Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Cristo
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|Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Cristo|
|Orientation||Historical Mainline and Evangelical Christianity|
|Associations||World Communion of Reformed Churches|
|Founder||Don Toribio Teodoro|
|Origin||January 3, 1932
Manila Grand Opera House, Manila, Philippines
|Merge of||Iglesia Evangelica de los Christianos Filipinos, Iglesia Christiana Trinitaria, Iglesia Evangelica de Atlag, Iglesia Evangelica Metodista Reformada, La Iglesia de Dios, La Iglesia de Jesu-Cristo, "Jerusalem Nueva"|
|Congregations||82 local churches, 60 mission churches|
The Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Cristo (Literal English: United Evangelical Church of Christ) or more commonly the Unida Christian Church is an evangelical Protestant church in the Philippines founded in 1932 by 6 Filipino evangelical churches of Presbyterian and Methodist background, who met in Manila through the invitation of Don Toribio Teodoro, a Filipino layman and industrialist from the Iglesia Evangelica de los Cristianos Filipinos (Evangelical Church of the Filipino Christians). A church union was declared on January 3, 1932 at the Manila Grand Opera House.
The denomination has grown since then with churches mostly located in Metro Manila, Southern Tagalog, Bulacan, and Bicol; and several congregations in the Northern Philippines, Visayas and Mindanao as well. Filipino congregations are located in Canada and Qatar. It has about 25,000 members and approximately 82 congregations and 60 mission churches.
- Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Cristo, Manwal ng Manggagawang Unida. 2007