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World Evangelical Alliance

At the global level, the Evangelical churches, groups and individuals are represented through the World Evangelical Alliance, formerly World Evangelical Fellowship, which was founded in 1951 (a first Evangelical Alliance was formed as early as 1846; it ceased to function after World War I, i.e. in the period marked by the rise of fundamentalism). The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is made up of national and regional Evangelical Alliances or Fellowships, which exist in 123 countries in the world, and group together Evangelical churches, groups, organizations and sometimes individuals. The WEA understands itself as existing: "To foster Christian unity and to provide a worldwide identity, voice and platform to Evangelical Christians. Seeking empowerment by the Holy Spirit, they extend the Kingdom of God by proclamation of the Gospel to all nations and by Christ-centered transformation within society" (WEA Purpose Statement approved by the International Council, July, 2002). This purpose is carried out by: a) providing a framework to convene, catalyze, connect, and communicate an evangelical perspective on global issues in full obedience to both the great commandment and the great commission; b) establishing and strengthening regional and national evangelical movements; c) establishing commissions, and releasing the resources of member-bodies to address and meet the needs of the global church; and d) stimulating strategic partnerships in order to strengthen Christian witness and compassionate action in every nation.


The WEA Statement of Faith reads:

"We believe in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (...) One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (...) Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory (...) The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit (...) The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ (...) The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ (...) The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation."

The highest governing body of the WEA is the general assembly. It appoints an international council representative of the geographic regions of the WEA. The secretariat is lodged in an international service centre and led by an international coor-dinator/chief executive officer, who is assisted by an international leadership team. The WEA has commissions on missions, theology, religious liberty, information technology, women, and youth.

The regional members of the WEA are: the Association of Evangelicals of Africa (AEA), the Evangelical Fellowship of Asia (EFA), the Evangelical Association of the Caribbean (EAC), the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA), the Latin American Evangelical Fellowship (FIDE), the North American Council, and the Evangelical Fellowship of the South Pacific (EFSP).

The precise number of national evangelical alliances which constitute the WEA was 123 in 2005; these are estimated to embrace nearly 3 million local churches and 380 million Christians.

Member Of: Evangelical churches
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(Within the WCC membership)
Other Members:

National Member Fellowships of the World Evangelical Alliance


Evangelical Alliance of Angola

Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missions of Bénin

Evangelical Fellowship of Botswana

Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missions of Burkina Faso

Association of Central African Evangelical Churches

Fellowship of Evangelical Churches and Missions in Chad

Evangelical Federation of Ivory Coast

Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia

Evangelical Fellowship of the Gambia

National Association of Evangelicals of Ghana

Association of Evangelical Churches and Missions of Guinea

Evangelical Church of Guinea-Bissau

Evangelical Fellowship of Kenya

Association of Evangelicals of Liberia

Evangelical Fellowship of Malawi

Fellowship of Christian Churches in Mauritius

Association of Groupings of Protestant Evangelical Churches and Missions in Mali

Evangelical Association of Mozambique

Namibia Evangelical Fellowship

Nigeria Evangelical Fellowship

Evangelical Alliance of Rwanda

Evangelical Fellowship of Senegal

Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone

The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa

Sudan Evangelical Christian Association

Swaziland Conference of Churches

Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia

Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe

Special members: Algeria, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Tanzania and Uganda


Australian Evangelical Alliance

National Christian Fellowship of Bangladesh

Evangelical Fellowship of Cambodia

Evangelical Fellowship of India

Evangelical Fellowship of Indonesia

Japan Evangelical Association

Korea Evangelical Fellowship

National Evangelical Christian Fellowship Malaysia

Myanmar Evangelical Christian Fellowship

National Churches Fellowship of Nepal

Vision Network of New Zealand

Evangelical Fellowship of Pakistan

Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches

Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore

Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka

Evangelical Fellowship of Thailand



United Evangelical Association of Antigua & Barbuda

Barbados Evangelical Association

Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches

Dominican Evangelical Fraternity (Dominican Republic)

Guyana Evangelical Fellowship

Council of Evangelical Churches of Haiti

Jamaica Association of Evangelicals

St Croix Evangelical Ministers Association

St Kitts Evangelical Association

Fellowship of Gospel Preaching Churches (St Lucia)

Association of Evangelical Churches in St Vincent & the Grenadines

Trinidad & Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches

Caribbean Atlantic Regional Assembly of the Church of God

Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies

The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory


Albanian Evangelical Alliance

Austrian Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance Flanders (Belgium)

Francophone Evangelical Alliance of Belgium

Bulgarian Evangelical Alliance

Protestant Evangelical Council in Croatia

Czech Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance of Denmark

Estonian Evangelical Alliance

Finnish Committee for World Evangelization

French Evangelical Alliance

Alliance of Protestant and Evangelical Churches (FYRO Macedonia)

German Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance of Greece

Hungarian Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance Ireland

Italian Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance of Kazakhstan

Latvian Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance of Luxemburg

Evangelical Alliance of the Netherlands

Evangelical Alliance of Norway

Polish Evangelical Alliance

Portuguese Evangelical Alliance

Romanian Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance Slovakia

Spanish Evangelical Alliance

Swedish Evangelical Alliance

Swiss Evangelical Alliance (German speaking)

Swiss Evangelical Alliance (French speaking)

The Alliance of Protestant Churches in Turkey

Evangelical Alliance of the United Kingdom

Serbian Evangelical Alliance

Latin America:

Argentine Alliance of Evangelical Churches

National Association of Evangelicals of Bolivia

Brazil National Alliance

Brazilian Evangelical Association

Evangelical Fraternity of Chile

Evangelical Confederation of Colombia

Evangelical Alliance of Costa Rica

Evangelical Fraternity of El Salvador

Evangelical Alliance of Guatemala

Evangelical Fraternity of Honduras

Mexican Evangelical Fraternity

Panamanian Evangelical Fraternity

Association of Pastors of Paraguay

Christian Association of Evangelical Churches of Uruguay

Evangelical Council of Venezuela

Middle East:

Cyprus Evangelical Alliance

The Fellowship of Evangelicals in Egypt

United Christian Council in Israel

North America:

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

National Association of Evangelicals (USA)

Evangelical Fellowship of Fiji

National Council of Evangelical Churches of Papua New Guinea

Samoa Evangelical Fellowship

South Sea Evangelical Church (Solomon Islands)

Tonga Evangelical Union

Associate Members:
(Within the WCC membership)
Other Associate Members: