Ohio Wisler Mennonite Churches

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The Ohio Wisler Mennonite Churches began in 1973, when a group of Ohio-Indiana (Wisler) Mennonite Conference congregations withdrew to form their own conference. The new group favored Sunday schools, revival meetings, and other evangelical practices not accepted by the larger Old Order Mennonite group. The Ohio Wisler Mennonites were initially served by two bishops from the Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church before eventually selecting their own bishop.

In 2010 the bishop was David VanPelt. The conference periodical was Home Lights. In that year the following congregations were members of the Ohio Wisler Mennonite Conference:

Congregation Location State/Country Founded Members
County Line Mennonite Church Dalton Ohio 1889 83
Maple Hill Mennonite Church Rittman Ohio 1832 41
Nsawam Mennonite Church Nsawam Ghana 2001 17
Salem Mennonite Church Leetonia Ohio 1983 81
Woodlawn Mennonite Church Greenwich Ohio 1986 79

Each congregation operated its own school, including the congregation in Ghana.


Scott, Stephen. An Introduction to Old Order and Conservative Mennonite Groups. People's Place Book #12. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1996: 177-178.

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published October 2010

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