River City Mennonite Church (Moline, Illinois, USA)

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The Rock Island Mennonite Church, Rock Island, Illinois, USA, began in 1981 as a mission outreach of the Iowa-Nebraska Conference of the Mennonite Church (MC) to a disadvantaged area of the city.

The pastoral leader throughout its lifetime was Ken Shook. Worship services were unstructured and had a charismatic bent

It changed its name to River City Mennonite Church in 1987 when it moved its location to Moline, Illinois, a twin city of Rock Island on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River.

River City Mennonite Church was last listed in the Mennonite Yearbook in 1992.


"Ken Shook was licensed...." Gospel Herald 77, no. 22 (29 May 1984): 397.

Kurfman, Cindy Hines. "Pastor is only ethnic Mennonite at Illinois church." Gospel Herald 82, no. 5 (31 January 1989): 77.

Yoder, Holly Blosser. The same spirit: History of Iowa-Nebraska Mennonites. Freeman, S.D.: Central Plains Mennonite Conference, 2003: 268.

Additional Information

Address: 1011 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265



Denominational Affiliations: Iowa-Nebraska Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church (MC)

Pastoral Leaders at River City Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Kenneth L. Shook 1981-1992

Membership at River City Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1982 10
1992 45

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published July 2023

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Steiner, Samuel J. "River City Mennonite Church (Moline, Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2023. Web. 17 Apr 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=River_City_Mennonite_Church_(Moline,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=176385.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (July 2023). River City Mennonite Church (Moline, Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=River_City_Mennonite_Church_(Moline,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=176385.

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