Nickel Mines Mennonite Church (Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA)
The Nickel Mines Mennonite Church (Biblical Mennonite Alliance) is located in a former mining community at 1981 Mine Road, Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The ministers of the Paradise District of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference bought and repaired an abandoned Episcopal meetinghouse, and services were started on 29 September 1935. In 1952 Paul C. Mast was ordained as local pastor. The missionaries Edgar Denlinger and Irene Stauffer were from this congregation. The membership in 1956 was 40, with C. Marvin Eshleman as pastor.
In January 2002 the Nickel Mines congregation left the Lancaster Mennonite Conference. It joined the Biblical Mennonite Alliance in August 2002.
In 2019 the leading minister was Leon K. Martin and the associate pastors were Landis Weaver, Jr. and Sheldon Sensenig. The congregational membership was 67 and the average weekly attendance was 85.
Biblical Mennonite Alliance. Directory (August 2015); (2019)ː 37.
Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "Directory of BMA Congregations." Web. 13 May 2012. http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/congregations.html.
Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory 2012-13. Harrisonburg, VA: The Sword and Trumpet, 2012: 40.
"History of Nickel Mines." Nickel Mines Mennonite Church. Web. 13 June 2019. http://www.nickelminesmennonite.org/Nickel%20Mines%20History.html.
Address: 1981 Mine Road, Paradise, PA 17562
Denominational Affiliation: Biblical Mennonite Alliance
Ordained Pastors at Nickel Mines Mennonite Church
|Paul E. Mast||1952-1956|
|C. Marvin Esleman||1956-1964?|
|David N. Wadel||1963-1967|
|Nelson G. Rohrer||1969-1975?|
|Ernest E. Mummau (1939-2013)||1978-2013|
|Leon Kurtz Martin||1993?-present|
|Philip J. Herschberger||2003-2010s|
|Landis Weaver, Jr.||2011-present|
Membership at Nickel Mines Mennonite Church
|Author(s)||Ira D. Landis|
|Date Published||June 2019|
Cite This Article
Landis, Ira D. and Sam Steiner. "Nickel Mines Mennonite Church (Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2019. Web. 21 Nov 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Nickel_Mines_Mennonite_Church_(Paradise,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=164205.
Landis, Ira D. and Sam Steiner. (June 2019). Nickel Mines Mennonite Church (Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 November 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Nickel_Mines_Mennonite_Church_(Paradise,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=164205.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 871. All rights reserved.
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