Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches

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The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) is an organization of more than seventy Evangelical and Mainline Protestant churches, and more than 210 para-church organizations in the Philippines. It is a member of the World Evangelical Alliance.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

History[edit]

The PCEC was established as a small umbrella organization in 1965. To date, it is the largest organization of Christian denominations in the Philippines.[4]

List of member churches[edit]

List of para-church members[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Evangelical Alliance Members
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ STATE OF THE PHILIPPINE EVANGELICAL CHURCH TODAY: A POSITIVE RESPONSE
  4. ^ PCEC beginnings
  5. ^ "PCEC member denominations". Archived from the original on 2014-09-13. Retrieved 2015-08-14.
  6. ^ PCEC member para-churches

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