Casa de Oracion Emanuel (Davenport, Iowa, USA)

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The Segunda Iglesia Evangelica Menonita (Second Spanish Mennonite Church) in Davenport, Iowa, began in 1977 as a mission project of the Iowa-Nebraska Mennonite Conference mission board.

Mac and Mary Bustos, after they left Iglesia Evangelica Menonita that they had started in 1963, began a new Hispanic ministry in 1977 in Davenport, Iowa, that became the Segunda Iglesia Evangelica Menonita.

The congregation was not listed in the 1992 Mennonite Yearbook. A Hispanic church reemerged at a new location in Davenport under Aureliano Vazquez's leadership. A couple of years later, it changed its name to Casa de Oracion Emanuel.

In 2023 the congregation was part of the Central Plains Conference of Mennonite Church USA.


Oswald, Laurie L. "Congregation returns to Mennonite fold: first Spanish-speaking Mennonite church in Iowa is training a new pastor." theMennonite 8, no. 3 (1 February 2005): 20.

Showalter, Richard. "He always thinks positive." Gospel Herald 72, no. 49 (4 December 1979): 943.

Yoder, Holly Blosser. The same spirit: History of Iowa-Nebraska Mennonites. Freeman, S.D.: Central Plains Mennonite Conference, 2003: 269.

Additional Information

Address: 204 W. Garfield St., Davenport, Iowa 52803-1506

Phone: 309-786-6648


Denominational Affiliations: Central Plains Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at Casa de Oracion Emanuel

Name Years
of Service
Margarito G. "Mac" Bustos (1932-1988) 1977-1986
Lay Leadership 1987-1989?
Felipe Cantú 1989?-1992?
Aureliano Vazquez 1992?-1995?
Gary Ellis 1995?-1997?
Lay Leadership? 1998?-2001?
Fernando N. Ramos 2001-

Membership at Casa de Oracion Emanuel

Year Membership
1980 19
1990 23
2000 ?
2009 21
2020 21

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published April 2023

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Casa de Oracion Emanuel (Davenport, Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2023. Web. 27 Feb 2024.,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=175378.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (April 2023). Casa de Oracion Emanuel (Davenport, Iowa, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 February 2024, from,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=175378.

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