Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

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In late 1986 Allan Roth and family moved to Brooklyn, New York, USA to help establish a church. After numerous difficulties on 23 April 1989, 17 people signed a chartering statement that officially marked the beginning of the Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church.

For several years, this group met in the basement of 51 Logan Street. They then moved to the basement of the Andrews United Methodist Church at 93 Richmond Street. In 1996 the church began meeting at the North Brooklyn YMCA at 570 Jamaica Avenue. In August 1999, the church and school began leasing space at 3065 Atlantic Avenue. They purchased the property in 2004.

The church had been a member of the Conservative Mennonite Conference before leaving that conference and becoming a charter member of the Biblical Mennonite Alliance in February 1999.

In 2019 the leading minister was Jonathan Kulp. The congregational membership was 45 and the average weekly attendance was 75.

Bibliography

Biblical Mennonite Alliance. Directory (August 2015); (2019): 25.

Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "Directory of BMA Congregations." Web. 8 May 2012. http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/congregations.html.

Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 38.

"Our history." Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church. Web. 24 May 2019. http://www.fjmcny.org/our-history.html.

Additional Information

Address: 3065 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208

Phone: 718-235-5493

Website: http://www.fjmcny.org/

Denominational Affiliation: Biblical Mennonite Alliance

Ordained Pastors at Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Allen Roth 1986-2008
Richard Schwartz 2008-2018
Daniel Pollard 2008-2015?
Jonathan Kulp 2013-present

Membership at Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1990 14
1995 24
2005 64
2010 67
2019 45

Map

Map:Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church (Brooklyn, New York, USA)


Author(s) Richard D. Thiessen
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published May 2019


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Thiessen, Richard D. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church (Brooklyn, New York, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2019. Web. 18 Nov 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Followers_of_Jesus_Mennonite_Church_(Brooklyn,_New_York,_USA)&oldid=165615.

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Thiessen, Richard D. and Samuel J. Steiner. (May 2019). Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church (Brooklyn, New York, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 November 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Followers_of_Jesus_Mennonite_Church_(Brooklyn,_New_York,_USA)&oldid=165615.




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