Rock of Ages Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church (Kidron, Ohio, USA)

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The Rock of Ages Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation near Kidron, Ohio, USA was established in 1952. The congregation began with evangelistic meetings among the Plain People of Wayne and Holmes counties. Minister Paul Swartley of Souderton, Pennsylvania, came to pastor the new congregation. Over half the members were former Amish and most of the rest former Mennonites.

Services were held first in an old schoolhouse and later in an old church in Maysville. A new church building was erected near Kidron, Ohio, in 1959. It was remodeled and doubled in size in 1984. In 2000 the congregation launched the Scenic Ridge Church of God in Christ, Mennonite about 30 miles west of the mother church.

The Rock of Ages School began in 1974 in the church basement. The congregation completed a four-room school in 1976.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Luke Troyer, Phil Schrock, John Martin, and Wade Buller.

Bibliography

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 448-451.

Additional Information

Address: 4451 S. Kansas Road, Apple Creek, Ohio 46606

Phone: 330-698-2298

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Rock of Ages Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Paul Swartley (1892-1979) 1952-1960s?
Robert Holdeman (1932-2010) 1961-1995
Leon Koehn 1972-1990
Luke Troyer 1985-present
Paul Raber 1985-2010
2014-2018
Philip Miller 1997-2001
Phil Schrock 2000-present
John Martin 2009-2015
2017-present
Wade Buller 2019-present

Membership at the Rock of Ages Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1952 12
1957 22
1960 35
1995 140
2000 174
2010 158
2020 176

Original Mennonite Encyclopedia Article

By Melvin Gingerich. Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 347. All rights reserved.

Rock of Ages Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church is located at Maysville, Ohio. The 1957 membership was 22; the minister in charge was Paul Swartley. Most of its members were formerly Amish.


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published February 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Rock of Ages Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church (Kidron, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2021. Web. 20 Apr 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rock_of_Ages_Church_of_God_in_Christ_Mennonite_Church_(Kidron,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=170177.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (February 2021). Rock of Ages Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church (Kidron, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rock_of_Ages_Church_of_God_in_Christ_Mennonite_Church_(Kidron,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=170177.




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