Iglesia Reformada Presbiteriana de Guinea Ecuatorial
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Reformed Presbyterian Church of Equatorial Guinea
Apartado 227
Bata, Litoral
Equatorial Guinea (Africa)
Telephone: +240 8 3411
Fax: +240 8 2131, 2874, 2529
Email: irpge@intnet.gq
Address-No.: 12177 / 0

In 1840 Presbyterian missionaries from the United States started missionary work on the island of Corisco. They soon began to expand into the interior. After 1901, under Spanish rule, the church had to face many difficulties. In 1952 churches were closed and pastors prohibited from working. Nevertheless, the Presbyterian Church continued to grow. Under Macias Nguema’s regime the church again experienced fierce repression, and its freedom is limited even today. In 1969 the Presbyterian Church united with the church which had resulted from the missionary work of the World Evangelical Crusade in the area of Akurenam, and in 1973 the two churches formed, together with the Methodist Church, the Reformed Church of Equatorial Guinea (Iglesia Reformada de Guinea Ecuatorial, IRGE). The Methodist Church had come into existence in Bioko through the efforts of the British Methodists. The union was ambiguous because there was no real agreement on the authority of the new church over the three preexisting churches. Tensions were therefore bound to arise. Conversations toward a deeper common understanding are underway. Since January 1996 IRGE functions as a federation of churches; its name has been changed to Council of Evangelical Churches in Equatorial Guinea (CIEGE).

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Statistic data of church

total: 8000
(conventionally): 25
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 60
Ordained clergy
total: 20
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 0
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Presbyterian(Congregation, Synod)
Official languages
  • Spanish
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)

International assiciations


last update: 07.02.2006
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