China Gospel Fellowship

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The China Gospel Fellowship (Chinese: 中华福音团契,也称中华福音会,简称中福), also known as the Tanghe Fellowship (唐河团契), is one of the largest evangelical Christian religious movements in China,[1] and is a house church network formed in the province of Henan. Approximately 5 million members.[2]


The China Gospel Fellowship, or Tanghe Fellowship was founded in the 1980s.[3]

In 2002, Eastern Lightning, a Chinese Christian new religious movement, allegedly kidnapped 34 of the Fellowship's leading members and held them for two months.[4] In 2004, more than 100 leaders of the church were arrested as part of governmental raids against unregistered churches.[5] Sources consider it to be among the one of the largest Protestant denominations in the world, and the third largest in China, behind the state-supported Three-Self Patriotic Movement and the Fangcheng Fellowship.

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  1. ^ Xi Lian (23 February 2010). Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China. Yale University Press. p. 219. ISBN 978-0-300-12339-5. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  2. ^ Aikman, David (1 November 2006). Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China And Changing the Global Balance of Power. Regnery Publishing. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-59698-025-9. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  3. ^ Jie Kang, House Church Christianity in China: From Rural Preachers to City Pastors, Springer, 2016, p. 74 n. 2.
  4. ^ Aikman (2012), p. 81, 367.
  5. ^ Foxe, John (1 April 2007). Foxe: Voices of the Martyrs. Bridge Logos Foundation. p. 423. ISBN 978-0-88270-330-5. Retrieved 14 May 2012.

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