Evermore Community Church (Hartville, Ohio, USA)

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Evermore Community Church (originally known as Hartville Mennonite Church), located 1.5 miles south and 0.5 mile west of Hartville, Ohio, formerly a member of the Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA, was organized 10 December 1944 under the leadership of Bishop O. N. Johns and H. N. Troyer, with 49 charter members. The first meet­ing-house, 40 x 60 ft, was built in 1945. This was a basement church. A later building, 40 x 90 feet, with a Sunday-school wing 40 x 30 feet, was built in 1951. An educational wing was added in 1961, and a new sanctuary was built in 1997.

In 1956 the membership was 242, with Lester A. Wyse as pastor. In 2008 the membership was 546.

On 7 September 2014 the congregation passed a motion with 95% support to leave the Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA. The Ohio Conference officially released the congregation in March 2015 and in February 2016 the congregation joined the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches. The congregation changed its name to Evermore Community Church in March 2016.


Yoder, Kelli. "Large Ohio Church Leaves MC USA." Mennonite World Review. 22 September 2014. Web. 22 September 2014. http://mennoworld.org/2014/09/22/large-ohio-church-leaves-mc-usa/.

Additional Information

Address: 1470 Smith Kramer Street NE, Hartville, Ohio

Phone: 330-877-2050

Website: Evermore Community Church

Denominational Affiliations

Ohio and Eastern Mennonite Conference (MC) (1944-1999)

Mennonite Church (MC) (1944-1999)

Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA (1999-2015)

Mennonite Church USA (1999-2015)

Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (2016-present)

Author(s) Lester A Wyse
Date Published 1959

Cite This Article

MLA style

Wyse, Lester A. "Evermore Community Church (Hartville, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 6 Feb 2023. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Evermore_Community_Church_(Hartville,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=140026.

APA style

Wyse, Lester A. (1959). Evermore Community Church (Hartville, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 February 2023, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Evermore_Community_Church_(Hartville,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=140026.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 670. All rights reserved.

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