Coldsprings Christian Fellowship (Kalkaska, Michigan, USA)

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Coldsprings Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), Mancelona, Antrim County, Michigan, was organized in 1948 as a mission of Fairview Mennonite Church. In 1952, the congregation constructed a church building on the corner of Twin Lake Rd. and County Rd. 571 and, in 1981, the building was enlarged.

Willard L. Bontrager was ordained to ministry on 29 February 1949, and served the congregation as pastor for 45 years, retiring in 1994. Dewey Miller then served as pastor for one year and Brent Bontrager became pastor in 1996. In 1960, the congregation had 22 members. Regular attendance stood at around 50 in 1990.

In 1998 the congregation changed its name to Coldsprings Christian Fellowship. On 9 July 2010, the congregation officially withdrew from the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference and joined Partners in Harvest, a worldwide fellowship of churches and ministries.

As of 2024, the congregation was located in nearby Kalkaska, Kalkaska County, Michigan and related to the Harvest Alliance.


"Who We Are." 2018. Web. 20 December 2018.

Additional Information

Address: 532 South Cedar Street, Kalkaska, Michigan 49646

Phone: 231-715-1101

Website Coldsprings Christian Fellowship

Denominational Affiliations:

Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference (1948-2010)

Mennonite Church USA (1948-2010)

Partners in Harvest (2010-present)

Coldsprings Mennonite Church Pastoral Leaders

Minister Years of Service
Willard L. Bontrager (1923-2019) 1949-1994
Dewey Miller 1994-1995
Brent Bontrager 1996-2021?
Tabitha Carlisle 2020?-
Jonathan Carlisle 2020?-
Briana Curneal 2020?-
Brett Bontrager 2020?-

Author(s) Jason B Kauffman
Date Published May 2024

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Kauffman, Jason B. "Coldsprings Christian Fellowship (Kalkaska, Michigan, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2024. Web. 24 Jul 2024.,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=178794.

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Kauffman, Jason B. (May 2024). Coldsprings Christian Fellowship (Kalkaska, Michigan, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 July 2024, from,_Michigan,_USA)&oldid=178794.

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