Faith Mission Fellowship (Free Union, Virginia, USA)
The Faith Mission Fellowship in in Free Union, Virginia, USA was established in 1976. The congregation started as a congregation located on the same site as the Faith Mission Home, a residential training facility for mentally handicapped children and adults. A mission was first established by the Oak Grove congregation of Aroda, Virginia, known as the Mission Home Christian Fellowship. This group relocated to Gap Mills, West Virginia and became part of the Mennonite Christian Fellowship. The Faith Mission Fellowship was then begun by the staff and voluntary service workers at the Faith Mission Home.
In 2017 the church was a member of the Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship and had a membership of 90. The bishop was Ivan R. Beachy, and the ministers were Steven Byers, Jonathan Martin, and Nathan Yoder.
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Anderson, Cory Alexander. "The Diffusion of Beachy Amish Mennonite Congregations in the US South: A Regional Chronicle and Spatial Analysis." Unpublished paper, 2006: 23-24. Web. 8 February 2018. http://www.beachyam.org/librarybooks/Anderson(2006)_Diffusion.pdf.
Mennonite Church directory (2017): 42.
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Address: 3510 Mission Home Lane, Free Union, Virginia
|Date Published||February 2018|
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Steiner, Sam. "Faith Mission Fellowship (Free Union, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2018. Web. 19 Aug 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Faith_Mission_Fellowship_(Free_Union,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=160834.
Steiner, Sam. (February 2018). Faith Mission Fellowship (Free Union, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 August 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Faith_Mission_Fellowship_(Free_Union,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=160834.
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