Bethel International Church Edmonton Oromo Congregation (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

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The Bethel International Church Edmonton Oromo Congregation was established in 2016 by Pastor Mezgebu Tucho, an Ethiopian-born church planter from the large Oromo ethnic group. He had earlier pastored an Oromo congregation in Toronto for seven years.

Bethel International became a member of Mennonite Church Alberta in 2018. Pastor Tucho said that he had worked with Meserete Kristos churches in Ethiopia when he was affiliated with the Full Gospel Church. This led him to seek affiliation with Mennonites in Canada.

In 2019 the congregation met Sunday afternoons at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Edmonton. The membership in 2019 was 40-45, with an average attendance of 30. Befikadu Shigut served as assistant pastor.

Bibliography

De Jong, Joanne. "Ethiopian church plant dreams big." Canadian Mennonite 23, no. 10 (13 May 2019): 24-25.

De Jong, Joanne. "Pastoral transitions in Alberta." Canadian Mennonite 23, no. 17 (30 September 2019): 25.

Wiebe-Neufeld, Tim. "Introducing!: Bethel International Church Edmonton Oromo Congregation." Mennonite Church Alberta. 28 February 2018. Web. 16 May 2019. http://www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca/announcements/introducingoromocongregation.

Additional Information

Address: 10014 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1W8

Phone:

Website

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Alberta

Mennonite Church Canada

Pastoral Leaders at Bethel International Church

Name Years
of Service
Mezgebu Tucho 2016-present
Befikadu Shigut 2019-present

Membership at Bethel International Church

Year Membership
2020 32


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published June 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Bethel International Church Edmonton Oromo Congregation (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2021. Web. 22 Oct 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethel_International_Church_Edmonton_Oromo_Congregation_(Edmonton,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=171774.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (June 2021). Bethel International Church Edmonton Oromo Congregation (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bethel_International_Church_Edmonton_Oromo_Congregation_(Edmonton,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=171774.




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