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Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church, ca. 1947-1952.
Creator: Henry J. Wiens (1885-1975)
Digitized by Hiebert Library. Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies

Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church, a member of the Pacific District Conference, was organized in the fall of 1918, when a number of recent settlers met in the home of Henry Kohfeld. Deacon Frank C. Penner, formerly of Escondido, California, also assisted in the organization. For a time the congregation met in private homes and later in the local school. In 1919 a tabernacle was built near the center of town at the corner of Kern and California Streets. The membership in 1958 was 522 with H. H. Dick as the pastor in charge and D. W. Nikkel as assistant pastor.

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Archival Records

Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Fresno, CA: Record Group CB530.

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Addres: 400 Kern Street, Shafter, CA 93263

Phone: 661-746-4969


Denominational Affiliation:

Pacific District Conference of M. B. Churches

U. S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Author(s) Ernest Siemens
Date Published 1959

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Siemens, Ernest. "Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church (Shafter, California, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Jun 2017.,_California,_USA)&oldid=146980.

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Siemens, Ernest. (1959). Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church (Shafter, California, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 June 2017, from,_California,_USA)&oldid=146980.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 509. All rights reserved.

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