Capital Christian Fellowship (Lanham, Maryland, USA)

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Capital Christian Fellowship (formerly Cottage City Mennonite Church) (Mennonite Church USA) was founded by young Mennonite carpenters, mostly from Denbigh, Virginia, working in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1922. They started a church under the Virginia Conference; but since October 1927, the church has been under the Lancaster Conference. Ray J. Shenk was the minister and mission superintendent (1954). The mem­bership in 1954 was 38.

After operating as a traditional Mennonite Church for over 70 years, Cottage City Mennonite Church moved 10 miles north of Washington, D.C. and began renting the Capital College auditorium in 1994. From 1994 -2004 Capital Christian Fellowship (the name it took after the move) grew from 30 members to 160 in 2004. Cottage City Fellowship moved into its new facility on a main thoroughfare six miles outside of Washington, D.C. in 2004. Its average attendance in 2006 was 325. In 2007 the membership was 250; the lead pastor was Noah J. Kaye.

In 2017 the congregation was also a member of the Evana Network.

Additional Information

Address: 10411 Greenbelt Road, Lanham, MD 20706

Phone: 301-262-7008

Website: Capital Christian Fellowship

Denominational/Network Affiliations:

Lancaster Mennonite Conference

Evana Network


Map:Capital Christian Fellowship

Author(s) Ira D. Landis
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published July 2008

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Landis, Ira D. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Capital Christian Fellowship (Lanham, Maryland, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2008. Web. 26 Feb 2024.,_Maryland,_USA)&oldid=177071.

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Landis, Ira D. and Samuel J. Steiner. (July 2008). Capital Christian Fellowship (Lanham, Maryland, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2024, from,_Maryland,_USA)&oldid=177071.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 721. All rights reserved.

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