Free Pentecostal Missions Church of Chile

Church family:Pentecostal churches
Based in:Chile
Present in:
Membership*:

About membership

Statistics of church membership, number of churches, congregations, pastors, etc. are those given by the churches and organizations, unless otherwise indicated. WCC member churches have various ways of defining their membership: state churches in which virtually every citizen is baptized and thus counted as a member, churches which include in their membership persons who are baptized but not actively participating, churches in which only adult baptized or communicant members are counted, etc. No attempt has been made to classify the membership figures in such categories, because agreed upon indicators to so do not exist.

13600
Pastors:39
Lay preachers:17
Congregations:45
Member of:
 WCC (1991) 
Associate member of:
Website:
(Iglesia de Misiones Pentecostales Libres de Chile)

In 1974, Bishop Victor Labbe Dias had the vision to found the Free Pentecostal Missions. The constitution of the church was officially approved in 1977, and thereafter registration was granted. From 1983 onwards, the mission grew, and by 1989 there were congregations in the north and the south of the country. In 2005, most of the congregations were in rural areas in the 8th, 9th and 10th regions, where the church is working with the indigenous Mapucho and Chilote peoples. Activities of the church include: regular pastoral meetings, evangelism and health campaigns, prayer meetings, Sunday schools, Bible studies, women's groups, and youth groups. The church is also involved in social work in the community. The Free Pentecostal Missions Church is a church of the poor. The local congregations are situated in areas of extreme poverty.

Last updated: 1.1.2006