Iglesia Amor Viviente (East Peoria, Illinois, USA)

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The Iglesia Amor Viviente (Living Love Ministries), East Peoria, Illinois, USA began in 1996 as a Bible study led by Maria Hatfield. It became part of the Illinois Mennonite Conference of the Mennonite Church (MC) in about 1999.

The congregation was part of the Amor Viviente (Living Love) Movement that began in Honduras in 1973, led by missionaries Ed and Gloria King. Maria Hatfield was one of their daughters.

By 2023, the congregation held bilingual Spanish-English services.


Celis, Adriana. "En Chicago Illinois, Soplan Vientos de Esperanza en la Iglesia Menonita Roca de Esperanza." Mennonite Church USA. 19 April 2022. Web. 24 January 2024. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/menoticias/posts/en-chicago-illinois-soplan-vientos-de-esperanza-en-la-iglesia-menonita-roca-de-esperanza/.

Additional Information

Address: 1305 Bloomington Road, East Peoria, Illinois 61611

Phone: 309-698-8780

Website: https://www.facebook.com/IglesiaAmorVivientePeoria/

Denominational Affiliations: Illinois Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at Iglesia Amor Viviente Peoria

Name Years
of Service
Maria Hatfield 1996-
Walter Smeltzer (Associate) 1999?-?
Brent Foster (Associate) 1999?-?
Jose B. Elvir 2010s-

Iglesia Amor Viviente Peoria Membership

Year Members
2000 70
2009 70
2020 85

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published January 2024

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Iglesia Amor Viviente (East Peoria, Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2024. Web. 17 Apr 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iglesia_Amor_Viviente_(East_Peoria,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=178160.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (January 2024). Iglesia Amor Viviente (East Peoria, Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iglesia_Amor_Viviente_(East_Peoria,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=178160.

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