Landisville Mennonite Church (Landisville, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Landisville Mennonite Church in 1913.

Herman Long's home mentioned in a deed of 1787 had by about 1752 become the home of the Landisville Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA). This was on the south side of the town near the camp meeting woods. By 1790 a log meeting house was built. The third church was built of brick near by in 1855, and was replaced in 1912 by a 54 x 96 ft. structure, also of brick. The unrest of 1834 gave the Church of God a start. The congregation almost died out. Salunga became a preaching point also 1893-1953, but Landisville is now the only meeting house. It was a part of the Erisman-Hernley-Kraybill District since John Lehman's bishop district was organized, and after that, its bishops always served here. Henry E. Lutz was the bishop in 1954, Christian Frank and Barton Gehman ministers, and Christian E. Charles deacon. The 1954 membership was 212.

The Sunday school started in 1878, but it was not "evergreen" nor continuous at first. The young people's Bible meeting was in a four-week district circuit in 1954, with 350 in attendance.

In 2007 the membership was 332.

In April 2017 Landisville transferred its membership to the Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA. This decision was taken after the Lancaster Mennonite Conference decided in 2015 to withdraw from Mennonite Church USA before the end of 2017.


"In a well-written article...." Herald of Truth 43, no. 5 (8 February 1906): 41.

"A notable event...." Gospel Herald 5, no. 49 (6 March 1913): 776.

Additional Information

Address: 3320 Bowman Road, Landisville, Pennsylvania

Phone: 717-898-0071

Website: Landisville Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Atlantic Coast Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at Landisville Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Peter Summy (1768-1835) ?-1835
John Summy (1768-1836) 1826-1836
Jacob N. Brubacher (1838-1913)
Hiram K. Kauffman (1869-1948) 1894-1948
Peter R. Nissley (1863-1921) (Bishop) 1911-1921
Isaac H. Brubaker (1858-1933) (Bishop) 1921-1933
Martin R. Miller (1880-1934) 1933-1934
Christian W. Frank (1903-1964)
Barton B. Gehman (1897-1981) 1948-1972
Arthur H. Miller (1913-2010) 1965-1985
Chester I. Kurtz (1934-2003) 1974-1988
J. Samuel Thomas 1988-2012?
Linda S. Helmus (Associate) 2002-2006?
Gina L. Burkhart (Associate) 2006-present
Jonathan Bowman 2008-2016
Jordan Farrell (Associate) 2015-2016
Howard Garver (Interim) 2016-2018
Ron Adams 2018-present

Membership at Landisville Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1920 250*
1930 250*
1940 225*
1950 215*
1960 195
1970 175
1980 200
1990 236
2000 293
2007 320
2020 323
*with Salunga


Map:Landisville Mennonite Church (Landisville, Pennsylvania, USA)

Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1957

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Landis, Ira D. "Landisville Mennonite Church (Landisville, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 14 Apr 2024.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=177141.

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Landis, Ira D. (1957). Landisville Mennonite Church (Landisville, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 April 2024, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=177141.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 282. All rights reserved.

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