Igreja Presbiteriana Cumberland da Bahia
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Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Bahia
Apto 402-A
Rua Ubarana 330
91910-070 Salvador
Brazil (South America)
Address-No.: 1286 / 2332

This community started in March 1960 when a Japanese Presbyterian, Mitsuo Sasaki, settled in the interior of Bahia state with his family. They held Bible studies. When the community began to grow, the Cumberland Presbyterian of Koza in Japan (cf. Japan no. 5) decided in 1982 to send a pastor with the special mandate to ordain Mitsuo Sasaki as presbyter. The church in Brazil belongs to the twelfth region of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Koza. In the period from 1986 to 1994, pastors were sent to assist the community in Brazil. Elder Mitsuo Sasaki continues to be the spiritual leader of the church. The members of the community are mainly farmers. Thirty percent of the community live in the city of Salvador, 75 km away, but participate regularly in the services held in Japanese.

Note: We did not manage to contact this church. Therefore, we cannot exclude that its address has changed or that the church does not exist any more.
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Statistic data of church

total: 80
(conventionally): 1
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 1
Ordained clergy
total: 0
no women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
no information about missionaries 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
not communicated
Traditional type
  • presbyterian
Official languages
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)


last update: 20.02.2004
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