Peoria North Mennonite Church (Peoria, Illinois, USA)

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The Peoria North Mennonite Church, Peoria, Illinois, USA, began in 1984 when ten members of the United Mennonite Church wanted to explore planting a church on the north side of Peoria. Ryan Ahlgrim did a feasibility study and was called to be the congregation's first pastor. It held its first service on 12 February 1984. The congregation joined both the Central District Conference of the General Conference Mennonite Church and the Illinois Mennonite Conference of the Mennonite Church (MC).

The church purchased a building in 1990 after worshipping in rented spaces for its first years.

The church was last listed in the 2000 Mennonite Directory though the building had been sold in 1999 to the New Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church.


"Peoria-North Mennonite Church, Peoria, Ill." The Mennonite 101, no. 10 (27 May 1986): 224.

Rich, Elaine Sommers, ed. Walking Together in Faith: The Central District Conference, 1957-1990. Bluffton, Ohio: The Conference, 2003: 83-84.

Additional Information

Address: 2112 West Forrest Hill Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61604



Denominational Affiliations: Central District Conference

Illinois Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church (MC)

General Conference Mennonite Church

Pastoral Leaders at Peoria North Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Ryan Ahlgrim 1984-1995
John L. Schrock 1995-1997?
Lay Leaders 1997?-2000?

Membership at Peoria North Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1990 16
2000 34

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published December 2022

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Peoria North Mennonite Church (Peoria, Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2022. Web. 17 Apr 2024.,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=174468.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (December 2022). Peoria North Mennonite Church (Peoria, Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2024, from,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=174468.

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