Carlock Mennonite Church (Carlock, Illinois, USA)

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Carlock Mennonite Church.
Source: Douglas Coulter.

The Carlock Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA) was established because a number of families belonging to the North Danvers Mennonite Church had moved to town and found it inconvenient to attend services in the country. The Ladies' Aid was organized as a branch of the North Danvers Ladies' Aid in April 1912. The organization of a prayer-meeting circle and a Christian Endeavor Society held conjointly with meetings of the United Presbyterian Church finally resulted in the  organization  of a Mennonite congregation on 14 April 1914. For a while services were held in the town hall, but in January 1916 a new church was dedicated. In 1952 the church had 159 members; in 2009 there were 65 members.

On 31 March 2017, Carlock Mennonite Church shifted from the Central District Conference to the Illinois Mennonite Conference. In 2020 the congregation withdrew from the Illinois Mennonite Conference and in November 2022 joined the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.


"Carlock Mennonite Church Joins FEC." Fellowship of Evangelical Churches. 29 December 2022. Web. 12 January 2023.

Smith, Willard. Mennonites in Illinois. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1983: 92, 101, 292, 359, 463, 535.

Additional Information

Address: 217 East Washington, Carlock, Illinois 61725-0189

Phone: 309-376-2781

Website: Carlock Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliation: Fellowship of Evangelical Churches

Pastoral Leaders at Carlock Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Joseph H. King (1861-1935) 1914-1920
Warren S. Shelly (1885-1956) 1920-1927
Raymond L. Hartzler (1893-1988) 1928-1941
Harry Yoder (1904-2003) 1941-1946
Lotus E. Troyer (1915-1994) 1946-1952
David L. Habegger (1925–2020) 1952-1955
Ernest Stanley "Stan" Bohn (1930-2021) 1955
Ernest Hostetler (1894-1968) 1955-1956
Paul N. Roth (1900-1979) 1956-1966
James L. Dunn (1941- ) 1966-1969
Jerry Hoffman 1970-1971
Elmer A. Wall (1929- ) 1971-1983
Walter H. Dyck (1908-1996) 1971-1977
George L. Classen (1917-1993) 1979-1985
C. Nevin Miller (Interim) 1984
Mel D. Friesen (1945- ) 1985-1987
George O'Reilly 1989-1996?
Jack Stalter (Interim) 1997
Ralph W. Foote 1997-2004
James Bortell 2004-2013
Paul Walles 2013-2016
Doane C. Brubaker 2017-

Membership at Carlock Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1950 159
1960 150
1970 159
1980 134
1990 141
2000 106
2009 65
2020 65


Map:Carlock Mennonite Church (Carlock, Illinois)

Author(s) Grace Miller
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published January 2023

Cite This Article

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Miller, Grace and Samuel J. Steiner. "Carlock Mennonite Church (Carlock, Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2023. Web. 27 Feb 2024.,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=174536.

APA style

Miller, Grace and Samuel J. Steiner. (January 2023). Carlock Mennonite Church (Carlock, Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 February 2024, from,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=174536.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 519. All rights reserved.

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