Rocky View Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada)

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The Rocky View Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation at Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada began in early 1966 when two families moved to the area from Kansas, USA. Four more families came in 1967, followed by 11 more in 1968. In the first little while worship services were held in homes, followed by several years in a house on the Alberta Ranch. The congregation formally organized on 3 October 1967. Work on a church building began in 1970, with dedication services on 2 May 1971. Deacon Ervie Koehn was an early congregational leader.

Initially most families farmed, but over the year vocations diversified to include carpentry, accounting, computer sales, a hardware store, a machine shop and a sign shop.

The Rocky View Christian School began in 1978 in a building on the church property. The first local ministers were ordained on 4 December 1975 -- Ray Nikkel and Robert Koehn. The building nearly doubled in size with an addition in 1990.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (2009): 23-24; (2019): 29-30.

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 57-59.

Histories of the Congregations of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Ste. Anne, MB: Gospel Publishers, 1975.

Additional Information

Address: 6201 Range Rd. 300, Pincher Creek, Alberta

Location: 1.5 km south, 2 km east of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 507.

Phone: 403-627-2466

Denominational Affiliation:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (1967-present)

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

Name Years
of Service
Ray Nikkel 1975-2008
Robert Koehn (1945-2001) 1975-2001
Gene Esau 199?-2017
Lorne Koehn 2008-present
David Froese 2018-present

Rocky View Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Membership

Year Members
1975 39
1985 56
2000 96
2010 102
2019 128


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published May 2020


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Steiner, Samuel J. "Rocky View Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2020. Web. 5 Dec 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rocky_View_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Pincher_Creek,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=169073.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (May 2020). Rocky View Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 December 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rocky_View_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Pincher_Creek,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=169073.




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