Southern Hope Mennonite Church (Victoria, Texas, USA)

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The Southern Hope Mennonite Church on the edge of Victoria, Texas, USA was established in 1993. The congregation started when families began to move to the Victoria area in 1976. In 1978, together with the families living in the El Campo area, the El Campo-Victoria congregation was formed. For a time they met in rented facilities in Edna, Texas, about halfway between the two settlements. In 1980 a church was built in the El Campo area, and the Victoria-based families traveled great distances to worship. In 1992/93 the Victoria families, with the help of other congregations, built their own church building. The first service was held in March 1993.

The Southern Hope Mennonite School began in 1995.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The minister was Ron Ensz.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (1996-2020).

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 515-517.

Additional Information

Address: 409 County Road, Victoria, Texas 77905

Phone: 361-703-5636

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Southern Hope Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Norman Koehn (1928-2006) 1993-2006
Jeff Giesel
(Nonresident)
2006-2013
Ron Ensz 2013-present

Membership at the Southern Hope Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1995 23
2000 22
2010 44
2020 27


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2021

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Southern Hope Mennonite Church (Victoria, Texas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2021. Web. 14 Apr 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Southern_Hope_Mennonite_Church_(Victoria,_Texas,_USA)&oldid=170759.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (March 2021). Southern Hope Mennonite Church (Victoria, Texas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 April 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Southern_Hope_Mennonite_Church_(Victoria,_Texas,_USA)&oldid=170759.




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