Lakeview Mennonite Church (Wolford, North Dakota, USA)

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Lakeview Mennonite Church in Wolford, North Dakota on 16 August 1948.
Source: Mennonite Community Photograph Collection, The Congregation (HM4-134 Box 1 photo 010.6-18).
Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen, Indiana

Lakeview Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA) is a congregation located at Wolford, Pierce County, North Dakota. It is a member of the North Central Mennonite Conference. The first preaching service was held in November 1913. In July 1916 a series of meetings was held by I. S. Mast, and 22 members were received into the church. A congregation was then organized, a church was built, and a Bible conference was held. In May 1916 J. C. Gingerich of Missouri was ordained and given charge of the congregation, serving until he moved to Ulen, Minnesota. In 1919 Eli G. Hochstetler was ordained deacon, 1923 minister, and 1926 bishop. In 1926 Calvin Ringler was ordained a minister, serving until he moved to Colorado for his health. In 1931 John Stoll was ordained minister. The congregation came largely from an Amish background.

The membership in 1955 was 112, with Rufus Beachy as minister.

In 1969 the church moved one-fourth mile east to its present location when a new building was dedicated.

The membership in 2000 was 47, and the pastors were Brian Price and Vernon Hochstetler.

Additional Information

Address: 4635 78th Street, Wolford, ND 58385

Phone: 701-583-2367

Denominational Affiliation:

North Central Conference of the Mennonite Church

Mennonite Church USA

Author(s) Floyd E Kauffman
Date Published 2000

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Kauffman, Floyd E. "Lakeview Mennonite Church (Wolford, North Dakota, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 2000. Web. 29 Jun 2022.,_North_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=156339.

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Kauffman, Floyd E. (2000). Lakeview Mennonite Church (Wolford, North Dakota, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 June 2022, from,_North_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=156339.

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