Emmanuel Community Church (Pierceland, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Emmanuel Community Church
Source: Saskatchewan MB Conference website

The Pierceland Mennonite Brethren congregation began services in 1938. The first building was occupied in 1939, with a subsequent building program in 1960. The congregation originated through outreach by Western Children's Mission and students from Bethany Bible Institute. Beginning in 1939 Bethany Bible School students visited homes in the area and taught Daily Vacation Bible School. They also held church services in homes or in local schools. People actively involved in the beginning were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dyck, Ben Kroeker (Brotherfield), and George Giesbrecht (Hepburn). The first church building was made of squared logs and was built by local Christians. At first the building was divided into an auditorium and a manse. In 1960 a new church was built and in 1962 the church became indigenous.

In 1994 the church changed its name to Grace Community Church. In 1997 the church joined with another church in the community known as the Victory Chapel.  The new name of the church after this merger was Emmanuel Community Church. In 2009 the church restarted under the name Pierceland Community Church.


Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 71.

Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arms Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987: 68. Available in full electronic text at: https://archive.org/stream/NoLongerAtArmsLengthMBChurchPlantingInCanadaOCRopt?ref=ol#mode/2up.

Archival Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 622.

Additional Information

Address: Box 32, Pierceland, SK  S0M 2K0

Location: 1st St West, Pierceland, SK

Phone: 306-839-2059

Denominational Affiliations:

Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1964-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Emmanuel Community Church Leading Ministers

Minister Years
Abe Wiebe 1939–1944
Dave Fehr 1945-1946
Abe Wiebe 1947–1950
John G. Willems 1952-1956
Albert Pahlke 1956-1958
Waldo Lepp 1958-1959
George Reimer 1959-1963
Walter Penner 1963-1967
Adolph Redekopp 1967-1969
Albert Pahlke 1969-1971
Carroll Hill 1971-1974
Albert Pahlke 1973-1977
Isaac Sawatzky 1977-1992
Bud Elford (interim) 1992
Vince Hill (interim) 1993
Steven K. Wiebe 1994-1999
Ralph Gliege (interim) 1999-2000
John Enns-Wind 2002-200?
Ron Hewitt 200?-2008
Rob Kroeker 2009

Emmanuel Community Church Membership

Year Members
1965 14
1985 6
1994 16

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published September 2010

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Epp, Marlene. "Emmanuel Community Church (Pierceland, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2010. Web. 30 May 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Emmanuel_Community_Church_(Pierceland,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=167288.

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Epp, Marlene. (September 2010). Emmanuel Community Church (Pierceland, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 May 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Emmanuel_Community_Church_(Pierceland,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=167288.

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