Bean Blossom Community Church (Morgantown, Indiana, USA)

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Bean Blossom Mennonite Church (Conservative Mennonite Conference) is located in Bean Blossom, a village in Jackson Township, Brown County. The building, which in 1954 was 107 years old, was occupied by the Presbyterian Church until approximately 1941. In May 1945 the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Mission Board began permanent work there by ordaining and placing there Charles C. Haarer of the Shore congregation, Lagrange County, Indiana. The total baptized membership in 1953 was 34.

The congregation was part of the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference until about 2003 when it joined the Conservative Mennonite Conference. The pastor in 2016 was Jeff Miller; the membership was 49.

In 2017 the congregation changed its name to Bean Blossom Community Church.


Fisher, Larry. The Bean Blossom Mennonite/Community Church 1945 – 2020: 75 years of history (and a little more). Morgantown, Ind.: The Church, 2020.

Additional Information

Address: 5046 N. State Rd 135, Morgantown, IN 46160

Phone: 812-988-7359


Denominational Affiliation: Conservative Mennonite Conference

Bean Blossom Mennonite Church Ministers

Minister Years of Service
Charles Haarer (1916-2004) 1945-1970
Henry Wagler (1919-2012) 1970-1974
Randall "Randy" L. Nafziger 1974-1979
Henry Wagler 1979-1980
Walter John Funk (1926-1996) 1980-1986
Henry Wagler 1986-1987
Gary Lee Link 1987-2014
Jeffrey Scott Miller 2016-2022?
Mike Southards 2023-present


Map:Bean Blossom Mennonite Church (Morgantown, Indiana)

Author(s) Charles C. Haarer
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published April 2024

Cite This Article

MLA style

Haarer, Charles C. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Bean Blossom Community Church (Morgantown, Indiana, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2024. Web. 22 Apr 2024.,_Indiana,_USA)&oldid=178656.

APA style

Haarer, Charles C. and Samuel J. Steiner. (April 2024). Bean Blossom Community Church (Morgantown, Indiana, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 April 2024, from,_Indiana,_USA)&oldid=178656.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 255. All rights reserved.

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