Discovery Bible Fellowship (Collinsville, Oklahoma, USA)

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Collinsville Mennonite Brethren Church, ca. 1947-1952
Creator: Henry J. Wiens (1885-1975)
Digitized by Hiebert Library. Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies

Discovery Bible Fellowship (formerly Collinsville Mennonite Brethren Church) is a member of the Southern District Mennonite Brethren Conference, located south of Collinsville, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, was organized in November 1913 with Benjamin Wedel as the first leader. The first Mennonite settlers of Polish, Russian, and German background came to this community in 1910 from Kansas, Nebraska, and Western Oklahoma. Approximately 20 families met in private homes for worship until permission was secured to meet in the Ellingwood school, 3.5 miles (5.5 km) southwest of Collinsville. On 21 February 1918 it was decided to build a church, but World War I brought persecution for the Mennonites in this community because of the use of the German language and some of the families moved back to their original communities. Building plans, however, went on and in May 1919 services were conducted in the new church for the first time. Membership in 1924 was 100, but had declined to 76 in 1950. Most of the members were farmers at that time. All services by 1950 were conducted in the English language.

In 2011 the lead pastor was Derk Madden.

Additional Information

Address: 11600 North Garnett Road, Collinsville, Oklahoma

Phone: 918-371-2505

Website: Discovery Bible Fellowship

Denominational Affiliations:

Southern District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

U. S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches


Map:Discovery Bible Fellowship (Collinsville, Oklahoma)

Author(s) I. G Neufeld
Date Published 1956

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Neufeld, I. G. "Discovery Bible Fellowship (Collinsville, Oklahoma, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 27 Feb 2024.,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=139992.

APA style

Neufeld, I. G. (1956). Discovery Bible Fellowship (Collinsville, Oklahoma, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 February 2024, from,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=139992.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 641. All rights reserved.

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