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Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church (formerly Zoar Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church) of Inman, Kansas, was organized in 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Kornelson, who had been baptized two years earlier, were instrumental in organizing a group of 24 members. Jacob Klassen (d. 1918) was their first leader, and later elder. Others who have served as elders or leaders of the church are John Esau, K. D. Willems, D. C. Pauls, and A. L. Friesen. The first meeting place was a sod schoolhouse. In 1883 a church was built 5 miles southwest of Inman. The present building was built in 1901.

In 1957 the church had 209 members, with Arnold Ensz as pastor.

[edit] Bibliography

Plett, C. F. The Story of the Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church. Hillsboro, KS and Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1985: 139-143.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 400 South Walnut, Inman, KS 67546

Phone: 620-585-6999

Website: Zoar MB Church

Denominational Affiliation:

Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church (Until 1960)

Southern District of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1960-present)

United States Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1960-present)


Author(s) D. C Pauls
Date Published 1959


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Pauls, D. C. "Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church (Inman, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zoar_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Inman,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=117608.

APA style

Pauls, D. C. (1959). Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church (Inman, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zoar_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Inman,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=117608.




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