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In the United States there are 1,316 EFCA churches and 182 church plants.
EFCA ethnic (non-white) and multi-ethnic churches: 248
90 multi-site or second language services
Seventeen districts support some 1,500 congregations spread across the United States. Pastors and churches can find encouragement and resources for both personal and ministry growth through our district networks.
Close to 550 missionaries serve in more than 80 countries.
EFCA President Dr. William J. Hamel helps guide our ministries and leaders toward a common vision. He collaborates with district superintendents and our Directional Team, made up of major ministry leaders.
More than 369,060 people attend an EFCA church weekly.
New immigrant families settling in the Midwest in the late 1800s began gathering in homes to study the Bible and worship. It didn’t take long for churches to blossom from those small gatherings.
By 1884, several churches were sharing a treasury.
caring for the elderly,
and establishing Bible Institutes,
new churches and orphanages were all part of the EFCA lifeblood from the earliest days.
In 1950, two existing collections of churches—the Norwegian Danish and Swedish Evangelical Free Church Associations—merged. The result? The Evangelical Free Church of America.
From church multiplication to leader health to crisis response to student ministry, EFCA churches share a passion to do God's work both at home and abroad.
From our earliest days, the EFCA has been about extending the gospel into areas of need. And whether that’s next door, across town or across the world, we’re still at it today.