Bethel Mennonite Church (Apple Creek, Ohio, USA)

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Bethel Mennonite Church, Goudy Road, Apple Creek, Ohio, a Nationwide Fellowship Church (formerly an unaffiliated Mennonite congregation), had 49 members in 1958. Lester D. Amstutz was the bishop and Earl J. Amstutz the minister. It was organized in 1955 by members formerly belonging to the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church. Beginning 1 January 1956 services were held in the basement of the uncompleted church building. In 2006 the membership was 36.

In 2014 the church had 43 members and was a member of the Nationwide Fellowship Churches. The ministerial team included Ministers James E. Amstutz and Eugene Derstine and Deacon Earl J. Amstutz.


Mennonite Church Directory 2014. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc., 2014: 103.

Additional Information

Denominational Affiliation:

Nationwide Fellowship Churches

Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1959

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Gingerich, Melvin. "Bethel Mennonite Church (Apple Creek, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Nov 2023.,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=168253.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1959). Bethel Mennonite Church (Apple Creek, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 November 2023, from,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=168253.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1066. All rights reserved.

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