In 1897, a group of Midwestern Amish and Mennonite families moved into the Denbigh area Denbigh neighborhood of Newport News, Virginia. In 1900, David Z. Yoder assisted the Amish families to establish the Providence Amish Mennonite Church. The congregation dedicated its church the following year. Founding members were David Z. Yoder, J. Z. Mast, C. K. Miller and D. S. Yoder. John S. Mast of Elverson, Pennsylvania served as bishop for 35 years.
The congregation had 31 members in 1957. Wilbur H. Smoker was minister.
Fifty Years: Building on the Warwick. Denbigh, 1947: 32-35.
Providence Mennonite Church. "A Short History of Providence Mennonite Church." 22 March 2013. Web. 29 March 2014. http://www.providencemennonitechurch.org/Home/History.
 Additional Information
Address: 13101 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602
Web site: Providence Mennonite Church
 Providence Mennonite Church Ministers
|Minister||Years of Service|
|David Zook Yoder||1900-1904|
|Orrie D. Yoder||1937-1943|
|Emery Glick (Deacon)||1946-1953|
|Ernest M. Godshall||1980-1996|
|R. Todd Bowman||2001-2003|
|Kenneth J. Peterson||2004-2010|
 Cite This Article
Gingerich, Melvin. "Providence Mennonite Church (Newport News, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Providence_Mennonite_Church_(Newport_News,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=116927.
Gingerich, Melvin. (1959). Providence Mennonite Church (Newport News, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Providence_Mennonite_Church_(Newport_News,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=116927.
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