African Community Church of Lancaster (Manheim, Pennsylvania, USA)

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The African Community Church of Lancaster, Manheim, Pennsylvania, USA began in September 2001 as a congregation made up of members with roots in Eastern and Southern Africa, including Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The founding pastor was Samuel Wanjau who had originally been ordained by the African Inland Mission Association in Kenya.

After renting space for many years, most recently in the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church, the congregation purchased its own property in Manheim, Pennsylvania in 2020. This allowed the group to hold longer worship services, prayer meetings, and have increased space for children and youth activities.

In 2021 the congregation was part of the Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA. The minister was Sam Wanjau.

Bibliography

"African Community Church of Lancaster finds a home." Currents 41, no. 3 (Summer 2020):10.

Fretz, Chris. "JoinHands grant enables African Community Church of Lancaster to grow its ministries." Mennonite Men. 17 March 2021. Web. 4 November 2021. https://www.mennonitemen.org/joinhands/stories/joinhands-grant-enables-african-community-church-of-lancaster-to-grow-its-ministries.

Additional Information

Address: 8 West Colebrook Street, Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545

Phone: 717-341-1041

Website:

Denominational Affiliations: Atlantic Coast Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at African Community Church of Lancaster

Name Years
of Service
Samuel Wanjau 2001-present

Membership at African Community Church of Lancaster

Year Membership
2007 103
2020 55


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published November 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "African Community Church of Lancaster (Manheim, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2021. Web. 22 Jan 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=African_Community_Church_of_Lancaster_(Manheim,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=172528.

APA style

Steiner, Samuel J. (November 2021). African Community Church of Lancaster (Manheim, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 January 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=African_Community_Church_of_Lancaster_(Manheim,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=172528.




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