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The Vernon Community Church in Vernon, British Columbia began services in October 1994 and formally organized in 1995. Bert and Heather Kamphuis are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated from outreach by the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Board of Church Extension.

Attendance reached 100 but after disagreements among the church leadership, many people left the congregation and attendance dropped to 25. By 1995 membership had dropped from 16 to 6 members. From 1996 to 1997 Douglas Braun served as congregational leader and in 1997 this church closed after some internal leadership difficulties.

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Mennonite Brethren Herald (24 June 1994): 19; (30 September 1994): 19; (10 February 1995): 21; (9 February 1996): 12.

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Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1995-1997)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1995-1997)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1995-1997)

Vernon Community Church Leading Ministers

Minister Years
Bert Kamphuis 1994-1996
Douglas Braun 1996-1997


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Hugo Friesen
Date Published November 2009


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Steiner, Sam and Hugo Friesen. "Vernon Community Church (Vernon, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2009. Web. 19 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vernon_Community_Church_(Vernon,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=115018.

APA style

Steiner, Sam and Hugo Friesen. (November 2009). Vernon Community Church (Vernon, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vernon_Community_Church_(Vernon,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=115018.




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