Congregational Christian Church in American Samoa
|Congregational Christian Church in American Samoa|
|Associations||World Communion of Reformed Churches, Pacific Conference of Churches, World Council of Churches|
|Region||American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, USA|
|Congregations||120, and 380 house fellowships|
Background and history
The church was established by the missionaries of the London Missionary Society in the 1830s. American Samoa had been a naval dependency of the United States, in 1950 it become an American dependent civil territory. The way opened for gradual emergence of the American Samoan Church from the Congregational Christian Churches in the USA. Later when the United Church of Christ was formed the United Church Board of Foreign Missions supported the churches in Samoa. Now Samoan Congregational Christian congregations was established in the United States and in New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii besides American Samoa. In 1980 the Congregational Christian Church in American Samoa was established. The church maintains the Kanana Fou Theological Seminary, the Kanana Fou High School, and the Kanana Fou Elementary School. 
In 2004 the Congregational Christian Church in American Samoa had 90,000 members and 120 congregations and 380 house fellowships. The official languages are English and Samoan. Today there are more than 60 congregation of the Samoan Congregational Church in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii many of them are related to the UCC through Conferences and regional Associations.
A member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, the World Council of Churches, Pacific Conference of Churches and maintains partnership with the United Church of Christ and the Congregational Christian Church in Samoa.