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Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ivory Coast

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church' or Église Évangélique Presbytérienne de Côte d'Ivoire in French is a confessional Presbyterian denomination in Ivory Coast.[1]

The church was born in 1997 in Eburnie county, by the help of the Presbyterian churches from the United States and Korea. Originally Korean Christians gathered to pray to the Lord. There were diplomats, businessmen, and others residing in Ivory Coast. A former pastor came in 1986 to strengthen the faith. On January 6, 1994 an assembly was held in the Korean Presbyterian Community to define the constitution and bylaws. In 1996 Rev. Peak was set by the Korean Presbyterian Church in America to the Abidjan-based church. Later the church begun to expand to all regions of the country through the tremendous work of indigenous ministers like Yao Kassi Paul at Abobo, KOFFI at Bouaké, METCHE Samuel at Dabou, KOUAKOU Naka at Cocody Riviera Palmeraie and HAÏBA at Bingerville.[2] The church has 26 congregations and 133 house fellowships in the country. Churches are in Abidjan, Anyama, Abobo, Abengourou, Aboisso, Bingerville, Dabou, Duekue, Divo, Danané, Issia, N'Douci, Sassandra, San Pedro, Yopoungon and Yaobou.[3] The church is headed by Rev. Peter Peak since 1994.[4][5]

The churches are banded into districts, namely the South District, the West Central District, the West District, East District and Southwest District.[6]

In 2000, by the initiative of Pastor KOUAKOU Naka, YAO Kassi Paul and ADAHOU Solomon, the Evangelical Presbyterian Theological Institute in Ivory Coast was founded by missionries from South Korea.[7] After 3 years of training 11 pastors received their diplomas to serve the 160 Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ivory Coast.[8][9]

The headquarters of the church located at Abidjan.[10]

The church want to start evangelisation efforts in Niger, Burkina Faso and the neighbouring countries.[11]

The church is a member of the World Reformed Fellowship.[12]

External links

  • Official website
  • facebook page


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