Madison Mennonite Church (Madison, New York, USA)

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Madison Mennonite Church is located in Madison, New York, USA. The church originated in summer 1990 after the the Christian Light Fellowship in Bedford, Pennsylvania, chose six families by lot in 1989 to begin a colonization effort in an area with dairy farms and openness to a conservative message.

In 1993 the church ordained John Beiler as its first local bishop. In the 1990s, the congregation helped Ukrainian immigrants start their own parochial elementary schools.

In 1995 seven families left the church to start a group affiliated with Charity Ministries.

In 2018 the church had 75 members and was a member of the Mennonite Christian Fellowship. The ministerial team included Bishop Samuel Yoder, Minister James Brubaker, and Deacon Daniel Ray Stoltzfus.


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Additional Information

Address: 3959 Stratford Street, Madison, NY

Phone: 315-893-7770

Denominational Affiliation:

Mennonite Christian Fellowship

Ordained Pastors at Madison Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Allen Sommers 1990-?
Ben Yoder 1990-present
John Beiler 1993-2008?
James Brubaker 2011-present
Samuel Yoder (Bishop) 2016-present


Madison Mennonite Church

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published November 2018

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Thiessen, Richard D and Samuel J. Steiner. "Madison Mennonite Church (Madison, New York, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2018. Web. 24 Jun 2021.,_New_York,_USA)&oldid=165906.

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Thiessen, Richard D and Samuel J. Steiner. (November 2018). Madison Mennonite Church (Madison, New York, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 June 2021, from,_New_York,_USA)&oldid=165906.

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