Bloomfield Mennonite Church (Bloomfield, Iowa, USA)

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The Bloomfield Mennonite Church southeast of Bloomfield, Iowa, USA was established in 1995 as a mission congregation of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The impetus followed the conversion of an Amish-background man from the Bloomfield area at the Jamesport, Missouri congregation. Both the Colonization Board and Mission Board of the denomination approved the formation of a congregation. Families gradually moved from Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, and elsewhere.

For a time, the small group traveled to Jamesport on Sundays for worship. By the end of 1995, the group met one week at the local mission house, and the other week traveled to Jamesport. Minister Cecil Nightingale and his family arrived in November 1996, providing the first local ordained leadership.

In 1998 the congregation bought five acres of land southeast of Bloomfield and began constructing a church in November of that year.

The congregation also operates the Bloomfield Mennonite School.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Weldon Becker and Daryl Toews.


Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (1996-2020).

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 243-245.

Additional Information

Address: 22280 Mallard Ave., Bloomfield, Iowa 52537

Phone: 641-664-1886


Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Bloomfield Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Cecil Nightingale (1936-2012) 1996-2007
Daryl Toews 2004-present
Weldon Becker 2014-present

Membership at Bloomfield Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1999 33
2000 35
2010 91
2020 94

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published December 2020

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Bloomfield Mennonite Church (Bloomfield, Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2020. Web. 29 Nov 2023.,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=169644.

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