Bethany Mennonite Church (Stratford, Wisconsin, USA)

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In 1986 the Spencer Mennonite Church was forced to relocate when its building was purchased by the State of Wisconsin for a highway improvement project. The congregation bought property on County Road P near Stratford, Wisconsin. The first service in the new building was held in August 1986. 

In the mid-1990s the congregation began a weekly Bible study in the Federal Correctional Institution in Oxford, Wisconsin. The church also has a small parochial elementary school that is held in the church building.

The congregation has been part of the Midwest Mennonite Fellowship since the 1980s.

In 2014 the church had 48 members and was a member of the Midwest Mennonite Fellowship. The ministerial team included Bishop Ray Hoover, Ministers Scott Hoover and Matt Stoltzfus, and Deacon Luke Stoltzfus.

See also Spencer Mennonite Church (Spencer, Wisconsin, USA)


"Bethany, Stratford, Wisconsin." Midwest Mennonite Focus 20, no. 1 (January-February 1999): 6.

Mennonite Church Directory (2009).

Mennonite Church Directory 2014. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc., 2014: 96.

Mennonite Yearbook (1987-1993)

Additional Information

Address: EP168, County Road P, Stratford, Wisconsin

Phone: 715-687-4446

Denominational Affiliation:

Midwest Mennonite Fellowship

Bethany Mennonite Church Pastoral Leaders 

Name Years
of Service
Harold Overholt 1986-1991
Ray Hoover 1991- 
Nelson Weaver  1995- 

Bethany Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1990 17
2009 35
2009 48


Map:Bethany Mennonite Church, Stratford, Wisconsin)

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published February 2015

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