Bethel Mennonite Church (Hydro, Oklahoma, USA)

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Bethel Mennonite Church (Alliance of Mennonite Evangelical Congregations), located in Hydro, Caddo County, Oklahoma, was organized 10 July 1906 as the Bethel Gemeinde with 15 families who lived southeast of Hydro, with Gerhard Dick as its first pastor. It was a member of the Western District Conference and in 1952 had a membership of 53. Four ministers had served the congregation to 1953, Waldo W. Kaufman being its pastor at that time. In 2009 Raymond Unruh was the pastor; membership was 100.

After the 2012 Western District Conference annual meeting, Bethel Mennonite Church left the conference on 9 September 2012, believing that conference leaders and delegates had departed from biblical authority and failed to follow the denomination’s Confession of Faith and Membership Guide­lines. It later joined the Alliance of Mennonite Evangelical Congregations.


Schrag, Paul. "Western District Loses 7 Churches in a Year." Mennonite World Review (24 June 2013).

Additional Information

Address: 6th & Coffey, Hydro, Oklahoma

Phone: 405-663-2749

Denominational Affiliations:

Western District Conference (until 2012)

Mennonite Church USA (until 2012)

Alliance of Mennonnite Evangelical Congregations


Map:Bethel Mennonite Church (Hydro, Oklahoma)

Author(s) Waldo W Kaufman
Date Published March 2014

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Kaufman, Waldo W. "Bethel Mennonite Church (Hydro, Oklahoma, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2014. Web. 29 Nov 2023.,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=175659.

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Kaufman, Waldo W. (March 2014). Bethel Mennonite Church (Hydro, Oklahoma, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 November 2023, from,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=175659.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 312. All rights reserved.

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