Johnstown Bible School (Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Johnstown Bible School, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, begun in 1922, was a six-week winter Bible school, held annually in January and February in the Stahl Mennonite Church near Hollsopple, Pennsylvania as a result of urging by S. G. Shetler, the minister of the Stahl church. An autonomous board of ten, including three Allegheny Conference appointees controlled it. Its enrolment was never large. In 1955 there were 24 students enrolled during the day and 70 for the evening school. The principals were S. G. Shetler 1925-1935 and 1940-1942, E. C. Bender 1937-1939, Lloy Kniss 1942-1944, Sanford G. Shetler 1944-1947, Paul Roth 1947-1954, and Harry Y. Shetler 1954-1956. The day school was discontinued in 1956.


Fretz, Clarence Y. "A History of Winter Bible Schools in the Mennonite Church." Mennonite Quarterly Review 16 (1942): 51-81, 178-196.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 118. All rights reserved.

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