Associated Gospel Churches [Canada]

Associated Gospel Churches [Canada]

1500 Kerns Rd.
Burlington ON L7P 3A7
Canada

Attesting Officer
Donna Leung
Administrative Assistant


Media Contact
Administrative Assistant, Donna Leung

43.3383693, -79.8362396


The Associated Gospel Churches (AGC) traces its historical roots to the 1890s. To counteract the growth of liberal theology evident in many established denominations at this time, individuals and whole congregations seeking to uphold the final authority of the Scriptures in all matters of faith and conduct withdrew from those denominations and established churches with an evangelical ministry. These churches defended the belief that “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God” and also declared that the Holy Spirit gave the identical word of sacred writings of holy men of old, chosen by Him to be the channel of His revelation to man.

At first this growing group of independent churches was known as the Christian Workers’ Churches of Canada, and by 1922 there was desire for forming an association for fellowship, counsel and cooperation. Several churches in southern Ontario banded together under the leadership of Dr. P. W. Philpott of Hamilton and Rev. H. E. Irwin, K. C. of Toronto.

When a new Dominion Charter was obtained on March 18, 1925, the name was changed to Associated Gospel Churches. Since that time the AGC has steadily grown, spreading across Canada by invitation to other independent churches of like faith and by actively beginning new churches.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2008
11,547
22,675
0
11,547
154
2007
11,171
22,591
0
11,171
146
2005
10,758
22,168
0
10,758
137
2004
11,064
21,641
0
11,064
138
2003
11,056
0
0
11,056
139
2002
10,516
22,057
0
10,516
139
2000
10,293
20,477
0
10,293
139
1998
9,991
0
0
9,991
135
1992
9,284
0
0
9,284
126
1991
9,152
0
10,190
19,342
124
1990
9,402
0
8,100
17,502
123
1989
17,000
0
0
17,000
120
1977
0
0
0
11,558
102
1974
0
0
0
12,500
105
1973
7,100
0
3,500
10,600
105
1971
7,000
0
3,000
10,000
104
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2008
138
40
95
273
2007
129
44
97
270
2005
130
44
89
263
2004
129
39
92
260
2003
127
0
0
257
2002
136
36
96
268
2000
129
29
102
260
1998
135
0
0
259
1992
118
0
0
239
1991
109
0
0
209
1990
104
0
0
202
1989
135
0
0
223
1977
79
0
0
174
1974
72
0
0
163
1973
77
0
0
122
1971
80
0
0
167
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1991
91
0
0
6,970
1990
95
0
0
7,566
1973
103
0
0
0
1971
101
0
0
0
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1991
$2,606,128
$13,534,426
$10,928,298
1990
$3,154,026
$12,496,404
$9,342,378