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Gereja Kristen Pasundan
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Pasundan Christian Church
GKP
Jalan Pasirkaliki 121-123
PO Box 1051
Bandung 40010
Jawa Barat
Indonesia (Asia)
Telephone: +62 22 4200 624
Fax: +62 22 6014 803
Address-No.: 1328 / 4221

West Java was Islamized in the 16th century. Christian missionary work was started in 1863 by a Dutch mission body, the NZV. The missionaries took a very antithetic attitude toward Islam and Sundanese culture. Progress among the Sundanese was extremely slow. In the meantime a Dutch layman, member of the Supreme Court of the Dutch Indies, gathered a number of converts using less orthodox methods together with the forms of Javanese magical learning. In 1885 the two streams converged, and in 1934, when there were 4,000 Sundanese Christians, the first Synod of the Gereja Kristen Pasundan convened. Until World War II the Synod was chaired by a missionary. In 1942 a troubled period began which, for the GKP, lasted into the fifties due to an Islamistic revolt which broke out in West Java after the War of Independence ended in 1949. However, the church survived, and after the revolt petered out, it entered upon a period of quiet consolidation. The church has a number of schools and a large hospital in Bandung. The church publishes a monthly magazine. It considers November 14, 1934, as its birth date.
 

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.
Whoever has information about this church may contact us. We will be happy to update our information.
 


Statistic data of church

Members
total: 30000
Parishes
(conventionally): 45
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 46
 
women´s ordination
Elders/Presbyters
total: 0
Deacons
total: 0
  deacons available
Missionaries
total: 0
 
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
Infant´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: 1

Schools providing general education
other schools
Founded in
1934
Organizational structures
not communicated
Traditional type
  • reformed
Official languages
  • Indonesian
  • Sundanese
Partner churches
Association

International assiciations

 

last update: 08.02.2006
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