in 1888 with 15 charter members. The first meetinghouse, a frame structure, was built in 1897. The present meeting­ house was built in 1915. The first minister was Jacob Holderman. R. M. Weaver became pastor in 1907 and served the congregation for 39 years. Other ministers who have served the congregation are Andrew Good, Ephraim Shellenberger, Simon Hetrick, George Hinkle, Ben Horst, Noah Ebersole, J. P. Berkey, H. J. King, John Thut, Stephen A. Yoder, Wilbert Nafziger, and Waldo Miller (pastor in the late 1950s). B. F. Hamilton, S. C. Miller, T. M. Erb, David D. Miller, Milo Kauffman, and Gideon G. Yoder served the congregation as bishops. The membership, most of which is rural, was 188 in 1957.


Additional Information

Address: 1020 E 14th Street, Harper, KS 67058; Telephone: 620-896-2004.



Author(s) Gideon G Yoder
Date Published 1959


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Yoder, Gideon G. "Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church (Harper, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pleasant_Valley_Mennonite_Church_(Harper,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=67214.

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Yoder, Gideon G. (1959). Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church (Harper, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pleasant_Valley_Mennonite_Church_(Harper,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=67214.




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