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|United Evangelical Church of Christ|
|Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Cristo|
|Orientation||Historical Mainline and Evangelical Christianity|
|Associations||World Communion of Reformed Churches|
|Language||Filipino and English|
|Founder||Don Toribio Teodoro|
January 3, 1932 |
Manila Grand Opera House, Manila, Philippines
Iglesia Christiana Trinitaria|
Iglesia Evangelica de Atlag
Iglesia Evangelica de los Christianos Filipinos
Iglesia Evangelica Metodista Reformada
La Iglesia de Dios
La Iglesia de Jesu-Cristo, "Jerusalem Nueva"
|Separations||Iglesia Unida Ekyumenikal|
82 local churches |
60 mission churches
The United Evangelical Church of Christ (Spanish: Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Cristo) ; commonly the Unida Church, Unida Christian Church or Unida Evangelical Church) is an evangelical Protestant denomination in the Philippines founded in 1932.
The Church formed from the merger of six Filipino evangelical groups of Presbyterian and Methodist background, who met in Manila through the invitation of Don Toribio Teodoro, a layman and industrialist who was a member of the Iglesia Evangelica de los Cristianos Filipinos (Evangelical Church of the Filipino Christians). A church union was declared on 3 January 1932 at the Manila Grand Opera House.
In May 2012, Unida Church celebrated its 80th founding anniversary at the Cuneta Astrodome.
The denomination has since grown to 25,000 members in some 82 congregations and 60 mission churches, with churches concentrated in Metro Manila, Southern Tagalog, Bulacan, and the Bicolandia; several congregations in the Northern Philippines, Visayas and Mindanao; and overseas congregations in Canada and Qatar.