United Presbyterian Church of Pakistan

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Background

Christianity
Church of Pakistan
Roman Catholicism in Pakistan

People

Alvin Robert Cornelius
Anthony Mascarenhas
Esther John
Julius Salik
Mervyn Middlecoat
John Permal
Cecil Chaudhry
Gulshan Esther
Sara Alfred
Anthony Theodore Lobo
Joseph Coutts
Mary Emily
Colin Saldanha
Menin Rodrigues
Antao D'Souza
Wallis Mathias
Bohemia (musician)
Shallum Asher Xavier
Shahbaz Bhatti
Michael Chowdry

Churches

Universal Gospel Assembly International (UGA)
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lahore
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Philadelphia Pentecostal Church, Karachi
Evangel House, Faisalabad
Christ Church Rawalpindi
All Saints Church
St Philip's Church
St John's Church
St. Luke's Church, Abbottabad

United Presbyterian Church of Pakistan is a Protestant denomination of Pakistan. It formerly was known as Siloam Biblical Christian Church of Pakistan. It is part of the Society of Biblical Christian Churches of Pakistan.[1] The United Presbyterian Church of Pakistan shares Faith Theological Seminary with the Anglican Orthodox Church.[2] The church was established in 1964 in a donated plot with a few people Essa Negri Plain Church, Karachi, and it has a long hisrory in the establishment of Gujradwara Counvil and the Synod of the United Presbyterian Church in Pakistan.[3] It does not belong to the World Communion of Reformed Churches.[4] Nor does it belong to the International Conference of Reformed Churches.[5] It belongs to the World Reformed Fellowship,[6] to which the Associated Presbyterian Churches of Scotland belong as well.[7] There is persecution of Christians in Pakistan.

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Estimated membership is approximately 10,000 with 25 pastors, 10 evangelists, 30 elders and 20 church buildings and 20 personages. The session is the basic unit with teaching elders and ruling elders and deacons. The presbytery is a higher body. Activities of the church include evangelistic ministry, education ministry, agriculture ministry, jail ministry, community development and theological education.[8] The head office located in Karachi.[9]

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