Burrton Churches


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Burrton Mennonite Church Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

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Burrton Community Church

Mission of the First American Baptist Church of Newton

 

Lawrence Peterson, Pastor

 

429 N. Reno  -  Burrton, Kansas  67020

 

The First Baptist Church of Newton, Kansas (American Baptist Church USA) accepted transfer of the Burrton Mennonite Church property in 2016 and began holding Saturday evening services, which were eventually cancelled.  In 2017 it arranged for a part-time missionary Pastor to coordinate the planting of a new congregation in the Burrton community.  There are only periodic services held in the building at this time.


 

Burrton United Methodist Church

Burrton United Methodist Church

 

Kim Benson, Pastor

 

114 W Center  -  Burrton, Kansas 67020

620-463-4155

 

The Church was originally organized as the Burrton Methodist Episcopal Church in June, 1873, with seven members, at the then called Ballenger schoolhouse three miles west of Burrton, in Reno county, by Rev. John Harris. Six months later the Church moved to Burrton and held services in the schoolhouse. The following Pastors served the new congregation: Rev. John Harris, one year; G. W. Kanabel, one year; Rev. Presby, six months; M. M. Haun, one year; W. W. Woodsie, two years; S. Ward, one year; C. B. Mitchel, one year; H. G. Hamilton, one year; and G. H. Matthews came in March, 1882. There were 70 members on the rolls in 1884.

 

Faith Community Bible Church

 

Travis Heneha, Pastor

 

219 N. Harvey  -  Burrton, Kansas  67020

620-463-2682

 

The Burrton Bible Church was founded April 24, 1977 as the result of a growing Bible study held at Brigadoon and led by Pastor Aaron Smith.  Membership of the Church quickly grew to over 100 under Pastor Smith's ministry.  After 11 years as Pastor, the Church Board asked for Pastor Smith's resignation.  The following 20 years concluded with the Burrton Bible Church disbanding and turning over its assets to a new Church board as a mission plant of the Medora Community Church.  Travis Heneha was assigned as the first Pastor of the new Church, a position which he holds today.

 

First Christian Church

 

Charles Kerr Sr, Pastor

 

201 S. Burrton Ave.  -  Burrton, Kansas  67020

620-463-3010

 

The First Christian Church was organized in 1874 by Rev. J. Ellet (who remained as Pastor after 1884) with eighteen members. Service were held in the old schoolhouse until the fall of 1879, when the present Church edifice was completed. It was said that "the building is a fine structure, 36 x 48 feet and cost $1,200." There were 45 members on the rolls in 1884.

 

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

 

Kim Benson, Pastor

 

11303 E. Longview Rd.  -  Burrton, Kansas  67020

620-463-3811

 

Former

Burrton

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Burrton Mennonite Church

 

The origin of the Burrton Mennonite Church has been traced to the late 1800's when Mennonites already living in the area began buying farm land around Burrton.  Services were held in private homes for many years, until the Church was organized.  The original building was located on South Colorado street.  Groundbreaking for the new building at 429 N. Reno was held April 13, 1958. Pastors included James Gundy and James Dunn.  In January 2016, the Mennonite Church disbanded due to declining membership.  Most remaining members began attending the Halstead Mennonite Church.

First Baptist Church

The Baptist Church was organized in the Boss schoolhouse, two and one-half miles west of Burrton, in Reno County, September, 1876, with sixteen members. In the fall of 1877 the membership had increased to forty-two members. Old Father Camp, the organizer of the Church, remained two years. He was succeeded by Rev. D. Rowe, who remained two years. Rev. A. Post, the next Pastor, officiated one year, followed by Rev. J. H. Howgate. In 1877 a frame building was erected and in 1880 was moved into Burrton. In 1884 there were 23 members on the rolls.  The Church closed in the 1950's. 

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church was organized February 13, 1874 with 8 members, by Rev. R. M. Overstreet, who held service in Burrton early in October 1873.  The Church organized three miles east of Burrton in the Page schoolhouse. Rev. Overstreet remained as Pastor until May, 1877, when he was succeeded by Rev. J. T. Phillips, who ministered unto the Church until November, 1878. He was succeeded by Rev. D. Kingery.  Regular services were held in the new school house building in Burrton after it was completed. It is not known when the Church stopped meeting.

 

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