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The Red Lake Mennonite congregation began services and formally organized in 1959. The first building was occupied in 1972. Irwin Schantz is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by Northern Light Gospel Mission. The church became independent in 1990 and joined the Conservative Mennonite Conference in 1995.

In 2013 the congregation changed its name to Grace Community Church.

In 2013 the leading minister was Keith Graber.

[edit] Bibliography

Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2011. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2011: 54.

Horst, Mary. A Brief History of Northern Light Gospel Mission. Northern Light Gospel Mission, 1977, 15 pp.

Mullet, Mary. "Northern Lights." Research paper, Ontario Mennonite Bible Institute, 1960, 44 pp. Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 100 Hammel Road, Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0

Telephone: 807-727-2760

Website: Grace Community Church

Denominational Affiliation:

Northern Light Gospel Mission (1959-1990)

Conservative Mennonite Conference (1995-present)

Red Lake Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 16
1975 33
1985 58
1995 92
2000 88
2010 56

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Richard D. Thiessen
Sam Steiner
Date Published April 2012

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Epp, Marlene, Richard D. Thiessen and Sam Steiner. "Grace Community Church (Red Lake, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2012. Web. 26 Jun 2017.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105133.

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Epp, Marlene, Richard D. Thiessen and Sam Steiner. (April 2012). Grace Community Church (Red Lake, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 June 2017, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105133.

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