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[[File:VancouverMBChurch1950.jpg|400px|thumbnail|''Vancouver Mennonite Brethren Church, 1949-1950.<br />
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[[File:Southill.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''South Hill Church, 2010<br />
Creator: Henry J. Wiens (1885-1975)<br />
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Digitized by Hiebert Library. [http://callimachus.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15008coll27/id/30/rec/189 Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies]''.]]
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[[File:Southill.jpg|400px|thumb|right|''South Hill Church, 2010<br />
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Source: D. Giesbrecht'']]
 
Source: D. Giesbrecht'']]
The South Hill (formerly known as Vancouver) Mennonite Brethren (MB) congregation began services about 1935, and formally organized on 25 April 1937 with a few dozen members. The congregation was the first Mennonite Brethren congregation in Vancouver. The first building was occupied in 1945; the group initially met in a rented hall. The church basement was built in 1941; the sanctuary was completed in 1944. John Peters is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through the urbanization of Mennonites from the [[Fraser Valley (British Columbia, Canada)|Fraser Valley]]. [[Wiens, David B. (1908-1981)|David B. Wiens]] was pastor of the congregation from 1957 until 1968, when he became pastor of a daughter congregation, [[Culloden Mennonite Brethren Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)|Culloden Mennonite Brethren Church]]. Roughly 75% of the the church's membership followed Wiens to the new daughter congregation.
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In the spring and summer of 2007, [[Vancouver Mennonite Brethren Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)|Vancouver Mennonite Brethren Church]] began discussions with the English language congregation of [[Pacific Grace Mennonite Brethren Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)|Pacific Grace MB Church]] to talk about ways in which the two congregations could plant a new congregation. A joint task force was formed in July and a proposal to merge was presented to both congregations on 16 September 2007. Formal approval was given by the leadership of both congregations on 30 September, and a name, South Hill, was selected on 5 November 2007.
  
In the spring and summer of 2007, Vancouver MB began discussions with the English language congregation of [[Pacific Grace Mennonite Brethren Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)|Pacific Grace MB Church]] to talk about ways in which the two congregations could plant a new congregation. A joint task force was formed in July and a proposal to merge was presented to both congregations on 16 September 2007. Formal approval was given by the leadership of both congregations on 30  September, and a new name, South Hill, was selected on 5 November 2007.
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After six years, the congregation voted to disband on 16 June 2013. The church also agreed at that time to turn the building over to [[Christ City Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)|Christ City]], a new C2C church plant being birthed by [[Westside Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)|Westside Church]].
  
After six years, the congregation voted to disband on 16 June 2013. The church also agreed at that time to turn the building over to Christ City, a new C2C church plant being birthed by [[Westside Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)|Westside Church]].
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Mike Nishi served as pastor of the congregation from 2007 until 2013. Membership was 86 in 2010.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Canadian Mennonite</em> (November 24, 1961): 27.
 
 
Giesbrecht, Jacob. "History of the Mennonite Church at 43rd and Prince Edward: Address to the Congregation on the Occasion of its 20th Anniversary, Dec. 1, 1957," 2 pp. CMBS.
 
 
 
McMaster, Barrie. "Vancouver Church Closes, Bequeaths Building to New Plant." 5 July 2013. Web. 5 July 2013. [http://www.mennonitebrethren.ca/news/vancouver-church-closes-bequeaths-building-to-new-plant/ http://www.mennonitebrethren.ca/news/vancouver-church-closes-bequeaths-building-to-new-plant/].
 
McMaster, Barrie. "Vancouver Church Closes, Bequeaths Building to New Plant." 5 July 2013. Web. 5 July 2013. [http://www.mennonitebrethren.ca/news/vancouver-church-closes-bequeaths-building-to-new-plant/ http://www.mennonitebrethren.ca/news/vancouver-church-closes-bequeaths-building-to-new-plant/].
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Reporter</em> (August 23, 1976): 9.
 
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Brethren H</em><em class="gameo_bibliography">erald</em> (May 27, 1988): 17.
 
  
 
Nishi, Mike. "The tenth church plant of Pacific Grace MB Church: South Hill Church." Pacific Grace MB Church. 30 November 2007. [http://www.pgmbc.com/FamilyChats.html http://www.pgmbc.com/FamilyChats.html?id=The+tenth+church+plant+of+Pacific+Grace+MB+Church%3A+South+Hill+Church-Pastor+Mike+Nishi] (accessed 20 November 2009).
 
