Pleasant View Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church (Goltry, Oklahoma, USA)

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The Pleasant View Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation in Goltry, Oklahoma, USA was established in about 1901. The congregation started after three families moved from Harvey County, Kansas and settled on farms near Goltry. These settlers bought homesteads from speculators who had participated in the 1893 Cherokee Strip "run."

Initially, services were held in a schoolhouse two miles east of Goltry. In 1935 an old school building was purchased and moved to the northeast edge of Goltry. It was renovated and expanded several times over the years. In 1986/87, the congregation completed a new building just north of the former church.

Visiting ministers from Kansas and from the Fairview congregation served the congregation until 1936 until Reuben Koehn served as the first local minister.

Before 1996, the congregation's children attended the Cedar Christian School operated by the Fairview congregation. The Wagon Creek Christian School was built next to the church in 1997.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Randy Schmidt, Patrick Koehn, and Dennis Koehn.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (2020).

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 458-460.

Additional Information

Address: E0330 Road, Goltry, Oklahoma 73739

Location Northeast corner of Goltry

Phone: 580-496-2234

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Pleasant View Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Visiting ministers 1901-1936
Reuben J. Koehn (1907-1995) 1936-1980s?
LeRoy Wedel (1918-2005) 1944-2005
Gladwin Koehn 1971-1974
Dennis Koehn 1980-present
Randy Schmidt 1998-2007
2010-present
Patrick Koehn 2004-present

Membership at the Pleasant View Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1958 45
1995 48
2000 57
2010 83
2020 136

Original Mennonite Encyclopedia Article

By Reuben J. Koehn. Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 191. All rights reserved.

Pleasant View Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church is located on the northeast edge of Goltry, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The first members settled here in 1900. The congregation was organized in 1905, using a district school for a place of worship until 1935, when the present church was built. In the early years the church was served by ministers from Kansas. A Sunday school was organized in 1923, and a sewing circle in 1940. The majority of the members are farmers and industrial workers. In 1958 Reuben J. Koehn and Leroy Wedel were the ministers, with a membership of 45.


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published February 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Pleasant View Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church (Goltry, Oklahoma, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2021. Web. 22 Oct 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pleasant_View_Church_of_God_in_Christ_Mennonite_Church_(Goltry,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=170205.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (February 2021). Pleasant View Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church (Goltry, Oklahoma, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Pleasant_View_Church_of_God_in_Christ_Mennonite_Church_(Goltry,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=170205.




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