Livingston Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Livingston, California, USA)

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The Livingston Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation in Livingston, California, USA was established in 1943. The congregation started when the Winton congregation was becoming full. Instead of enlarging the Winton facility, the decision was to build another church building in the Livingston area, about seven miles (11.5 km) away. The Peach Avenue property was purchased at that time.

The new congregation held the first service in the basement of the new building on 2 April 1944. By the 1960s, a new facility was required, and a new building with a 500-seat capacity was dedicated on 20 August 1961. An addition was completed in 1969 with further additions in 1982/83 and 1994.

In 1990/91, seven families moved to the New Plymouth, Idaho area to help begin a new congregation.

The Grace Nursing Home, located next to the church, opened in 1959 with the Livingston and Winton congregations' support. It was able to accommodate 16 residents. By 2000 it had accommodations for 33 persons. In 2020 the facility was known as Grace Home and offered both Long Term Care and Independent Living options.

The Longview Mennonite School began in 1974 with 78 students and three teachers.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Caleb Koehn, David E. Koehn, Doug Koehn, Sheldon Koehn, and Keith Koehn.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (2001-2020).

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 194-197.

Additional Information

Address: 13483 W. Peach Ave., Livingston, California 95334

Phone: 209-394-8294

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

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

Name Years
of Service
J. E. Friesen 1943-?
Ben T. Koehn (1906-1981) 1943-1952?
Jesse Koehn (1919-1995) 1949-1995
John A. Koehn (1885-1966) 1950?-1953?
Sam A. Nichols (1894-1968) 1953-1968
Kenneth Koehn (1932-1968) 1960-1968
Donald H. Millsap (1933-2009) 1964-1990
Edward Schmidt 1969-1988
Chester Koehn (1944-2004) 1974-2004
LeRoy Koehn (1941-2012) 1981-1994
Douglas Koehn 1984-present
David Koehn 1993-present
Keith Koehn 1993-present
Sheldon Koehn 2010-present
Caleb Koehn 2016-present

Membership at Livingston Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1943 91
1953 110
2000 280
2010 237
2020 228

Original Mennonite Encyclopedia Article

By John A. Koehn. Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 378. All rights reserved.

Livingston Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church, located at Livingston, Merced County, California, was organized in 1943 after the Winton church became too crowded. A meetinghouse was built with a seating capacity of 200. In 1953 the church had a membership of 110 with ministers Jesse Koehn, John A. Koehn, and S. A. Nichols.


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published December 2020

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Steiner, Samuel J. (December 2020). Livingston Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Livingston, California, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 July 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Livingston_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Livingston,_California,_USA)&oldid=169558.




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