El Campo Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (El Campo, Texas, USA)

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The El Campo Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation in El Campo, Texas, USA was established in 1978. The congregation started when families began to move to the area in search of opportunities in land leveling, farming, and carpentry. The first family arrived in 1969, with other families coming in the mid-1970s.

The congregation formally organized on 29 January 1978, though minister Norman Koehn had moved to the area from Montezuma, Kansas in August 1977 to serve the budding congregation. The group met jointly with the families in Victoria, Texas, until that group formed its own congregation in 1993.

The congregation built a church in El Campo in 1980; previously, it had met in various rental locations.

The El Campo Mennonite School began in 1981.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Staven Schmidt and Jeff Giesel.

Bibliography

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

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 502-504.

Additional Information

Address: 2605 W. Loop, El Campo, Texas 77437

Phone: 979-543-1855

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the El Campo Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Norman Koehn (1928-2006) 1977-1993
Arnold Decker (1934-1996) 1979-1996
Jeff Giesel 1990-present
Staven Schmidt 1999-present

Membership at the El Campo Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1978 37
1995 74
2000 86
2010 106
2020 146


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "El Campo Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (El Campo, Texas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2021. Web. 26 Feb 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=El_Campo_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(El_Campo,_Texas,_USA)&oldid=170760.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (March 2021). El Campo Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (El Campo, Texas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=El_Campo_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(El_Campo,_Texas,_USA)&oldid=170760.




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