Pilgrim Fellowship Church (Cochranton, Pennsylvania, USA)
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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Address: 843 Deer Creek Road, Cochranton, PA (coordinates: 41.47228, -80.11219 [N 41 28' 20" W 80 6' 43"])
Mennonite Christian Fellowship
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||December 2013|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Pilgrim Fellowship Church (Cochranton, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2013. Web. 16 Jul 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pilgrim_Fellowship_Church_(Cochranton,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=160831.
Thiessen, Richard D. (December 2013). Pilgrim Fellowship Church (Cochranton, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 July 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pilgrim_Fellowship_Church_(Cochranton,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=160831.
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