Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

Ontario ISBN (identifier) World Evangelical Alliance
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Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Alliance évangélique du Canada
Founded1964; 56 years ago (1964)
Founded atGreater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TypeEvangelical organization
HeadquartersRichmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Region
Canada
President
Bruce J. Clemenger
Chair
Bill Fietje
AffiliationsWorld Evangelical Alliance
Revenue (2019)
$4.2 million[1]
Expenses (2019)$3.6 million[1]
Staff (2019)
21[2]
Websiteevangelicalfellowship.ca Edit this at Wikidata

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC; French: Alliance évangélique du Canada) is a national evangelical alliance, member of the World Evangelical Alliance. Its affiliates comprise 42 evangelical Christian denominations, 64 Christian organizations, 38 educational institutions, and 700 local church congregations in Canada. The head office is in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Its president is Bruce J. Clemenger.

History

The EFC was founded in 1964 in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario.[3][4][5] J. Harry Faught, a Pentecostal, was its founding president. It has been involved in numerous government bills, regarding issues such as religious freedoms, defining marriage, prostitution, and abortion.[6]

In June 2003, Bruce J. Clemenger became President of the EFC.[7] In 2017, it counted 42 Christian denominations, 64 organizations, 38 educational institutions, and 700 local church congregations as affiliates.[8]

Publications

The EFC publishes Faith Today, a major evangelical magazine in Canada, founded in 1983 under the leadership of Brian Stiller. Love in Action magazine was founded by Joel Gordon and Benjamin Porter in 2013[9][10] and in 2016 was rebranded under the name, Love Is Moving - Canada's Christian youth and young adult magazine.[11]

Christian denominations members

The EFC reported 42 affiliated evangelical Christian denominations and regional denominational groups in 2019.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b https://apps.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/hacc/srch/pub/t3010/v24/t3010Schdl6_dsplyovrvw
  2. ^ https://apps.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/hacc/srch/pub/t3010/v24/t3010Schdl3_dsplyovrvw
  3. ^ Stackhouse, John Gordon, Jr. (1993). Canadian Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century: An Introduction to Its Character. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-8020-0509-0. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  4. ^ Balmer, Randall (2004). Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism (rev. ed.). Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press. p. 240. ISBN 978-1-932792-04-1.
  5. ^ Choquette, Robert (2004). Canada's Religions: An Historical Introduction. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. p. 372. ISBN 978-0-7766-1554-7. JSTOR j.ctt1ckpf9c.
  6. ^ EFC, EFC website, History, Canada, retrieved July 16, 2017
  7. ^ EFC, EFC website, Bruce J. Clemenger, Canada, retrieved July 16, 2017
  8. ^ EFC, EFC website, Who is the EFC?, Canada, retrieved July 16, 2017
  9. ^ EFC, EFC website, [1], Canada, retrieved August 1, 2018
  10. ^ "Love in Action magazine". Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  11. ^ EFC, EFC website, [2], Canada, retrieved August 1, 2018
  12. ^ EFC, EFC website, Our affiliates, Canada, retrieved June 7, 2019