Forest Hills Mennonite Church (Leola, Pennsylvania, USA)
Forest Hills Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), located at 100 Quarry Road, Leola, Pennsylvania, began as the Monterey Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located on Route 1, Bird-in-Hand, at the little village of Monterey in Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster County, PA. It was initially a member of the Ohio and Eastern Conference. The first meetings of the congregation were held the first Sunday of October 1946. The membership was largely urban. Glenn Esh was ordained by the congregation and served as its minister; O. N. Johns was the bishop. The membership in 1956 was 200.
In 1975 the congregation moved to its present location. The Atlantic Coast Conference, in which Forest Hills is a member, was formed from congregations of the Ohio and Eastern Conference that were east of Ohio. In 2006 Forest Hills had 356 members and covenanted attendees.
Mennonite Church USA. "Online Directory." Accessed 29 September 2006. <http://directory.mennoniteusa.org/congregation.asp?CongregationID=1983>
Address: 100 Quarry Road, Leola, Pennsylvania 17540
Phone: 717 656-6227
Denominational Affiliations: Atlantic Coast Conference
Pastoral Leaders at Forest Hills Mennonite Church
|Glenn Esh (1919-2008)||1948-1965|
|Gordon D. Zook||1965-1977|
|Abram P. Hallman
|J. Lester Graybill (1931-2018)||1979-1997|
|Mark R. Wenger (Associate)||1984-1993|
|Douglas D. H. Kaufman (Associate)||1994-2002?|
|Calvin L. Yoder||1998-2009|
|Shawn D. Moyer (Youth & Young Adult)||2002?-2006?|
|Evanna Hess (Nurture & Service)||2002?-2004?|
|Cheryl Hollinger (Associate)||2005-2014|
|Rebecca J. Degan (Worship & Music)||2006-present|
|Linford King (Intentional Interim)||2012-2014|
|Jared Stoltzfus (Youth)||2012-2014|
|Nina K. Harnish (Care & Visitation)||2018-present|
Membership at Forest Hills Mennonite Church
|Samuel J. Steiner|
Cite This Article
Esh, Glenn and Samuel J. Steiner. "Forest Hills Mennonite Church (Leola, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 2006. Web. 6 Feb 2023. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Forest_Hills_Mennonite_Church_(Leola,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=172579.
Esh, Glenn and Samuel J. Steiner. (2006). Forest Hills Mennonite Church (Leola, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 February 2023, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Forest_Hills_Mennonite_Church_(Leola,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=172579.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 745. All rights reserved.
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