Crowley's Ridge Mennonite Church (Advance, Missouri, USA)

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The Crowley's Ridge Mennonite Church in Advance, Missouri, USA was established in 2004. The congregation started as a church plant of the Cedar Springs Amish Mennonite Church.

Cedar Springs began the outreach to "plant a plain witness in a community where there is none." Seven families, including the bishop, Melvin Troyer, were chosen by the home congregation to go with the outreach.

In 2021 the church was a member of the Ambassadors Amish Mennonite Churches and had a membership of 68. The bishop was Ethan Stutzman and the minister was Melvin Troyer.


Anderson, Cory. The Amish-Mennonites of North America: a portrait of our people. Medina, New York: Ridgeway Publishing, 2012: 123.

Anderson, Cory Alexander. "The Diffusion of Beachy Amish Mennonite Congregations in the US South: A Regional Chronicle and Spatial Analysis." Unpublished paper, 2006: 48. Web. 4 April 2018.

Mennonite Church directory (2018): 37; (2021): 39.

Additional Information

Address: 28447 County Road 307, Advance, Missouri

Phone: 573-733-4405


Denominational Affiliations:

Ambassadors Amish Mennonite Churches


Crowley's Ridge Mennonite Church

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2018

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Crowley's Ridge Mennonite Church (Advance, Missouri, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2018. Web. 26 Feb 2024.,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=172356.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (March 2018). Crowley's Ridge Mennonite Church (Advance, Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2024, from,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=172356.

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