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Council of Churches of Puerto Rico

Founded in 2002 (forerunners: the Federation of Evangelical Churches of Puerto Rico formed in 1905, which became the Union in 1916, the Association in 1934, and the Evangelical Council of Puerto Rico in 1954).

Basis: The member churches of the Council of Churches in Puerto Rico are centered in the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, motivated by the gospel to seek the unity of the church (John 17:21), and bound together by bonds of fraternity, a common history and the same witness. They affirm that God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - is one in three, and recognize the centrality of the Bible as source of revelation.

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

Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

United Evangelical Church of Puerto Rico

Methodist Church of Puerto Rico

Presbyterian Church (USA) in Puerto Rico

Church of the Brethren

First Union Church

Second Union Church

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

Observer churches:

Caribbean Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church

Episcopal Church Diocese of Puerto Rico (Episcopal Church USA)

The Council of Churches of Puerto Rico is affiliated with the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches.