Snow Hill Mennonite Church (Snow Hill, Maryland, USA)

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Snow Hill Mennonite Church, Snow Hill, Maryland.
Source: Church website

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.

Bibliography

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.

"Bro. Omar Stoltzfus." Gospel Herald 47, no. 36 (7 September 1954): 852.

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.

"Snow Hill, Maryland." Gospel Herald 47, no. 26 (29 June 1954): 619.

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.

Additional Information

Address: 5927 Worcester Highway, Snow Hill, MD 21863

Phone: 410-632-2734

Website: Snow Hill Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliation: Biblical Mennonite Alliance

Ordained Pastors at Snow Hill Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Omar Stoltzfus (1923-2018) 1954-1973?
Amos C. King 1964?-1992?
James A. Kurtz
(Bishop)
1977-1985
1985-present
Nathan Hostetler 1993-present
Brian King 2017-present

Membership at Snow Hill Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1960 31
1965 43
1970 38
1975 38
1980 35
1985 36
1990 41
1995 45
2006 43
2011 43
2019 35

Map

Map:Snow Hill Mennonite Church (Snow Hill, Maryland, USA)

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
Sam Steiner
Date Published July 2019


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Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. (July 2019). Snow Hill Mennonite Church (Snow Hill, Maryland, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 November 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Snow_Hill_Mennonite_Church_(Snow_Hill,_Maryland,_USA)&oldid=164316.




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