Somerset Mennonite Fellowship (Stoystown, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Somerset Mennonite Fellowship in Stoystown, Pennsylvania, USA was established as a daughter congregation of Emmanuel Christian Fellowship in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. In 1993 the congregation decided to start a new church in a location without a conservative Mennonite witness, would support agricultural enterprises, and would be within a couple hour drive of Emmanuel.

The first families moved in early 1994. Services were held in home for several months until a local church building was purchased. The first service in the church was held 26 June 1994.

In 2018 the church was a member of the Mennonite Christian Fellowship and had 80 members. Lynn M. Diller was the Bishop assisted by Ministers Michael Byers, Philip Kauffman and James Weaver and Deacon John Byers.


Anderson, Cory. The Amish-Mennonites of North America: a portrait of our people. Medina, New York: Ridgeway Publishing, 2012: 38.

The Beachy Amish-Mennonites. "Amish-Mennonite Churches in Pennsylvania." Web. 6 December 2013.

Mennonite Church Directory (2013): 87; (2018): 99.

Miller, Allan A., compiler. The origin of the Fellowship churches. Gap Mills, West Virginia: Yoder's Select Books, 2004: 54.

Additional Information

Address: 426 Horner Church Road, Stoystown, PA 15563

Phone: 814-629-6868

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Christian Fellowship

Ordained Pastors at Somerset Mennonite Fellowship

Name Years
of Service
Lynn Diller
Henry Peight 1999?-2016
Philip Kauffman 2008-2010?
James Weaver 2008?-2010?
Michael Byers 2016-present


Somerset Mennonite Fellowship

Author(s) Richard D. Thiessen
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published November 2018

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Thiessen, Richard D. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Somerset Mennonite Fellowship (Stoystown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2018. Web. 21 Jun 2021.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=165963.

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Thiessen, Richard D. and Samuel J. Steiner. (November 2018). Somerset Mennonite Fellowship (Stoystown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 June 2021, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=165963.

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