Towamencin Mennonite Church (Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, USA)
Towamencin Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a member of the Franconia Mennonite Conference. Jacob Godshalk, who served as the first bishop for the Mennonites of America from 1708, settled in the present Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1713 or earlier. By 1728 the first Towamencin Mennonite meetinghouse had been built. About 1804 this building burned to the ground. In 1805 a stone building was erected, replaced about sixty years later. The present meetinghouse, the fourth, was built in 1925, 50 x 74 feet. The Towamencin pulpit seems to have been supplied by the Skippack preachers until 1876, when Christian Allebach (1841-1917) was ordained to the ministry. In 1958 the minister was Ellis L. Mack, with a membership of 219.
Wenger, J. C. History of the Mennonites of the Franconia Conference. Telford, 1937: 148-53.
Address: 1980 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville PA 19443
Website: Towamencin Mennonite Church
Ordained Leaders at Towamencin Mennonite Church
|Christian B. Allebach (1841-1917)||1876-1917|
|Jacob C. Stover (1835-1919)||1888-1919|
|Isaac C. Kulp (1867-1941)||1912-1941|
|C. Warren Moyer (1881-1949)||1917-1949|
|William B. Anders (1915-2016)||1939-1950|
|Ellis L. Mack (1911-2005)||1949-1974|
|Harold M. Fly (1921-1997)||1961-1988|
|John L. Freed (1930-1999)||1971-1976|
|Glenn M. Alderfer (1941- )||1982-1993|
|Russel M. Detweiler (1928-2011)||1993-2005|
|Steven Nyce (1954- )||1994-2004|
|Robert L. Petersheim (Interim)||2005-2006|
|Mike Clemmer (1961- )||2006-present|
|William G. Martin||2013-present|
Membership at Towamencin Mennonite Church
|Author(s)||John C Wenger|
Cite This Article
Wenger, John C. "Towamencin Mennonite Church (Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 18 Nov 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Towamencin_Mennonite_Church_(Kulpsville,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=140835.
Wenger, John C. (1959). Towamencin Mennonite Church (Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 November 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Towamencin_Mennonite_Church_(Kulpsville,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=140835.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 739. All rights reserved.
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