University Church, Central Philippine University

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University Church, Central Philippine University

Central Philippine University Church
Central Philippine University Church.JPG
The University Church view
Basic information
Location Lopez Jaena Street, Jaro, Iloilo City, Philippines
Geographic coordinates 10°43′49″N 122°32′56″E / 10.73028°N 122.54889°E / 10.73028; 122.54889Coordinates: 10°43′49″N 122°32′56″E / 10.73028°N 122.54889°E / 10.73028; 122.54889
Affiliation Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Congregation
Leadership Atty. Von Lovel D. Bedona, Church Moderator
Rev. Dr. Nathaniel M. Fabula, Senior Pastor and Church Administrator
Website University Church, Central Philippine University
Architectural description
Architectural style Malay Architecture
Completed 1970/1995
Specifications
Direction of façade South East
Capacity ~1000
Length 120 feet (37 m)
Width 50 feet (15 m)
Width (nave) 18 feet (5 m)
Height (max) 65 feet (20 m)
Materials cement render

The University Church, Central Philippine University, commonly referred as University Church, UC or CPU Church, is located on the main campus of the Central Philippine University, Jaro District, Iloilo City, Philippines. Officially, the church was founded in 1913. The present church building was built after an older chapel housed in Rose Memorial Hall was destroyed by fire in 1995. Notably, the church architecture is resonant of an Indonesian or Malayan style of house built on palm leaves and bamboo and is a famous landmark in Iloilo. It is independent from the University and is a member of Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC).

The church seats almost 1,000 people. A denominational church, it hosts weekly and mid week Congregational Christian Protestant worship services. It also hosts several annual special events, such as baccalaureate services and commencements.

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University Church, Central Philippine University (Central Philippine University Church) Banner.

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