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The Steele's Ave. Mennonite congregation in Markham, Ontario began services and formally organized in 1965. The congregation originated through division from the Reesor congregation of the Markham-Waterloo Mennonite Conference in 1965 over issues of doctrine, Sunday school and evangelism. The congregation joined with Cedar Grove Mennonite in 1986 to form Rouge Valley Mennonite Church.

In 1965 there were 36 members; in 1975, 51; in 1985, 54. It had been affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario from 1965 until the merger with Cedar Grove. The language of worship was English.

Pastoral leaders included: Newton Gingrich (1965); Emerson McDowell (1966-1976); George Reesor (lay leader, 1977); Paul Martin (1978-1979), Arthur Byer (1980-1985), and Steve Drudge (1986).

The congregation was located on Lot 1, Concession 2, Markham Township.

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Unpublished historical information kept by George Reesor; Records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989

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Epp, Marlene. "Steele's Ave. Mennonite Church (Markham, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 29 Sep 2016.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114340.

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Epp, Marlene. (January 1989). Steele's Ave. Mennonite Church (Markham, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 September 2016, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114340.

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