Red Run Mennonite Church (Grantsville, Maryland, USA)

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Red Run Mennonite Church (formerly Mennonite Church), Grantsville, Maryland, established in 1947, was a mission in the Allegheny Mennonite Conference. Red Run stated out by meeting in homes in 1953. Later a small meeting house was given to the church. In the early years it was served by lay Christians until later in the 1950s when a few ministers started preaching on Sunday afternoons. The church was expanded in 1975 when it became an established church and had a regular minister. In 1998 a third addition was added on. The church primarily ministered to mountain type people.

In 1957 it had a membership of 15, with Vernon Yoder as pastor. In 2015 the membership was 31 and Merle Durst was minister.

In March 2015 Red Run Mennonite Church submitted a letter of withdrawal from membership in the Allegheny Mennonite Conference, citing differences about how to deal with same-sex relationships.


Houser, Gordon. "Allegheny Narrowly Votes to Reinstate Hyattsville." The Mennonite. 9 March 2015. Web. 9 March 2015.

Additional Information

Address: 662 Meyersdale Road, Grantsville, MD 21536

Phone: 814-634-9250

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published March 2015

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Thiessen, Richard D. "Red Run Mennonite Church (Grantsville, Maryland, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2015. Web. 30 May 2024.,_Maryland,_USA)&oldid=131243.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (March 2015). Red Run Mennonite Church (Grantsville, Maryland, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 May 2024, from,_Maryland,_USA)&oldid=131243.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 263. All rights reserved.

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