Gospel Light Mennonite Church (Gordonsville, Virginia, USA)

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The Gospel Light Mennonite Church in Gordonsville, Virginia, USA was established in 1995. The congregation started as an outreach of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church in Aroda, Virginia in the 1990s. At the same time differences arose within the Oak Grove congregation over matters of discipline on issues of dress regulations. Five families withdrew and began an outreach in Charlottesville in rented facilities. When that facility was not available they met in homes in Aroda, but then purchased land in Gordonsville and built a church.

In 2017 the church was a member of the Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship and had a membership of 50. The ministers were Eldon Hochstetler and Darrel Beachy.


"Amish Mennonite Churches in Virginia." The Beachy Amish Mennonites. 2013. Web. 9 February 2018. http://www.beachyam.org/churches/va.htm.

Anderson, Cory. The Amish-Mennonites of North America: a portrait of our people. Medina, New York: Ridgeway Publishing, 2012: 125.

Anderson, Cory Alexander. "The Diffusion of Beachy Amish Mennonite Congregations in the US South: A Regional Chronicle and Spatial Analysis." Unpublished paper, 2006: 43. Web. 9 February 2018. http://www.beachyam.org/librarybooks/Anderson(2006)_Diffusion.pdf.

Mennonite Church directory (2017): 42.

Additional Information

Address: 1629 South Main Street, Gordonsville, Virginia

Phone: 540-717-2115


Denominational Affiliations:

Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship

Ordained Pastors at Gospel Light Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Supplied 1995-1998
Eldon Hochstetler 1998-present
Darrel Beachy 2011-present
Timothy Zook 2017-present

Membership at Gospel Light Mennonite Church

Year Membership
2007 28
2010 32
2015 40


Gospel Light Mennonite Church

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published February 2018

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Gospel Light Mennonite Church (Gordonsville, Virginia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2018. Web. 28 Sep 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gospel_Light_Mennonite_Church_(Gordonsville,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=164930.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (February 2018). Gospel Light Mennonite Church (Gordonsville, Virginia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 September 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gospel_Light_Mennonite_Church_(Gordonsville,_Virginia,_USA)&oldid=164930.

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