McKinley Mennonite Church (Mio, Michigan, USA)

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The McKinley Mennonite Church, near Mio, Michigan, USA, and 11 miles distant from the Comins Mennonite Church, began as a Sunday school outreach of the Comins church in 1948-1949. Lloyd Gundy served the following summer in the new program.

The Comins church dedicated a new chapel for McKinley on 8 July 1952. It completed a parsonage in 1955. Lowell Troyer served as the pastor.

The small congregation closed in 1967, with most members returning to Comins. The church building and parsonage were sold.


Pannabecker, Samuel Floyd. Faith in Ferment: a History of the Central District Conference. Faith and Life Press, 1968: 270.

Rich, Elaine Sommers, ed. Walking Together in Faith: The Central District Conference, 1957-1990. Bluffton, Ohio: The Conference, 2003: 100.

Additional Information

Address: Star Route, Mio, Michigan



Denominational Affiliations: General Conference Mennonite Church

Pastoral Leaders at McKinley Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Lowell O. Troyer (1912-2004) 1951-1967

Membership at McKinley Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1955 -
1960 7
1965 32

Original Mennonite Encyclopedia Article

By Melvin Gingerich. Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 433. All rights reserved.

The McKinley Mennonite Church (General Conference Mennonite) in McKinley, near Mio, Oscoda County, Michigan, was a mission sponsored by the Central Mennonite Conference Board of Home and Foreign Missions. In 1951 the chapel was built to strengthen the work that had been started a few years previously by the Comins church. Lowell Troyer became pastor of the mission in 1951.

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published November 2022

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