Hillsdale Mennonite Fellowship (Hillsdale, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Hillsdale Mennonite Fellowship in Hillsdale, Pennsylvania, USA was started in 1992. The mother church was Gospel Light Fellowship in McVeytown, Pennsylvania. The Gospel Light Fellowship was running out of space, and it believed the best option was to establish a "plain" Anabaptist witness in another community.

On 1 July 1991 eight families were chosen by lot to move to a new ministry. Minister Sylvan Stoltzfus and Deacon Daniel K. Beiler were among those chosen.

The first Sunday morning worship service was held 22 March 1992 in Daniel Beiler's garage.

In 2018 the church had 055 members and was a member of the Mennonite Christian Fellowship. The ministerial team included Bishop Daniel K. Beiler, Ministers Nathaniel Stoltzfus and Sylvan Stoltzfus, and Deacon Luke E. Kurtz.


Anderson, Cory. The Amish-Mennonites of North America: a portrait of our people. Medina, New York: Ridgeway Publishing, 2012: 37.

The Beachy Amish-Mennonites. "Amish-Mennonite Churches in Pennsylvania." Web. 24 April 2018. http://www.beachyam.org/churches/pa.htm.

Mennonite Church Directory (2014): 88; (2018): 98.

Miller, Allan A., compiler. The origin of the Fellowship churches. Gap Mills, West Virginia: Yoder's Select Books, 2004: 51.

Additional Information

Address: 127 Wilgus Road, Hillsdale, PA

Phone: 814-743-6849

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Christian Fellowship

Ordained Ministers at Hillsdale Mennonite Fellowship

Name Years
of Service
Sylvan Stoltzfus 1992-2001?
Luke Kurtz 1993-1995
Daniel K. Beiler (Bishop) 1995-present
Nathaniel Stoltzfus 2008-2010?
Mahlon Kurtz 2013-2015


Hillsdale Mennonite Fellowship

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published April 2018

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