Indonesian Community Christian Fellowship (Colton, California, USA)

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The Indonesian Community Christian Church (ICCF) or Gereja Kristen Masyarakat Indonesia Immanuel (GKMI Imanuel) was founded on 13 November 1992 in San Bernardino, California, USA. It started as a small prayer meeting. ICCF quickly grew into a large congregation because there were not many Indonesian churches in the area. Most of the members come from Huria Kristen Batak Protestant (HKBP) church backgrounds, which is predominantly Indonesian-Batak ethnicity. After a church split, ICCF birthed five HKBP churches in the area.

The first pastor was Sam Setiawan, who provided leadership for almost nine years. Pastor Henry Rumemper led the church for two years. He was followed by Yohanes Ginting who remained for less than a year. For a time, ICCF did not have a lead pastor. In June 2007, Pastor Makmur Halim came to the United States from Indonesia and provided leadership as pastor of ICCF.

When Pastor Halim came to the church, he created the first ICCF bylaws and discipleship programs. Out of this discipleship program, ICCF has birthed leaders who have been sent outside the congregation to lead churches.

Initially, ICCF became part of the Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference. When that conference was reorganized, the congregation joined the Franconia Mennonite Conference in fall 2017. It had strong ties to the Franconia Conference's Indonesian-speaking congregations in Philadelphia. The church is now located within a large Indonesian population in Colton, California.

In 2021 the congregation was part of the Mosaic Mennonite Conference.

Bibliography

"Congregational Profile: Indonesian Community Christian Fellowship." Mosaic Mennonite Conference. 14 January 2020. Web. 23 July 2021. https://mosaicmennonites.org/2020/01/14/congregational-profile-indonesian-community-christian-fellowship/.

Kriss, Steve. "From Sea to Shining Sea?" Mosaic Mennonite Conference. 31 August 2017. Web. 26 July 2021. https://mosaicmennonites.org/2017/08/31/from-sea-to-shining-sea/.

Additional Information

Address: 1301 North Rancho Ave., Colton, California 92324

Phone: 909-913-8633

Website:

Denominational Affiliations: Mosaic Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at the Indonesian Community Christian Church

Name Years
of Service
Sam Setiawan 1992-2000
Henry Rumemper 2000-2002
Yohanes Ginting 2002?
Lay leadership 2003-2007
Makmur Halim 2007-present


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published July 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Indonesian Community Christian Fellowship (Colton, California, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2021. Web. 20 Jan 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Indonesian_Community_Christian_Fellowship_(Colton,_California,_USA)&oldid=172053.

APA style

Steiner, Samuel J. (July 2021). Indonesian Community Christian Fellowship (Colton, California, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 January 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Indonesian_Community_Christian_Fellowship_(Colton,_California,_USA)&oldid=172053.




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