Evangelical Church

Evangelical Church

About Evangelical Church

The Evangelical Church in North America is a national Protestant denomination in the United States. It is closely identified within the holiness movement with roots in Methodism and the teachings of John Wesley. Its headquarters are located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Its official emblem is composed of a red flame, symbolizing the fire of the Holy Spirit which descended at Pentecost, atop an open Bible. As of 2000, the Church had 12,475 members in 133 local churches. The Church sponsors missionaries in seven countries. It publishes an official magazine, The Evangelical Challenge, issued quarterly, and a newsletter, The Heartbeat, ten months per year. At its annual session in 1967, the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) Church voted by a two-thirds majority to secede from its parent body and continue to operate as a separate denomination.