Snow Hill Mennonite Church (Snow Hill, Maryland, USA)
Snow Hill Mennonite Church (Biblical Mennonite Alliance) in Snow Hill, Maryland, USA, began in 1950 and 1951 when the young Sam Yoder and David Yoder families moved to the area with the intent of starting a church. Initially they attended the Holly Grove Mennonite Church, but worked to develop the Snow Hill congregation that formally organized in 1953. The Conestoga Mennonite Church of Morgantown, Pennsylvania, also assisted in the work.
Originally the congregation was part of the Ohio and Eastern Mennonite Conference and became part of the Atlantic Coast Mennonite Conference when that body began in 1978. In February 1983 the congregation requested membership in the Conservative Mennonite Conference; this was granted in August 1983.
In February 1999 the congregation became a charter member of the Biblical Mennonite Alliance.
In 2019 the leading minister was Brian King and the associate pastor was Nathan Hostetler. The congregational membership was 35 and the average weekly attendance was 45.
Biblical Mennonite Alliance. Directory (August 2015); (2019); 44.
Biblical Mennonite Alliance. "Directory of BMA Congregations." Web. 14 May 2012. http://www.biblicalmennonite.com/congregations.html.
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Hershberger, Brenda. Anabaptist (Mennonite) Directory (2007): 43; (2009): 40; (2011): 39; (2012-13): 41.
Miller, Ivan J. History of the Conservative Mennonite Conference. Grantsville, MD: the author, 1985: 152-153.
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Stoltzfus, Grant M. Mennonites of the Ohio and Eastern Conference; From the Colonial Period in Pennsylvania to 1968. Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite history, no. 13. Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press, 1969: 247, 336.
Address: 5927 Worcester Highway, Snow Hill, MD 21863
Website: Snow Hill Mennonite Church
Denominational Affiliation: Biblical Mennonite Alliance
Ordained Pastors at Snow Hill Mennonite Church
|Omar Stoltzfus (1923-2018)||1954-1973?|
|Amos C. King||1964?-1992?|
|James A. Kurtz
Membership at Snow Hill Mennonite Church
Original Mennonite Encyclopedia Article
By Melvin Gingerich. Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 556. All rights reserved.
Snow Hill Mennonite Church (MC), located 3 miles north of Snow Hill, Maryland, is a member of the Ohio and Eastern Mennonite Conference. It was established in 1953. It had 31 members in 1957 and Omar Stoltzfus was its pastor.
|Author(s)||Richard D. Thiessen|
|Samuel J. Steiner|
|Date Published||July 2019|
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Thiessen, Richard D. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Snow Hill Mennonite Church (Snow Hill, Maryland, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2019. Web. 1 Oct 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Snow_Hill_Mennonite_Church_(Snow_Hill,_Maryland,_USA)&oldid=165882.
Thiessen, Richard D. and Samuel J. Steiner. (July 2019). Snow Hill Mennonite Church (Snow Hill, Maryland, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 October 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Snow_Hill_Mennonite_Church_(Snow_Hill,_Maryland,_USA)&oldid=165882.
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