The Wallenstein Bible Chapel at Wallenstein, Ontario began services about 1933, and formally organized in 1934. The first building was occupied in 1939, with a subsequent building program in 1968. Henry Janzen and Frank Guthrie are considered founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by Plymouth Brethren and individuals.
Wallenstein Bible Chapel began as a Sunday school in Hawkesville with strong appeal to conservative Mennonite groups. In the early years the group's strongest links were to the Mennonite Brethren and the Brethren Assemblies.
Elder John M. Martin served as a early congregational leader. The congregation has been affiliated with the Plymouth Brethren. The language of worship is English.
The church is located .7 km south of Wallenstein on Waterloo Regional Road 10.
Brubacher, Jim. "A 'Strange Spirit' Challenges the Foundation of the Old Order Mennonite Expression of Faith." Research paper, Waterloo, Mennonites in Canada collection, "1970-Old Order," Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Hiebert, Esther. "History of the Markham-Waterloo Conference." Research paper, 1980, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 62 pp. Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Martin, David. A. "Mennonite Fundamentalism and the Hawkesville Brethren: An examination of the origins of the Wallenstein Bible Chapel and its impact on the local Mennonite Community." Waterloo Historical Society 91 (2003): 155-181. The complete version is available in full text at http://jubilation.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/history/hawkesville.pdf (accessed 31 December 2013).
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|Date Published||April 1986|
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