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Faith Hills Mennonite Church is located in West Liberty, [[Kentucky (USA)|Kentucky]], USA. The church was organized in 1960.
 
Faith Hills Mennonite Church is located in West Liberty, [[Kentucky (USA)|Kentucky]], USA. The church was organized in 1960.
  
Paul and Mary Landis, who had been missionaries in Kentucky on behalf of the Virginia Mennonite Conference Mission Board beginning in 1946, had withdrawn from the Virginia Conference because of their concern that conference practice and belief was becoming too liberal. A small group at Crockett, Kentucky asked Paul and Mary Landis to give leadership to a new congregation. They moved to Crockett in summer 1960 and helped to form the new congregation with a membership of nine.
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Paul and Mary Landis, who had been missionaries in Kentucky on behalf of the [[Virginia Mennonite Missions|Virginia Mennonite Conference Mission Board]] beginning in 1946, had withdrawn from the Virginia Conference because of their concern that conference practice and belief was becoming too liberal. A small group at Crockett, Kentucky asked Paul and Mary Landis to give leadership to a new congregation. They moved to Crockett in summer 1960 and helped to form the new congregation with a membership of nine.
  
 
Originally the congregation met in homes or at the Faith Hills Christian School, which began operation in 1953. On occasion during bad winter weather the congregation met in homes or in the Rod and Staff Publishers buildings. The present building was erected in 1972.  
 
Originally the congregation met in homes or at the Faith Hills Christian School, which began operation in 1953. On occasion during bad winter weather the congregation met in homes or in the Rod and Staff Publishers buildings. The present building was erected in 1972.  
  
In 2014 the church had 68 members and was a member of the [[Nationwide Fellowship Churches]]. The ministerial team included Bishop William L. Schueler, Ministers Myron J. Beachy and Lamar K. Steiner, and Deacon Marlin J. Gerber.
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In 2018 the church had 50 members and was a member of the [[Nationwide Fellowship Churches]]. The ministerial team included Bishop William L. Schueler, Ministers Myron J. Beachy and Lamar K. Steiner, and Deacon Marlin J. Gerber.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
"Faith Hills Mennonite Church." ''The Midwestern Fellowship Churches'' (2014): 147-149.
 
"Faith Hills Mennonite Church." ''The Midwestern Fellowship Churches'' (2014): 147-149.

Revision as of 13:04, 10 May 2018

Faith Hills Mennonite Church is located in West Liberty, Kentucky, USA. The church was organized in 1960.

Paul and Mary Landis, who had been missionaries in Kentucky on behalf of the Virginia Mennonite Conference Mission Board beginning in 1946, had withdrawn from the Virginia Conference because of their concern that conference practice and belief was becoming too liberal. A small group at Crockett, Kentucky asked Paul and Mary Landis to give leadership to a new congregation. They moved to Crockett in summer 1960 and helped to form the new congregation with a membership of nine.

Originally the congregation met in homes or at the Faith Hills Christian School, which began operation in 1953. On occasion during bad winter weather the congregation met in homes or in the Rod and Staff Publishers buildings. The present building was erected in 1972.

In 2018 the church had 50 members and was a member of the Nationwide Fellowship Churches. The ministerial team included Bishop William L. Schueler, Ministers Myron J. Beachy and Lamar K. Steiner, and Deacon Marlin J. Gerber.

Bibliography

"Faith Hills Mennonite Church." The Midwestern Fellowship Churches (2014): 147-149.

Mennonite Church Directory (2014): 105; 117.

Additional Information

Address: 185 Faith Hills Church Road, West Liberty, KY

Phone: 606-522-4113

Denominational Affiliation:

Nationwide Fellowship Churches

Ordained Leaders at Faith Hills Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Paul M. Landis
Bishop
1960-1970
1970-1982
Eli Kramer (Bishop) 1960-1966
Aquilla Riehl 1963-1967
Noah Miller (Bishop) 1966-1970
Elmer Showalter 1967-1974
James Boll (Deacon)
Minister
1971-1974
1974-1990
Clinton Amstutz (Deacon) 1975-1981
Lester Miller (Deacon) 1981-1990
William Schueler
Bishop
1980-1989
1989-present
Duane Miller (Deacon)
1987-1991
1991-2000
Lamar Steiner (Deacon)
1992-2011
2011-present
Dick Sullivan 2000-2007
John David Martin 2003-2005
Myron Beachy (Deacon)
2008-2010
2010-present
Marlin Gerber (Deacon) 2012-present

Map

Faith Hills Mennonite Church


Author(s) Richard D. Thiessen
Sam Steiner
Date Published May 2018


Cite This Article

MLA style

Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. "Faith Hills Mennonite Church (West Liberty, Kentucky, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2018. Web. 21 Aug 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Faith_Hills_Mennonite_Church_(West_Liberty,_Kentucky,_USA)&oldid=160664.

APA style

Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. (May 2018). Faith Hills Mennonite Church (West Liberty, Kentucky, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 August 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Faith_Hills_Mennonite_Church_(West_Liberty,_Kentucky,_USA)&oldid=160664.




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