Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches

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Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches
Founded1965; 58 years ago (1965)
TypeEvangelical organization
HeadquartersQuezon City, Philippines
Region
Philippines
AffiliationsWorld Evangelical Alliance
Websitepcec.org.ph

The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) is a national evangelical alliance, member of the World Evangelical Alliance. It has 78 Christian denominations members, and more than 200 para-church organizations in the Philippines. The head office is in Quezon City, Philippines.

History[edit]

The PCEC was established by evangelical denominations in 1965.[1]

In 2011, Dr. Cesar Vicente P. Punzalan, Deputy National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, estimated that 12% of the population were members of PCEC churches.[2]

The 2015 Philippine census by the Philippine Statistics Authority found that 2.4 percent of the population of 101 million were members of PCEC churches, making it the third largest faith group in the Philippines after the Catholic Church (79.5%) and Islam (6.0%), and down from 2.7% in 2010.[3]

As of 2020, it has 78 Christian denominations and 200 member organizations. [4] [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenneth Ross, Christianity in East and Southeast Asia, Edinburgh University Press, Scotland, 2020, p. 323
  2. ^ STATE OF THE PHILIPPINE EVANGELICAL CHURCH TODAY: A POSITIVE RESPONSE
  3. ^ "Philippine Population Surpassed the 100 Million Mark (Results from the 2015 Census of Population) | Philippine Statistics Authority". psa.gov.ph. Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  4. ^ Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, Members, pcec.org.ph, Philippine, retrieved December 5, 2020
  5. ^ World Evangelical Alliance, REGIONAL & NATIONAL ALLIANCES, worldevangelicals.org, USA, retrieved December 5, 2020

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