Belleville Amish Mennonite Church (Belleville, Arkansas, USA)

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The Belleville Amish Mennonite Church in Belleville, Arkansas, USA was established in 2001. The congregation started as a division from the Carrier Mills Amish Mennonite Church in Stonefort, Illinois.

When difficulties arose at Carrier Mills, a faction had leanings that were more conservative. Initially, this group held separate services in the community but eventually left, moving to Arkansas. They appealed to the Peniel Christian Fellowship in Ohio for help.

Peniel's influence changed some of the vision of the Belleville group, which then asked Rehoboth Amish Mennonite and other churches for assistance, churches slightly less conservative than Carrier Mills Amish Mennonite, but many being daughter churches of New Boston Amish Mennonite in Paris, Tennessee. These churches did provide assistance and recognition.

In 2018 the church was a member of the Berea Amish Mennonite Fellowship and had a membership of 72. The bishop was Marlin R. Farmwald, and the ministers were Ross A. Freeman and Daniel J. Stutzman.

Bibliography

"Amish Mennonite Churches in Arkansas." The Beachy Amish Mennonites. 2013. Web. 7 April 2018. http://www.beachyam.org/churches/ar.htm.

Anderson, Cory. The Amish-Mennonites of North America: a portrait of our people. Medina, New York: Ridgeway Publishing, 2012: 162.

Anderson, Cory Alexander. "The Diffusion of Beachy Amish Mennonite Congregations in the US South: A Regional Chronicle and Spatial Analysis." Unpublished paper, 2006: 47. Web. 7 April 2018. http://www.beachyam.org/librarybooks/Anderson(2006)_Diffusion.pdf.

Mennonite Church directory (2018): 53.

Additional Information

Address: 16707 West Old Belleville Road, Belleville, Arkansas

Phone: 479-495-3718

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Berea Amish Mennonite Fellowship


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published April 2018


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Steiner, Sam. "Belleville Amish Mennonite Church (Belleville, Arkansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2018. Web. 16 Jul 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Belleville_Amish_Mennonite_Church_(Belleville,_Arkansas,_USA)&oldid=160257.

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Steiner, Sam. (April 2018). Belleville Amish Mennonite Church (Belleville, Arkansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 July 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Belleville_Amish_Mennonite_Church_(Belleville,_Arkansas,_USA)&oldid=160257.




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