Dover Christian Fellowship (Dover, Ohio, USA)

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The Dover Christian Fellowship, Dover, Ohio, USA, began in 1994 when six adults responded to a call to start a church in the Dover/New Philadelphia area of Ohio. Gordon Allaby came as the church planter in 1994.

The church began in a storefront at 119 West Third Street in Dover. Later, the group purchased an empty store across the street. The group started a coffee house and felt called to minister to the disenfranchised.

The group joined the Central District Conference of the General Conference Mennonite Church and the Ohio Mennonite Conference of the Mennonite Church (MC) in 1996.

The congregation closed in 2009 or soon thereafter. The remaining members distributed the proceeds of the building's sale to various charities.


Allaby, Gordon. "Dover Christian Fellowship (New Church Profile." Central District Conference Reporter 41, no. 5 (September-October 1997): 5.

"Dover Christian Fellowship." Central District Reporter 40, no. 6 (September-October 1996): 2.

Additional Information

Address: 206 West 3rd Street, Dover Ohio 44622-2904



Denominational Affiliations: Central District Conference

Ohio Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at Dover Christian Fellowship

Name Years
of Service
Gordon Allaby 1994-1998
Lay and visiting
Al Mast (Interim) 2002?-2003?
Daniel L. King 2004?-2006?
Lay Leadership 2006?-2009?

Membership at Dover Christian Fellowship

Year Membership
2000 22
2009 20

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2023

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