University Church, Central Philippine University
|University Church, Central Philippine University
Central Philippine University Church
The University Church view
|Location||Lopez Jaena Street, Jaro, Iloilo City, Philippines|
|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 style||Malay Architecture|
|Direction of façade||South East|
|Length||120 feet (37 m)|
|Width||50 feet (15 m)|
|Width (nave)||18 feet (5 m)|
|Height (max)||65 feet (20 m)|
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.
Gable dormer windows and flying buttresses on the side of the church.
Stained glass window art on the top of the main altar of the church depicting ascension of Jesus Christ.