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Woodland Mennonite Church, Basye, Virginia.
Photo by Elwood Yoder; used with permission.
Source: Mennonite Archive of Virginia

Woodland Mennonite Church (formerly Woodland Tabernacle) is a Mennonite (Mennonite Church) rural mission church 4 miles north of Orkney Springs, near Jerome, Shenandoah County, Virginia, founded in 1920 under the Vir­ginia Mennonite Conference. An inexpensive building was erected here in 1944 to care for the work that was formerly carried on at the Lindamood schoolhouse. The membership here is the outgrowth and rem­nant of the Powder Spring congregation, which was located several miles south of this place.

The membership in 1958 was 22, with James E. Gross (1900-1963) in charge. In 2014 membership was 12 with Rodney Lebron serving as minister.

Additional Information

Address: 3715 Alum Springs Road, Basye VA 22810-2049

Phone: 540-856-2432

Denominational Affiliation:

Virginia Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Author(s) Timothy Showalter
Date Published 1959

Cite This Article

MLA style

Showalter, Timothy. "Woodland Mennonite Church (Basye, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 May 2016.,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=117466.

APA style

Showalter, Timothy. (1959). Woodland Mennonite Church (Basye, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=117466.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 977. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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