Central Mennonite Church (Dover, Delaware, USA)
Central Mennonite Church was founded in 1954 in Dover, Delaware and initially was part of the Conservative Mennonite Conference. It was established by Dover-area Amish Mennonites who had been travelling to the Greenwood Mennonite Church for services.
In the late 1990s Central was part of a faction of congregations unhappy with the less rigorous discipline practiced by the conference in issues like the prayer veiling and divorce and remarriage. Central was one of a number of congregations that joined the new Biblical Mennonite Alliance; it joined in August 2002.
In 2019 the leading minister was William M. Byler, Jr., and he was assisted by Martin D. Miller, Justin Yoder and Jeremy Sapp. The congregational membership was 114 and the average weekly attendance was 143.
Biblical Mennonite Alliance. Directory (August 2015); (2019): 19.
Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "Directory of BMA Congregations." Web. 3 May 2012. http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/congregations.html].
Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 37.
Yoder, Nathan E. Together in the work of the Lord: a history of the Conservative Mennonite Conference. Harrisonburg, Va.: Herald Press, 2014: 120.
Address: 220 West Dennys Road, Dover, DE 19904
Website: Central Mennonite Church
Denominational Affiliation:Biblical Mennonite Alliance
Ordained Pastors at Central Mennonite Church
|Daniel V. Yoder (1926-2018)(Minister)
|Jesse J. Yoder||1962-2010s|
|David M. Yoder||1981-2010s|
|William Byler, Jr.||1991-present|
|Martin D. Miller||2000-present|
Membership at Central Mennonite Church
|Author(s)||Richard D. Thiessen|
|Samuel J. Steiner|
|Date Published||May 2019|
Cite This Article
Thiessen, Richard D. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Central Mennonite Church (Dover, Delaware, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2019. Web. 1 Oct 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Central_Mennonite_Church_(Dover,_Delaware,_USA)&oldid=165657.
Thiessen, Richard D. and Samuel J. Steiner. (May 2019). Central Mennonite Church (Dover, Delaware, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 October 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Central_Mennonite_Church_(Dover,_Delaware,_USA)&oldid=165657.
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