Hope Valley Mennonite Church (Flatgap, Kentucky, USA)

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Hope Valley Mennonite Church is located in Flatgap, Kentucky, USA. The church was organized in 1990 after the Faith Hills Mennonite Church had reached capacity in the 1980s.

A committee of four men searched for a location within commuting distance of Rod and Staff Publishers that would serve as a mission outreach. In July 1989 a property in Flatgap, Kentucky was purchased. In consultation with church members, three bishops, including Bishop William Schueler, selected the charter members and leadership for the new church. James Boll was chosen to be the minister and Lester Miller to be the deacon.

Construction of the church began in November 1989, with the first worship service in the new building held 1 July 1990.

In 2005 Hope Valley and Faith Hills worked together to plant the Grayson Mennonite Church.

In 2018 the church had 77 members and was a member of the Nationwide Fellowship Churches. The ministerial team included Ministers Sidney Sensenig and Alvin Zimmerman and Deacons Joseph Showalter and Walter Martin.


"Hope Valley Mennonite Church." The Mideastern Fellowship Churches (2014): 152-153.

Mennonite Church Directory (2014): 106; (2018): 119..

Additional Information

Address: 114 McKenzie Branch Road, Flatgap, KY

Phone: 606-265-4535

Denominational Affiliation:

Nationwide Fellowship Churches

Ordained Leaders at Hope Valley Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
William Schueler (Bishop) 1990-present
James Boll (Minister) 1990-2011
Lester Miller (Deacon) 1990-1997
Alvin Zimmerman (Deacon)
Linford Weaver (Deacon) 2000-2009
Sidney Sensenig (Minister) 2003-present
Joseph Showalter (Deacon) 2009-present
Walter Martin (Deacon) 2014-present


Hope Valley Mennonite Church

Author(s) Richard D. Thiessen
Sam Steiner
Date Published May 2018

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Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. "Hope Valley Mennonite Church (Flatgap, Kentucky, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2018. Web. 20 Jun 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hope_Valley_Mennonite_Church_(Flatgap,_Kentucky,_USA)&oldid=163138.

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Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. (May 2018). Hope Valley Mennonite Church (Flatgap, Kentucky, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 June 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hope_Valley_Mennonite_Church_(Flatgap,_Kentucky,_USA)&oldid=163138.

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