Grace Mennonite Brethren Church (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)

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Grace MB congregation, ca. 2003

Grace Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church held its first service on 9 September 2001. The congregation was accepted into the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches on 15 February 2002 and held its chartering service on 24 February 2002 with fifty members. The first Steering Committee consisted of Ruth Boadway, Peter Durksen, David Martens and Donald McQuarrie.

Grace MB Church came into existence because of the perceived need for a Mennonite Brethren congregation in Waterloo that was multi-generational and caring, with services that were reverent and uplifting, featured quality music and included congregational participation. Some would describe Grace's services as traditional.

During its first year, Grace was served by various guest preachers, and implemented such activities and programs as Sunday school, prayer meetings, and numerous social events. During its first two years Grace conducted its services in the Keffer Chapel at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, located on the campus of Wilfrid Laurier University.

In September 2002 Grace called James Cober as its first pastor. Beginning in October 2003, Grace began holding its services in the Great Hall of Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo.

After completing extensive renovations to the Walterfedy building located at 546 Belmont Avenue, West in Kitchener, Grace began worshiping there in September 2013.

Additional Information

Address: 546 Belmont Ave. W., Kitchener, ON , N2M 5E3

Phone: 226-243-4735

Website: Grace Mennonite Brethren Church website

Denominational Affiliations:

Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Grace Mennonite Brethren Church Leaders

Minister Years
James Cober 2002-2009
Tom Warner 2009-2014
James Cober 2014-2016
Kyle Buller 2016-present

Grace Mennonite Brethren Membership

Year Members
2002 50
2010 70
2015 58

Author(s) Peter Durksen
Date Published September 2016

Cite This Article

MLA style

Durksen, Peter. "Grace Mennonite Brethren Church (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2016. Web. 15 Jul 2020.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147105.

APA style

Durksen, Peter. (September 2016). Grace Mennonite Brethren Church (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 15 July 2020, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147105.

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