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Who We Are

We are proud to be an active part of the Evangelical Free Church.  The Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) is an association of nearly 1,500 autonomous churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission which Christ has entrusted to His Church. The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 45 countries of the world.

What Does “Evangelical” Mean?

The term “Evangelical” refers to our faith, our theology. We are committed to the proclamation of the Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, and to the Scriptures as being the inspired, inerrant, authoritative and sufficient Word of God.

What Does “Free” Mean?
Free refers to our polity, our structure and organization. We are committed to a congregational form of Church government. Free churches depend upon the active participation of lay people in the decisions and directions of the local church.