Presbyterian Church of Korea
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Centennial Memorial Building
135 Yunji-Dong, Chongro-Ku
Seoul 110-470
Korea, Republic of (Asia)
Telephone: +82 2 741 4350, 745 1610
Fax: +82 2 743 7982
Email: thepck@pck.or.kr

Address-No.: 13110 / 4600

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.pck.or.kr
Languages of the website: Korean, English

After World War II this church was reconstituted. After two Assemblies in 1946 and 1947 the church adopted the name Presbyterian Church of Korea at its 35th Assembly. Despite heavy losses through divisions arising from the controversies over shrine worship, the majority of members continued to adhere to that church. Today it represents the major stream in Korean Presbyterianism. In the ’50s the issue of participation in the ecumenical movement caused increasing tensions in the church. While one party promoted the idea of membership in the World Council of Churches (WCC), others opted for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). At the 44th Assembly in 1959 the church broke into two churches of about equal size — TongHap (no. 14) and HapDong (no. 15). A few years later (1962) TongHap celebrated the 50th Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Korea. In 1984 a commemorative event for the 100th anniversary of the Presbyterian Church in Korea was organized by the church; at that time an Assembly building was inaugurated. In 1986 PCK adopted its present confession of faith. TongHap is open to the ecumenical movement and allows for a wide range of theological positions. In 1995 it introduced the ordination of women.


Statistic data of church

total: 2094338
(conventionally): 5890
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 7500
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
no information about 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 (56 Presbytery, General Assembly)
Traditional type
  • presbyterian
Official languages
  • Korean
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)
Partner churches

International assiciations

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last update: 08.02.2006
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