Mennonite Gospel Mission (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

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Chicago Mennonite Gospel Mission, 6201 Carpenter St., Chicago, Illinois, an extinct mission station, was founded in 1909 as the initial step in home mission work by the Central Conference of Mennonites. It was first located at 843 West 63d Street. The property at the Carpenter Street location was purchased in 1910 and rebuilt for mission purposes. For many years it was known as the Mennonite Home Chapel. The membership at one time was near 60, but successive population shifts removed the chief elements in the mission constituency, and the work was continued for some years with increasing difficulty. The Home Mission Committee discontinued its organized program at the close of 1947 and the property was sold soon after.


Smith, Willard H. Mennonites in Illinois. Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite History, 24. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1983: 277, 333, 533.

Additional Information

Address: 6201 Carpenter Street, Chicago, Illinois



Denominational Affiliations: Central Conference Mennonite Church

Pastoral Leaders at Mennonite Gospel Mission

Name Years
of Service
Albert B. Rutt (1879-1962)
Jacob Sommers (1878-1953) 1911-1914
David D. Augspurger (1853-1935) 1917-1918
LeRoy D. Hartzler (1881-1925) 1917-1918
Edmund T. Rowe (1885-1967) 1918-1929
Albert B. Michaelson (1888-1945) 1929-1933
Walter Guth 1933-1934
Lee J. Lantz (1873-1970 1934-1944
Robert David Sommer (1920- ) 1944-1946
Harold P. Thiessen (1922-1986) 1946-1947

Author(s) Raymond L. Hartzler
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published 1957

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Hartzler, Raymond L. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Mennonite Gospel Mission (Chicago, Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 17 Apr 2024.,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=178550.

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Hartzler, Raymond L. and Samuel J. Steiner. (1957). Mennonite Gospel Mission (Chicago, Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2024, from,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=178550.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 556. All rights reserved.

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