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Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church (MC), Quakertown, Pennsylvania, began as a mission in 1931 after several young men circulated a monthly tract The Way," in the community then populated with Italians, other southern Europeans, Native Americans and African Americans. Linford D. Hackman was named the first superintendent; future pastor Abram K. Landis was secretary-treasurer of the first Sunday school.

Rocky Ridge became a congregation of the Franconia Mennonite Conference in 1949. The meetinghouse was built in 1948; there was a subsequent building project in 1972. In 1950 Ernest K. Moyer became the pastor, and served for over 40 years. He also established a chick hatchery nearby.

James and Rowena Lark were members of this congregation before they were asked by the denomination to lead a work to African-Americans in Chicago.

In 1951 Quakertown Christian School was established.

[edit] Bibliography

Ruth, John L. Maintaining the right fellowship: a narrative account of life in the oldest Mennonite community in North America. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1984: 522.

Wenger, J. C. History of the Mennonites of the Franconia Conference. Scottdale, Pa.: Mennonite Pub. House, 1938. Reprinted Lititz, PA?: Publication Board of the Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church], 1985: 335.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 114 Rocky Ridge Road, Quakertown PA 18951

Phone: 215-536-1269

Website: http://www.rockyridge.church/

Denominational Affiliations: Franconia Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

[edit] Ordained Leaders at Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Abram K. Landis (1908-2005) 1942-1952
J. Lester Eshleman (1921-2009) 1948-1952
Ernest K. Moyer (1916-1994) 1950-1992?
Larry G. Moyer 1988-2004
Robert D. Cooper (Associate) 2002-2005
 ?  ?
Franco Salvatori 2011-present

[edit] Membership at Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1955 100
1965 57
1975 74
1985 114
1995 116
2005 160
2015 160

[edit] Map

Map:Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA)

[edit] Original Article from Mennonite Encyclopedia

Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 350. All rights reserved.

Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church (MC), located 2 miles southeast of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, began as a mission in 1931, with Linford D. Hackman as superintendent. It became a congregation of the Franconia Mennonite Conference in 1949. The meetinghouse was built in 1948, services having previously been held in a private home. The membership in 1957 was 87; Ernest K. Moyer and Abram K. Landis were the ministers in charge. -- Ernest K. Moyer


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published October 2016


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Steiner, Sam. "Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2016. Web. 3 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rocky_Ridge_Mennonite_Church_(Quakertown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=139621.

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Steiner, Sam. (October 2016). Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rocky_Ridge_Mennonite_Church_(Quakertown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=139621.




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