Valley View Mennonite Church (Leburn, Kentucky, USA)
Valley View Mennonite Church is located in Leburn, Kentucky, USA. The church originated as the result of outreach by the Wayne Wenger family who moved to the area in August 1961. Wayne Wenger had been been ordained as a minister in 1946. The family withdrew from the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference because of disagreement with the theological direction of the Mennonite Church. They joined the Conservative Mennonite Conference, and undertook the outreach with the support of that conference.
In June 1963 Wayne Wagler held a series of revival meetings, followed by regular worship services in the Wagler home. In 1969 the small 13-member Valley View congregation withdrew from the Conservative Mennonite Conference due to spiritual "drift." They were listed as an "unaffiliated" congregation until they became part of the Nationwide Fellowship Churches in 1990.
Beginning in 1970 the congregation started a Christian parochial school in a former one-room public school. Opposition arose within the community that regarded the Mennonites as unpatriotic since they would not salute the flag. The school was burned down in October 1970. A new church, with a school in the basement, was built in 1971 with the assistance of the Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church.
In 2018 the church had 49 members and was a member of the Nationwide Fellowship Churches. The ministerial team included Minister Daniel E. Yoder, and Deacons Jesse L. Rudolph and Joshua L. Rudolph.
Mennonite Church Directory (2014): 111; (2018): 126.
"Valley View, Kentucky." The Mideastern Fellowship Churches (2014): 158-159.
Address: 3622 Possum Trot Road, Leburn, KY
Ordained Leaders at Valley View Mennonite Church
|Wayne J. Wenger (1919-2008)(Minister)
|Alvin Yoder (1942-2012)(Deacon)||1971-2002?|
|Daniel Hartzler (1951- )(Minister)
|Daniel E. Yoder (1963- )(Minister)||1994-present|
|Jesse L. Rudolph (1957- )(Deacon)||2002-present|
|Darvin J. Yoder (1968- )(Minister)||2004-present|
|Joshua Rudolph (1981- )(Deacon)||2012-present|
|Jonathan M. Hoover (1987- )(Minister)||2014-2015|
|Author(s)||Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||June 2018|
Cite This Article
Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. "Valley View Mennonite Church (Leburn, Kentucky, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2018. Web. 22 May 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Valley_View_Mennonite_Church_(Leburn,_Kentucky,_USA)&oldid=162592.
Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. (June 2018). Valley View Mennonite Church (Leburn, Kentucky, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 May 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Valley_View_Mennonite_Church_(Leburn,_Kentucky,_USA)&oldid=162592.
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