Fryburg Beachy Fellowship (Fryburg, Ohio, USA)

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When the Bunker Hill Amish Mennonite congregation at Holmesville, Ohio relocated to Fryburg in 1963, it took the name Fryburg Beachy Fellowship, and continued as a member of the Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship. In the 1960s  the congregation experienced changes in leadership that were difficult. Ben D. Miller, ordained minister in 1970 and bishop in 1980 became a long term leader. Still serving in 2009 were Paul Chupp, first ordained as deacon in 1981, eventually serving as bishop. John C. Miller began service as a minister in 1973. The membership in 2009 was 29.

In 2007 the congregation joined the Berea Amish Mennonite Fellowship. This fellowship is a loose network of churches founded in the winter of 2007, though the network of churches had been meeting before that. Berea churches shared a concern for the theological direction of the Beachy Amish churches and the manner in which church divisions were handled. Berea churches are less flexible in allowances of some practices.

In 2018 the church was a member of the Berea Amish Mennonite Fellowship and had a membership of 25. The bishop was Paul J. Chupp, and the minister was John C. Miller.


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Additional Information

Address: Fryburg, Ohio (Intersection of Ohio Route 241 and County Road 201

Phone: 330-674-6782

Denominational Affiliation: Berea Amish Mennonite Fellowship


Map:Fryburg Beachy Fellowship (Fryburg, Ohio)

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published December 2009

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