General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, The
Major Sect: Mennonite(Anabaptists)

    Founded in the year 1530 by Menno Simons

It is now 489 years old.

Founder was a leader of the Protestant Reformation and identified with the Anabaptists. Persecution in Germany from the accepted Protestant denominations caused this group to flee to Russia and in 1874, the first of the group migrated to the United States.