The Evangelical Church Alliance

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: The Evangelical Church Alliance
Denomination type:
Year Reporting: 2010
Website: Visit Website
Description: What is known today as the Evangelical Church Alliance began in 1887 under the name, World’s Faith Missionary Association. Years later, on March 28, 1928, it incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the state of Missouri under the same name. In October of 1931, the name, Fundamental Ministerial Association, was chosen to reflect the organization’s basis of unity. On July 21, 1958, during the ministry’s annual convention at Trinity Seminary and Bible College in Chicago, Illinois, a more comprehensive constitution was created and the name was changed to The Evangelical Church Alliance (ECA).

The ECA is an internationally recognized ecclesiastical body, providing licensure and ordination credentials for qualified ministers, endorsement for military, prison, hospital and other institutional chaplains, training courses through its BibIe Extension Institute for those who have not had the opportunity to attend Seminary or Bible School, and Associate Membership for churches and non-profit Christian organizations.

The ECA is nonsectarian, cooperative and not competitive, even allowing members to possess duel credentials with other denominations. This format encourages members to network with other evangelical ministers and organizations sharing the same goals and mission, yet to remaining autonomous. Members are accountable to headquarters by the annual submission of membership dues and a ministerial report. The denomination’s seasonal gatherings and annual international conferences provide opportunities for fellowship, encouragement and training. Also, through its website,, the ECA provides a venue for churches and pastors to connect regarding available positions.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 205 W. Broadway St.
Address line 2: P.O. Box 9
City: Bradley
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 60915
Country: United States
Phone: (815)937-0720

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Dr. Robert Turrill, President & CEO
Phone: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Dr. Robert Turrill
Position: President & CEO
Phone: (815)937-0720

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 300,000
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 300,000
Total Churches: 0
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 2,535
Other Service to the Church: 3
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 2,538

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $5,400.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $540,000
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures