Berean Fellowship Church (Youngstown, Ohio, USA)

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The Berean Fellowship Church (first known as Berean Mennonite Church) in Youngstown, Ohio, USA held its first service on 9 October 1961, though work on establishing a congregation in an African-American community had begun in 1959. Fred and Carolyn Augsburger were the first leaders of the congregation.

The first service in the sanctuary of the new building was held 15 August 1962, and the dedication service took place 7 October 1962.

The congregation held its final service on 1 July 2018 and sold its building to the Mercy Community Church.


"About us." Berean Fellowship Church. 2013. Web. 12 July 2018.

Berean Fellowship Church passes the baton." Ohio Mennonite Evangel 72, no. 4 (July/August 2018): 6.

Additional Information

Address: 1321 Lansdowne Blvd., Youngstown, Ohio 44505



Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church USA

Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA

Ordained Leaders at Berean Fellowship Church

Name Years
of Service
Fred E. Augsburger 1959-1982
William Brown 1982-1986
Wilson Baatuma 1986-1988?
Joseph Johnson 1990?-1999?
Jefferson Thomas 1999?-2004?
Samuel Olarewaju 2004?-2018

Membership at Berean Fellowship Church

Year Membership
1961 11
1971 51
1981 40
1991 24
2001 33
2007 33

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published July 2018

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Berean Fellowship Church (Youngstown, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2018. Web. 23 Sep 2020.,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=164997.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (July 2018). Berean Fellowship Church (Youngstown, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 September 2020, from,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=164997.

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