Milverton Christian Fellowship (Milverton, Ontario, Canada)

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Milverton Christian Fellowship

Milverton Mennonite Fellowship began in 1982 as an outreach of the Western Ontario Mennonite Conference in the town of Milverton, Ontario, Canada. Many of the conference's churches were located in the countryside, and it believed a "town" church would have appeal to persons in that community.

Initially services were held in the basement of the Anglican Church. Then for a number of years the growing congregation rented space above the former Milverton Sun newspaper office. In the late 1980s even this space was too limited and the group met in the public school auditorium. A new building was erected on the northern edge of town in 1992.

Harold Shantz was the founding pastor of the congregation. Important parts of the worship life have been music and the sharing time. The congregation began to use a cell church model in 1990s.

On 30 June 2019 Milverton Mennonite Fellowship left Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, and became a part of Partners in Harvest, a charismatic Christian denomination with roots in the Toronto Blessing revivals of the 1990s. It changed its name to Milverton Christian Fellowship in fall 2018.


Barker, Helen. "Small congregation that grew, building new Mennonite church near Milverton." Undated news clipping, ca. 1990.

Bauman, Janet. "Mourning and blessing: three congregations part ways with Mennonite Church Eastern Canada." Canadian Mennonite 24, no. 2 (20 January 2020): 14.

CMC Nexus (November 1995): 6.

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. Discernment Documents (25 April 2020): 28.

Mennonite Reporter (21 January 1985): 12; (5 February 1990): 14; (4 March 1991): 13; (18 May 1992): 17; (19 October 1992): 15; (6 February 1995): 3.

Peters, Hans. "Affiliations of Milverton Christian Fellowship." Personal e-mail (9 September 2019)

Additional Information

Address: P.O. Box 323, 6619 Perth Road 131, Milverton, ON N0K 1M0

Phone: 519-595-8762

Website: Milverton Christian Fellowship

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Conference (1982-2019)

Mennonite Church Canada (1999-2019)

Pastoral Leaders at Milverton Mennonite Fellowship

Name Years
of Service
Guest Speakers 1982-1984
Harold Shantz 1984-1998
Don Moores 1999-2001
Dale Bauman
Michael Strain 2003-2007
Gordon Martin
Mike Wiebe 2008-2014
Dawne Driedger
Hans Peters 2017-2020

Milverton Mennonite Fellowship Membership

Year Members
1995 118
2000 110
2004 126
2008 112
2015 112


Map:Milverton Mennonite Fellowship (Milverton, Ontario, Canada)

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published May 2020

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