Delta Mennonite Church (Transylvania, Louisiana, USA)

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The Lake Providence Mennonite Church north of Transylvania, Louisiana, USA, was established in 1969. The congregation started when families from Kansas began to move to the Lake Providence area in 1968 to seek work in land leveling in this Mississippi Delta area.

Initially, the families worshiped as possible with the Leland congregation in Mississippi. Minister Verle Johnson and his family moved to the community in 1969, and the group began to meet at the Bank of Dixie in Lake Providence. Later the congregation purchased a house that was used as a church building. In 1977 land south of Lake Providence for a church was donated. It erected a church building in 1978 north of Transylvania and changed its name to Delta Mennonite Church.

The congregation began its school in 1977 in a building in Alsatia. After the church was built, the school moved there. For several years in the 1980s, the school was held in a former school building for several years, before moving back to the church. In 1997 a separate school building near the church was constructed.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Ken Swarey and Philip Schroeder.


Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (1996-2020).

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 348-349.

Additional Information

Address: 2090 US-65, Transylvania, Louisiana 71286

Phone: 318-559-0001


Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Delta Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Verle D. Johnson (1929-2019) 1969-2001
Wilbur Wiggers 1981-1994
Philip Schroeder 1994-present
Ken Swarey 2003-present

Membership at Delta Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1995 54
2000 60
2010 58
2020 80

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published January 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Delta Mennonite Church (Transylvania, Louisiana, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2021. Web. 27 Feb 2024.,_Louisiana,_USA)&oldid=169851.

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