Iglesia Evangélica Nacional Presbiteriana de Guatemala
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National Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Guatemala
Avda Simeón Canas 7-13, Zona 2
Apartado 655
01002 Guatemala
Guatemala (North America)
Telephone: +502 2 288 4441-2, 4444-5
Fax: +502 2 254 1242
Email: ienpg@terra.com.gt
Address-No.: 12204 / 2070

This church is the fruit of missionary work started by the Presbyterian Church in the USA in 1882. In its first period the church took roots in the milieu of the urban liberal middle class. Various educational and welfare projects were launched. A synod was established in 1950; and the church became independent in 1962. In the course of the century the church grew in membership among the lower classes, especially among indigenous peoples. In 1959 the first indigenous (Maya) presby was founded. Since then church growth has primarily taken place within the indigenous population. Today the majority in the synod is held by indigenous believers. Another factor in its growth was a ten-year major promotion campaign launched in 1972 with a view to the centennial of the church. However, in the last 20 years the serious social, ethnic, and military conflicts of the country have had their repercussions on the life of the church. At the same time the impact of the Pent movement has grown. One result of these developments is the lower growth rate of the church; another is the secession of, at least, one major group (cf. no. 2).


Statistic data of church

total: 25000
(conventionally): 155
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 130
Ordained clergy
total: 188
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons available
total: 0
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 4

Schools providing general education
other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Congregation, Consistories, 15 Presbytery, Synod
Official languages
  • Spanish
  • Kakchiquel
  • Quekchi
  • Kanjobal
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)

International assiciations


last update: 17.02.2006
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