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“Life and Legacy of John F. Funk” Video

July 13, 2021

Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Indiana is celebrating the congregation’s 150th anniversary. As a part of the celebration, former congregational pastor and President Emeritus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, J. Nelson Kraybill, has written and produced a video on the congregation’s founder, John F. Funk. A long-time publisher and pastor in Elkhart, Funk established or inspired multiple church institutions that shaped Mennonite communities in North America and subsequently elsewhere in the world. Mennonite historian John Ruth praises the “judicious interpretation and excellent visuals” of this 30-minute video, and says it warrants repeated viewings.