Evangelical Church of India

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Evangelical Church of India (ECI) is a major Christian denomination in India. It has Allahabad Bible Seminary [1] in Allahabad, Calcutta Bible Seminary in Kolkata and Madras Theological Seminary and College in Chennai.[2] Its existence is because of the activity of the Oriental Missionary Society, (OMS International).[3] Bishop Dr.M. Ezra Sargunam was consecrated bishop in 1993.[4] The church has more than 100,000 members.[5] The denomination is relatively progressive and, in 2012, ordained its first openly transgender pastor.[6]


  1. ^ "Allahabad Bible Seminary — Equip… Enlighten…Empower…". Abseminary.org. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived May 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ [2] Archived February 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ [3] Archived February 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Meet India's first transgender pastor - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  6. ^ "India's first transgender pastor finds fulfilment - ucanews.com". ucanews.com. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 

See also[edit]