In the spring and summer of 2007, Vancouver MB 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 new 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.
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Address: 5887 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver BC V5W 2X8.
Website: South Hill MB Church
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1937-present)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1937-2002)
South Hill MB Church Leading Ministers
|John J. Neufeld||1937|
|Johann F. Peters||1937-1938|
|David G. Quapp||1939-1943|
|Henry J. Klassen||1946-1955|
|Gerhard P. Warkentin||1955-1957|
|David B. Wiens||1957-1968|
|Gerhard G. Thielmann||1969-1976|
|Hans J. Wiens||1977-1980|
|Abe L. Klassen||1987-1991|
South Hill MB Church Membership
|Author(s)||J. F., Marlene Epp Redekop|
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||July 2013|
Cite This Article
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. 10 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=South_Hill_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Vancouver,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=78467.
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 10 March 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=South_Hill_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Vancouver,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=78467.
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