Lighthouse Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Grifton, North Carolina, USA)

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The Lighthouse Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation east of Grifton, North Carolina, USA was established in 1990. The congregation started when families moved to the area from Mississippi to pursue job opportunities. The Colonization Board of the denomination approved the location in late 1989. The congregation was formally organized on 8 July 1990.

Family occupations within the congregation in the 1990s included pig farming, fish farming, lawn care, construction, welding, and trucking.

The congregation rented church facilities until it built its own church at the present location in 1993.

The church also operates the Swift Creek Mennonite School. It was held in the church until a new school building adjacent to the church was erected in about 2003.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Leon Kanagy, Roger Yost, and Wilbur Wiggers.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (1996-2020).

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 421-423.

Additional Information

Address: 1281 Honolulu Road, Grifton, North Carolina 28530

Phone: 252-524-3432

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Lighthouse Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Arverd Wiggers (1919-2005)
(Nonresident)
1991-1994
Wilbur Wiggers 1994-present
Roger Yost 1996-present
Orie Koehn 2008-2009
Leon Kanagy 2015-present

Membership at the Lighthouse Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1995 82
2000 98
2010 127
2020 173


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published February 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Lighthouse Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Grifton, North Carolina, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2021. Web. 17 Apr 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lighthouse_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Grifton,_North_Carolina,_USA)&oldid=170020.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (February 2021). Lighthouse Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Grifton, North Carolina, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lighthouse_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Grifton,_North_Carolina,_USA)&oldid=170020.




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