Herbert Mennonite Church (Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Herbert Mennonite Church began services and formally organized in 1905. The first building was occupied in 1908. Over the following twenty years or so the difficulties of travel and scattered residences required other meeting places to be set up, and eleven others were so formed. Frank Sawatzky is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from Manitoba and the United States.

In 1931 the church had 9 congregations (Stationen), was led by Jacob M. Wiens, and had 4 ministers. The church had 481 members, a total of 1,024 members and adherents, and 156 families.

In 1968 a larger meeting house was completed.

In December 1992 after some years of difficulty, the congregation withdrew from all conference affiliations because of doctrinal differences. The church remained independent until 29 April 2007, when it joined the Associated Gospel Churches and changed its name to Living Faith Fellowship Church.


Canadian Mennonite (24 September 1968): 8; (16 May 1969): 11; (13 June 1969): 7.

"Historical sketch," unpublished typescript, 1 p. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Konferenz-Bericht der 26. Konferenz der Mennoniten im mittleren Canada, abgehalten in Rosthern, Sask., den 2., 3. end 4. Juli 1928.

Mennonite Reporter (19 January 1981): 14A; (22 February 1993): B6; (23 August 1993): 3; (2 October 1995): 13.

Town of Herbert. "Churches of Herbert." 2022. Web. 19 March 2022. https://townofherbert.ca/community/churches.html.

Archival Records

Mennonite Heritage Centre: Vol. 65, 1620, 3548.

Additional Information

Address: Box 56, Herbert SK S0H 2A0; located at 303 Dennis Street.

Phone: 306-784-2505

Denominational Affiliations:

Conference of Mennonites of Saskatchewan

Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1905-1992)

General Conference Mennonite Church (1908-1992)

Herbert Mennonite Church Ministers

Minister Years
Franz Sawatzky 1905-1931
Jacob M. Wiens 1905-1933
Johann Redekop 1912-1922
Gerhard Buhler 1917-1933
John J. Voth 1922-1924
Jacob F. Sawatzky 1924-1928
Gerhard A. Peters 1924-1926
John M. Neufeld 1924-1927
John J. Nickel 1926-1940
Cornelius C. Peters 1927-1931
Frank Bueckert 1928-1931
Jacob H. Berg 1931-1944
Frank Dyck 1935-1940
Jacob Doerksen 1935-1939
Isaac A. Derksen 1942-1945
Isaac H Wiens 1936-1972
Jacob H. Klippenstein 1947-1958
Cornelius J. Wiebe 1947-1966
John C. Siemens 1960-1971
Jacob C. Froese 1973-1975
Menno I. Bergen 1975-1978
Kenneth B. Epp 1979-1989
Jake Reimer (interim) 1990-1991
Doug Stump 1992-
Steve Wiebe (interim)  
Arnold Olver  
Donovan Epp  

Herbert Mennonite Church Membership

Years Members
1925 494
1940 560
1950 214
1965 162
1975 139
1985 120
1990 114

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published May 2012

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Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Herbert Mennonite Church (Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2012. Web. 16 Aug 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Herbert_Mennonite_Church_(Herbert,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=173637.

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Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (May 2012). Herbert Mennonite Church (Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 August 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Herbert_Mennonite_Church_(Herbert,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=173637.

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