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Iglesia Evangelica Presbiteriana y Reformada en el Peru
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Evangelical Presbyterian and Reformed Church in Peru
Parque San Carlos n 191
Peru Lima 21
Peru (South America)
Telephone: +51 1 462 3754
Fax: +51 1 337 6911
Address-No.: 1451 / 2082

The church is the fruit of missionary efforts of the Scottish Free Church. In 1915 John A. Mackay came to Peru to found the Anglo-Peruvian College, today San Andrés College, the most renowned Prot school in Peru. He was followed by Calvin Mackay, who arrived in Lima in 1921 and later settled in Cajamarca. The first church was built there in 1936. The first GenAssy was held in 1963. At the time of union the church had five presbyteries — Amazonas, Cajamarca, Celendin (Cajamarca), Lima, and San Martin — and about 3,000 members. The church used Spanish only.
Another Presb church was planted in Peru in 1936. The principal missionary was the American Alonso D. Hitchcock, who began to work in the area of Ayocucho. A team under the leadership of Homer Emerson, together with Florencio Segura, Simon Izarra, Rafael Yupanqui, Fernando Quicana, and Romulo Saune, engaged in the task of translating the Bible into the Quechua of the area. In 1970 the first GenAssy was held. In 1983 the church had 8,000 members and was organized into two synods (Ayacucho and Selva del Valle Apurimac) and 11 presbyteries. In addition to Spanish, Quechua was in use.
 

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Statistic data of church

Members
total: 15000
Parishes
(conventionally): 136
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 11
Ordained clergy
total: 20
 
no women´s ordination
Elders/Presbyters
total: 0
Deacons
total: 0
  no information about deacons
Missionaries
total: 0
 
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
Godparents
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 8
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

 
Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
1995
Organizational structures
Consistories, Presbyteries, regional Synod, General Assembly
Official languages
  • Spanish
  • Quechua
Confessions
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Canon of Dort (1618/19)
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Second Helvetic Confession (1562)
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)

 

last update: 27.02.2004
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