Towamencin Mennonite Church (Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, PA
Source: Franconia Mennonite Church website

Towamencin Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a member of the Franconia Mennonite Conference. Jacob Godshalk, who served as the first bishop for the Mennonites of America from 1708, settled in the present Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1713 or earlier. By 1728 the first Towamencin Mennonite meetinghouse had been built. About 1804 this building burned to the ground. In 1805 a stone building was erected, replaced about sixty years later. The present meetinghouse, the fourth, was built in 1925, 50 x 74 feet. The Towamencin pulpit seems to have been supplied by the Skippack preachers until 1876, when Christian Allebach (1841-1917) was ordained to the ministry. In 1958 the minister was Ellis L. Mack, with a membership of 219.


Wenger, J. C. History of the Mennonites of the Franconia Conference. Telford, 1937: 148-53.

Additional Information

Address: 1980 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville PA 19443

Phone: 215-368-2450

Website: Towamencin Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliation:

Mennonite Church USA

Mosaic Mennonite Conference

Ordained Leaders at Towamencin Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Christian B. Allebach (1841-1917) 1876-1917
Jacob C. Stover (1835-1919) 1888-1919
Isaac C. Kulp (1867-1941) 1912-1941
C. Warren Moyer (1881-1949) 1917-1949
William B. Anders (1915-2016) 1939-1950
Ellis L. Mack (1911-2005) 1949-1974
Harold M. Fly (1921-1997) 1961-1988
John L. Freed (1930-1999) 1971-1976
Glenn M. Alderfer (1941- ) 1982-1993
Russel M. Detweiler (1928-2011) 1993-2005
Steven Nyce (1954- ) 1994-2004
Robert L. Petersheim (Interim) 2005-2006
Mike Clemmer (1961- ) 2006-2020
William G. Martin 2013-present

Membership at Towamencin Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1915 205
1925 202
1935 220
1945 200
1955 230
1965 201
1975 181
1985 230
1995 187
2005 170
2015 195


Map:Towamencin Mennonite Church (Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, USA)

Author(s) John C Wenger
Date Published 1959

Cite This Article

MLA style

Wenger, John C. "Towamencin Mennonite Church (Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 Sep 2023.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=168901.

APA style

Wenger, John C. (1959). Towamencin Mennonite Church (Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 September 2023, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=168901.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 739. All rights reserved.

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