Salem Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Salem Mennonite Church, Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA came into existence in 1946, meeting first in a small schoolhouse. This location became too small and the Franconia Mennonite Conference Mission Board purchased a three-story former cigar factory in Shelly in 1948.

Salem became an organized congregation in 1950. In 1970 plans began for an expansion, with a building erected at the rear of the old building. This building was completed in 1971.

In 2016 the congregation was a multi-generational mix of families and friends, with a worship style that included a mixture of contemporary and traditional music.


Salem Mennonite Church. "Our history." Web. 22 October 2016.

Additional Information

Address: 41 East Cherry Road, Quakertown, Pa. 18951

Phone: (215) 536-1223


Denominational Affiliation:

Mennonite Church USA

Mosaic Mennonite Conference

Ordained Leaders at Salem Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Wellington L. Moyer 1949-1951
Lester K. Moyer (1918-1988) 1952-1975
Warren M. Wenger (1921-2005) 1975-1982
J. Mark Frederick 1983-1994
Elmer S. Frederick 1995-2000?
Bruce Eglinton-Woods 2001?-present

Membership at Salem Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1955 47
1965 58
1975 67
1985 99
1995 114
2005 85
2015 74


Map:Salem Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA)

Original Article from Mennonite Encyclopedia

Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 406. All rights reserved.

Salem Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located in the village of Shelly, (north of Quakertown), Pennsylvania, a member of the Franconia Mennonite Conference, was organized in August 1950 by Elmer M. Mack, chairman of the Franconia mission board. The church auditorium is in a four-story brick building, formerly a factory, which also contains the pastor's residence. The membership in 1958 was 87, with Lester K. Moyer as pastor. -- Marvin D. Ruth.

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published October 2016

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Salem Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2016. Web. 22 Sep 2023.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=168895.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (October 2016). Salem Mennonite Church (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2023, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=168895.

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