Homeworth Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Homeworth, Ohio, USA)

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The Homeworth Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation near Homeworth, Ohio, USA was established in 1959. The congregation has its roots in a group of believers beginning in 1951 when Daniel and Alma Martin, formerly part of the Ohio Wisler Mennonite Churches, were baptized in Wauseon, Ohio. A small group drawn from former members of other conservative Anabaptist groups used a former schoolhouse north of New Franklin and west of Homeworth. The congregation was formally organized in late 1959.

In 1960 the group moved to a rented Methodist church building in Hartville, Ohio, and in 1964 to a larger church building east of Hartville and then a Grange Hall. The congregation then built its own building on donated land four miles southeast of Hartville. By 1977 the center of the congregation had shifted, and a new building was erected on Bandy Road south of Homeworth in Columbiana County.

The Bethel School began in a wing of the new church in 1977. In 1994 the congregation built a brick building four miles southwest of Homewood for the school.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Joe Unruh and Neal Yoder.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (1996-2020).

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 432-439.

Additional Information

Address: 5540 Bandy Road, Homeworth, Ohio 44634

Phone: 330-525-7466

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Homeworth Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Elmer B. Sommers (1926-2012) 1960-1990s?
Daniel Kramer, Jr. 1960-1970s?
Frank Unruh (1909-1995) 1970-1973
Jona Dyck (1917-2010) 1974-1976
Roy Koehn 1974-2015
Ervin Stoll 1979-1996
Gary Miller 1991-1993
1996-2020
Joe Unruh 2004-present
Neal Yoder 2017-present

Membership at the Homeworth Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1995 117
2000 110
2010 129
2020 144


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published February 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Homeworth Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Homeworth, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2021. Web. 6 Dec 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Homeworth_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Homeworth,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=170152.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (February 2021). Homeworth Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Homeworth, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 December 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Homeworth_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Homeworth,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=170152.




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