Nishi, Mike. "The tenth church plant of Pacific Grace MB Church: South Hill Church." Pacific Grace MB Church. 30 November 2007. [http://www.pgmbc.com/FamilyChats.html http://www.pgmbc.com/FamilyChats.html?id=The+tenth+church+plant+of+Pacific+Grace+MB+Church%3A+South+Hill+Church-Pastor+Mike+Nishi] (accessed 20 November 2009).
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<h3>South Hill MB Church Leading Ministers</h3>
 
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<tr> <th>Minister</th> <th>Years</th> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Frank Janzen</td> <td align="right">1936-1937</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>John J. Neufeld</td> <td align="right">1937</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Johann F. Peters</td> <td align="right">1937-1938</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Peter Reimer</td> <td align="right">1938-1939</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>David G. Quapp</td> <td align="right">1939-1943</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>[[Regehr, Heinrich (1898-1991)|Heinrich Regehr]]</td> <td align="right">1943-1944</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Henry J. Klassen</td> <td align="right">1946-1955</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Gerhard P. Warkentin</td> <td align="right">1955-1957</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>[[Wiens, David B. (1908-1981)|David B. Wiens]]</td> <td align="right">1957-1968</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Peter Rahn</td> <td align="right">1968-1969</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>[[Thielmann, Gerhard G. "George" (1909-1991)|Gerhard G. Thielmann]]</td> <td align="right">1969-1976</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Hans J. Wiens</td> <td align="right">1977-1980</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Ernst Janzen</td> <td align="right">1981-1986</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Abe L. Klassen</td> <td align="right">1987-1991</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Manfred Schmidt</td> <td align="right">1994-1997</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Johannes Stolz</td> <td align="right">1999-2007</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>Mike Nishi</td> <td align="right">2007-2013</td> </tr>
 
</table>
 
<h3>South Hill MB Church Membership</h3>
 
<table class="vertical listing">
 
<tr> <th>Year</th> <th>Members</th> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1939</td> <td align="right">110</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1945</td> <td align="right">250</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1950</td> <td align="right">215</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1954</td> <td align="right">683</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1960</td> <td align="right">620</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1965</td> <td align="right">536</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1970</td> <td align="right">140</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1975</td> <td align="right">196</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1980</td> <td align="right">173</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1985</td> <td align="right">183</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1990</td> <td align="right">159</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>1996</td> <td align="right">139</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>2000</td> <td align="right">125</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>2004</td> <td align="right">126</td> </tr>
 
<tr> <td>2010</td> <td align="right">86</td> </tr>
 
</table>
 
 
= Maps =
 
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[[Map:South Hill MB Church, Vancouver, BC|Map:South Hill MB Church, Vancouver, BC]]
 
[[Map:South Hill MB Church, Vancouver, BC|Map:South Hill MB Church, Vancouver, BC]]
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South Hill Church, 2010
Source: D. Giesbrecht

In the spring and summer of 2007, Vancouver Mennonite Brethren Church began discussions with the English language congregation of Pacific Grace MB Church to talk about ways in which the two congregations could plant a new congregation. A joint task force was formed in July and a proposal to merge was presented to both congregations on 16 September 2007. Formal approval was given by the leadership of both congregations on 30 September, and a name, South Hill, was selected on 5 November 2007.

After six years, the congregation voted to disband on 16 June 2013. The church also agreed at that time to turn the building over to Christ City, a new C2C church plant being birthed by Westside Church.

Mike Nishi served as pastor of the congregation from 2007 until 2013. Membership was 86 in 2010.

[edit] Bibliography

McMaster, Barrie. "Vancouver Church Closes, Bequeaths Building to New Plant." 5 July 2013. Web. 5 July 2013. http://www.mennonitebrethren.ca/news/vancouver-church-closes-bequeaths-building-to-new-plant/.

Nishi, Mike. "The tenth church plant of Pacific Grace MB Church: South Hill Church." Pacific Grace MB Church. 30 November 2007. http://www.pgmbc.com/FamilyChats.html?id=The+tenth+church+plant+of+Pacific+Grace+MB+Church%3A+South+Hill+Church-Pastor+Mike+Nishi (accessed 20 November 2009).

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 5887 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver BC V5W 2X8.

Phone: 604-325-3313.

Website: South Hill MB Church

Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches (1937-2013) 

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1937-2013)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1937-2002)

[edit] Maps

Map:South Hill MB Church, Vancouver, BC


Author(s) J. F. Redekop
Marlene Epp
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published July 2013



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Redekop, J. F., Marlene Epp and Richard D. Thiessen. "South Hill Mennonite Brethren Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2013. Web. 30 Aug 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=South_Hill_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Vancouver,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=132509.

APA style

Redekop, J. F., Marlene Epp and Richard D. Thiessen. (July 2013). South Hill Mennonite Brethren Church (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 August 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=South_Hill_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Vancouver,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=132509.




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