Heart Valley Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Wanham, Alberta, Canada)

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The Heart Valley Church of God in Christ, Mennonite in Wanham, Alberta began when families from the Rosedale (Crooked Creek) congregation began to rent land near Wanham in 1959. The properties were then bought and the settlement grew.

Initially Sunday school was held in homes. In 1963 a small building was moved 20 km south and five km east of Wanham to serve as a church. The congregation formally organized that same year. There was not a resident pastor until Peter I. Thiessen, a minister at Crooked Creek, moved to Wanham. When the church building became too small, the congregation in 1975 erected a new building five km west of the first church.

The congregation operates Heart Valley Christian School which began in 1976 in the basement of the church. The first church building was then moved to the new church's property and served as a school. A new school building was erected in 1986.

Minister Roy Toews served in 2001 as a non-salaried congregation leader, while Timothy Koehn and Lorne Toews served as ministers in 2010.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (2019): 22-23.

Histories of the Congregations of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Ste. Anne, Man.: Gospel Publishers, 1975.

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 37-38.


Additional Information

Address: Wanham, AB T0H 3P0

Location: Thirteen miles south on Secondary No. 733

Phone: 780-694-2509

Denominational Affiliation:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Heart Valley Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Name Years
of Service
Peter I. Thiessen 1969-1986
Jeff Dueck 1980-?
Roy Toews 1986-?
Timothy Koehn ?-?
Lorne Toews ?-?
Rawlin Nightingale 2016?-present

Heart Valley Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Membership

Year Members
1985 62
2000 66
2010 68
2019 79


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2020


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Steiner, Samuel J. "Heart Valley Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Wanham, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2020. Web. 13 Jul 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Heart_Valley_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Wanham,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=167144.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (March 2020). Heart Valley Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Wanham, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 July 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Heart_Valley_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Wanham,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=167144.




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