The Evangelical Church

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: The Evangelical Church
Denomination type: Methodist/Wesleyan
Year Reporting: 2000
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Description: The Evangelical Church was born June 4, 1968 in Portland, Oregon, when 46 congregations and about 80 ministers, under the leadership of V. A. Ballantyne and George Millen, met in an organizing session. Within two weeks a group of about 20 churches and 30 ministers from the Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist churches in Montana and North Dakota became a part of the new church. Richard Kienitz and Robert Strutz were the superintendents.
Under the leadership of Superintendent Robert Trosen, the former Holiness Methodist Church became a part of the Evangelical Church in 1969, bringing its membership and a flourishing mission field in Bolivia. The Wesleyan Covenant Church joined in 1977, with its missionary work in Mexico, in Brownsville, Texas and among the Navajos in New Mexico.
The Evangelical Church in Canada, where T. J. Jesske was superintendent, became an autonomous organization on June 5, 1970. In 1982, after years of discussions with the Evangelical Church of North America, a founding General Convention was held at Billings, Montana, where the two churches united. In 1993 the Canadian conference merged with the Canadian portion of the Missionary Church to form the Evangelical Missionary Church. The new group maintains close ties with their American counterparts. Currently there are nearly 150 U.S. congregations of the Evangelical Church. The headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnisota.
The following guide the life, program and devotion of this church- faithful, biblical and sensible preaching and teaching of those truths proclaimed by scholars of the Wesleyan-Arminian viewpoint; an itinerant system which reckons with the rights of individuals and the desires of the congregation; local ownership of all church properties and assets.
The church is officially affiliated with the Christian Holiness Partnership, the National Association of Evangelicals, Wycliffe Bible Translators, World Gospel Mission and OMS International. The denomination has nearly 150 missionaries.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 15 82nd Dr #140
Address line 2: 9421 West River Rd.
City: Gladstone
State: Oregon
Zip Code: 97027
Country: United States

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Gen. Supt., Brian Eckhardt
Position: General Superintendent
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 12,475
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 12,475
Total Churches: 133
Average Attendance: 13,800
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 164
Other Service to the Church: 34
Retired: 57
Total Clergy: 255

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 125
Pupils: 6,500
Staff: 1,500
Total Individuals: 8,000

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $2,848,483.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $12,784,502.00
Total Financial: $1,563,298,500
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures