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Igreja Presbiteriana Unida Coreana de Sao Paulo Korean
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United Presbyterian Church of Sao Paulo
Rua Mituto Mizumoto 220
01513-010 Sao Paulo
SP
Brazil (South America)
Telephone: +55 11 278-2555
Fax: +55 11 277-8936
Address-No.: 1288 / 2308

The first Korean Presbyterian immigrants arrived in Brazil in 1956. Among them was Kang Hi Dong, who, after studying theology at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Campinas, became a pastor and remains active to this day. Presbyterian work among Koreans began in April 1964 in the interior of S?o Paulo state, with the arrival of an evangelist, Myoung Jae Lee, along with four other families. Today, Koreans and persons of Korean descent number more than 50,000; about 10% of them are naturalized. Over 7,000 belong to Evangelical denominations, most of them Presbyterian, with approximately seventeen communities linked to different Presbyterian denominations in South Korea. The Korean immigrants have demonstrated concern for the second generation with the founding of the “Korean Campus Mission Mocidade do Brazil” (Korean Campus Mission Youth of Brazil), whose objective is the evangelization of adolescents and youth of Ko-rean origin. The Korean United Presbyterian Church of S?o Paulo is structurally linked to the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK-TongHap; cf. Korea no. 14).
 

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

Members
total: 950
Parishes
(conventionally): 1
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 3
Ordained clergy
total: 3
 
no women´s ordination
Elders/Presbyters
total: 0
Deacons
total: 0
  deacons available
Missionaries
total: 0
 
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
Godparents
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
1956
Organizational structures
not communicated
Traditional type
  • presbyterian
Official languages
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
Confessions
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)

 

last update: 20.02.2004
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