Living Faith Mennonite Church (Walker, Missouri, USA)

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The Living Faith Mennonite Church near Walker, Missouri, USA was established in 1965. The congregation had its roots in families within the Bethany congregation at Rich Hill, Missouri, who were seeking a location for a neighboring congregation. The Colonization Board of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite investigated, and in 1959 purchased two farms and an unfinished block building owned by a Mennonite Church (MC) group that was moving to Kansas. The building was located in the northwest part of Walker. Families began to move in late 1959 and 1960.

Initially, the families worshiped at Rich Hill, about 20 miles away, but longed for their own church. The congregation formally organized on 8 January 1965.

The Faith Mennonite School began in 1978 in an old home. When a new church building was erected in 1980, the former building was converted for use as a school. In 1995 the school moved to a new building just west of the church.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Shelby Koehn, Ron Koehn, and Robert Smith.

Bibliography

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

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 400-403.

Additional Information

Address: 24219 East EE Hwy, Walker, Missouri 64790

Phone: 417-296-0581

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Living Faith Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Nonresident and
Visiting Ministers
1965-1967
Herbert Leatherman (1928-2008) 1967-1986
1989-2008
L. John Becker 1969-1973
1977-2001
2009-2019
Ronald Koehn 1990-present
Robert Smith 2002-present
Shelby Koehn 2014-present

Membership at the Living Faith Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1965 24
1995 83
2000 88
2010 106
2020 108


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published February 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Living Faith Mennonite Church (Walker, Missouri, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2021. Web. 17 Apr 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Living_Faith_Mennonite_Church_(Walker,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=169965.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (February 2021). Living Faith Mennonite Church (Walker, Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Living_Faith_Mennonite_Church_(Walker,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=169965.




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