Herr Street Mennonite Church (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Herr Street Mennonite Church was founded in 1953 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. The church began as a mission station of the Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions & Charities, and became a member of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference and the African American Mennonite Association. It withdrew from the Lancaster Conference on 22 July 2005, and joined the Biblical Mennonite Alliance in February 2006.

Initially the congregation rented the Herr Street building from a Baptist group; it bought the building in the 1960s.

In June 1972 the Herr Street Mennonite Church with Mennonite Disaster Relief helped to coordinate clean-up efforts for the city of Harrisburg following Hurricane Agnes.

In 2019 the leading minister was Melvin Allgyer, Jr. The congregational membership was 15 and the average weekly attendance was 18.


Biblical Mennonite Alliance. Directory (August 2015); (2019): 28.

Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "Directory of BMA Congregations." Web. 9 May 2012. http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/congregations.html.

"Harold H. LeFever." Find a Grave. 2011. Web. 24 May 2019. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66114177.

Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 39.

Horsch, James E. Mennonite Directory (1999):126.

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Archives. "LMC Congregations - Finding Aid Report." (February 2018): 86, 91-92.

Additional Information

Address: 1026 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103

Telephone: 717-232-1480

Denominational Affiliation:

Biblical Mennonite Alliance

Ordained Pastors at Herr Street Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Supplied 1953-1963
Harold H. Lefever 1963-2004
Edward L. Zook 2004-2015?
Melvin Allgyer, Jr. 2008?-present

Membership at Herr Street Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1965 4
1970 22
1975 18
1980 27
1985 25
1990 25
1995 28
2000 28
2005 24
2010 30
2019 15


Map:Herr Street Mennonite Church (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA)

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published May 2012

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