Bethel Fellowship (Paris, Tennessee, USA)
Bethel Fellowship is located in Cottage Grove, Tennessee, USA. The church originated in 1985 when 22 families split from the New Boston Amish Mennonite Church and the Locust Grove Amish Mennonite Church. The group used an old church located approximately 15 minutes from the New Boston and Locust Grove sites. Bishop Noah Wengerd, bishop in the New Boston and Locust Grove churches, was the first leader of Bethel Fellowship. When the Locust Grove Amish Mennonite Church closed, Bethel Fellowship moved into that meetinghouse.
Calvary Christian Fellowship was a daughter congregation and originated in 1992.
In 2018 the church had 85 members and was a member of the Maranatha Amish Mennonite Churches. The ministerial team included Bishop Lewis Bender, Jr., Ministers Menno Wagler and Nathan Byler, and Deacon Raymond Miller, Jr.
"Amish Mennonite Churches in Tennessee." The Beachy Amish Mennonites. 2013. Web. 9 April 2018. http://www.beachyam.org/churches/tn.htm.
Anderson, Cory. The Amish-Mennonites of North America: a portrait of our people. Medina, New York: Ridgeway Publishing, 2012: 91.
Anderson, Cory Alexander. "The Diffusion of Beachy Amish Mennonite Congregations in the US South: A Regional Chronicle and Spatial Analysis," 2nd draft (2006): 41-42.
Mennonite Church Directory (2014): 82; (2018): 91.
Address: 1286 Midway Road, Paris, TN
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||April 2018|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Bethel Fellowship (Paris, Tennessee, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2018. Web. 17 Feb 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethel_Fellowship_(Paris,_Tennessee,_USA)&oldid=160308.
Thiessen, Richard D. (April 2018). Bethel Fellowship (Paris, Tennessee, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 February 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethel_Fellowship_(Paris,_Tennessee,_USA)&oldid=160308.
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