Pond Bank Community Church
The mission work in Pond Bank was started in 1909 as a result of revival meetings at Marion Mennonite Church
and a push for mission outreach among the youth. Harvey Shank, a young member at Marion,
became involved in the mission when he took a teaching position at the White Rock School in Pond Bank.
In the same year, he led Joseph Metz, a Pond Bank resident, to the Lord. In 1910, Joseph Metz was baptized.
This event sparked interest in establishing regular church meetings in Pond Bank.
For several years, bi-monthly services were held in the White Rock School.
In 1921, the Washington-Franklin Mennonite Mission board ordained Harvey to full time mission work in Pond Bank.
In 1941, the congregation was organized, and Andrew Lehman was ordained as the first deacon.
The Church Building
In 1919, the Mission Board purchased an old Presbyterian church building and dismantled it and moved it to Pond Bank.
In 1920, with the youth from Marion providing the labor, the building was reassembled.
It served as the church building for 82 years until the deterioration of the structure warranted replacement in 2002.
Two outreach congregations were started with participation from dedicated members of Pond Bank Community Church.
In 1953, Fox Hill Mission was started in Waynesboro. In 1969, the congregation moved about ½ mile and was renamed Fairview Chapel.
In 2001, the congregation was renamed Lifegate Ministries.
Living Faith Chapel was started in 1983 in the Shippensburg area.
Below is a poster showing the pastors that have served at Pond Bank Community Church.