Pilgrim Fellowship Church (Cochranton, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Pilgrim Fellowship Church, located 7.5 km (4.7 miles) south-west of Cochranton, Pennsylvania, USA, was established in 1966 when Minister Noah C. Wengerd from Maple Grove Amish Mennonite Church in Hadley, Pennsylvania led a group of people from the congregation to establish a new church. Wengerd was ordained as bishop of the congregation on 8 December 1968. Wengerd left to Tennessee in 1971 when the congregation elected to make a shift to the English language in order to facilitate mission outreach. Allan A. Miller was ordained bishop on 7 July 1974 and served until his move to Fairview, Missouri in 1981. Walter Sommers was ordained as bishop on 6 June 1982.

In 2018 Pilgrim Fellowship was a member of the Mennonite Christian Fellowship and had 51 members. The church was served by Bishop Ervin Schlabach, Minister Jonas A. Coblentz, and Deacon Mose Troyer.


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The Beachy Amish-Mennonites. "Amish-Mennonite Churches in Pennsylvania." Web. 6 December 2013. http://www.beachyam.org/churches/pa.htm.

Mennonite Church Directory (2013): 87; (2018): 99.

Miller, Allan A., compiler. The origin of the Fellowship Churches. Gap Mills, West Virginia: Yoder's Select Books, 2004: 19.

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Additional Information

Address: 843 Deer Creek Road, Cochranton, PA (coordinates: 41.47228, -80.11219 [N 41 28' 20" W 80 6' 43"])

Phone: 814-425-7754

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Christian Fellowship


Map:Pilgrim Fellowship Church, Cochranton, Pennsylvania

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published December 2013

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