Farwell Country Church (Farwell, Texas, USA)

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The Farwell Country Church east of Farwell, Texas, USA was established in 1994. The congregation started when some families from the Texline congregation sought a new location. The Colonization Board of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite approved the area for settlement in 1993. It was a farming community, with corn, alfalfa, and cotton as the main crops. Many cattle were also raised.

The early families included minister James Koehn and his family, who came from Winton, California. The congregation formally organized on 6 July 1994.

The congregation initially worshipped in homes and later in rented facilities, including a vacant church building in Farwell. It built its own facility east of Farwell in about 2006.

The church also operates the Shining Star Christian School.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Wade Unruh and Orie Nightingale.

Bibliography

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

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 504-505.

Additional Information

Address: 995 CR Y, Farwell, Texas 79325

Phone: 806-825-2521

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Farwell Country Church

Name Years
of Service
James M. Koehn 1994-2014
Orie Nightingale 1999-present
Wade Unruh 2015-present

Membership at the Farwell Country Church

Year Membership
1995 57
2000 98
2010 121
2020 114


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Farwell Country Church (Farwell, Texas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2021. Web. 23 Sep 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Farwell_Country_Church_(Farwell,_Texas,_USA)&oldid=170735.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (March 2021). Farwell Country Church (Farwell, Texas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 September 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Farwell_Country_Church_(Farwell,_Texas,_USA)&oldid=170735.




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