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Big City Mennonite Church Directory 2013

Big City Mennonite Church Directory 2013

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Published by Charlie Kraybill
Focuses on urban Mennonite churches in the U.S. and Canada. Includes info on 219 congregations in 105 large cities.
Focuses on urban Mennonite churches in the U.S. and Canada. Includes info on 219 congregations in 105 large cities.

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Published by: Charlie Kraybill on Dec 25, 2012
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The Big City
Mennonite Church
Directory 2013
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U.S. & Canada
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This directory focuses on urban Mennonite churches in the U.S. and Canada. Inside you’ll findinformation on the location, size, age, and racial/ethnic composition of 219 congregations
(MC-USA andMC-Canada)
in 105 large cities
(populations greater than 100,000)
across North America. 
1.Mennonite (MC-USA) Online Directory;2. Mennonite conference websites;3. Congregational websites;4.Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online 
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 First Edition
(Comments, corrections and/or critiques may be sent to: carlosnycity@gmail.com)
A publication of the Marginal Mennonite Tract & Propaganda Department.
Compiled by Charlie Kraybill on behalf of the Marginal Mennonite Society.Visit the “Marginal Mennonite Society” Facebook page, and “like” us.
(Tip: When printing this document, save paper by doing it two-sided.)
(pop. 291,826)
(founded 1989); 40 members (Anglo)10980 Hillside Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99507 (907-346-2909)Minister: John David Thacker (Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference)
(pop. 236,123)
(founded 1976); 96 members (Anglo)2505 North Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ 85224 (480-963-2416)Minister: Kent Beck (Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference)
(pop. 226,721)
(founded 1962); 396 members (Anglo)4334 West Vista Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301 (623-931-9241)Minister: Hal Shrader (Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference)
(pop. 1,445,632)
(founded 1946); 118 members (Anglo)9835 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028 (602-997-7171)Minister: Steve Good (Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference)
[History: “In 1957, the membership was 136, with Melvin L. Ruth as pastor. … In the spring of 1952 the Sunnyslope congregation assumedresponsibility of two mission Sunday schools among the colored migrants in the Buckeye community. … In the 1950s African Americanscomprised the largest part of attendants, but Spanish and Cocopah Indians were usually also present. Attendance sometimes reached 90.” --from article onGAMEO]
(founded 1962); 32 members (Anglo)1612 W. Northern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021 (602-944-0875)Minister: Alan Whaley (Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference)
(pop. 117,517)
(founded 1972); 36 members (Anglo)16002 N. Verde Street, Surprise, AZ 85378 (623-583-9902)Minister: Paul Meyer (Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference)
(pop. 520,116)
Shalom Mennonite Fellowship
(founded 1978); 65 members (Anglo)6044 E. 30th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711 (520-748-7082)Minister: Bryce Miller (Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference)
(pop. 336, 265)
Trinity Chinese Mennonite Church
(founded 1985); 42 members (Chinese)300 North Wilshire Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92801 (949-653-2785)Minister: Nelson Kao (Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference)
(pop. 111,772)
Jemaat Kristen Indonesia Imanuel
(founded 1982); 60 members (Indonesian)11821 Old River School Road, Downey, CA 90241 (562-928-8033)Minister: Stephen Jachin (Southwest Mennonite Conference)
El Monte
(pop. 113,475)
Basileia Christian Fellowship
(founded 2006); 35 members (Indonesian)11616 McBean Drive, El Monte, CA 91791 (626-433-0304)Minister: Roland Kleber (Southwest Mennonite Conference)
(pop. 494,665)
(founded 1954); 109 members (Anglo)5015 East Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727 (559-251-5703)Minister: Gordon Smith (Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference)
Hmong Community Church
(founded 1990); 46 members (Hmong)5015 East Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727 (559-268-2113)Minister: Shoua Moua (Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference)
(pop. 109,673)
Los Angeles Faith Chapel
(founded 1996); 155 members (?)3818 W. Imperial Highway, Inglewood, CA 90303 (310-677-0270)Ministers: Chuwang Pam and Grace Pam

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