Indonesian Light Church (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

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The Indonesian Light Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA was founded on 22 January 2012 in the home of one of its elders. On that day, the first service took place with nine other congregations and was led by Pastor Pison Sinambela. When the congregation began, it was known as Indonesian Lutheran Fellowship.

In July 2013, the congregation moved to its present location at 1612 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, which it also uses for weekly Bible study, led by the elders or one of the rotating preaching team.

In March 2014, the congregation changed its name to Indonesian Light Church and began the process to join the Mennonite family, and was accepted as an exploring congregation in the Franconia Mennonite Conference in Fall 2014.


"Introducing Indonesian Light Congregation." Franconia Mennonite Conference. 25 September 2014. Web. 4 September 2016.

Kriss, Stephen. "Going to the Margins: A 10 year experiment in South Philly." Franconia Mennonite Conference. 26 May 2016. Web. 4 September 2016.

Additional Information

Address: 1612 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145

Phone: 267-932-6050


Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church USA

Franconia Mennonite Conference

Indonesian Light Church Pastoral Leaders

Name Years
of Service
Emily Ralph Servant 2014-present

Indonesian Light Church Membership

Year Members
2015 20


Map:Indonesian Light Church (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published September 2016

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