Evangelical or Protestant

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Evangelical or Protestant and evangelical Protestant churches came to Peru with European immigrants and Americans involved in the dissemination of the Bible. Among them Diego Thomson, a Scottish citizen arrived at the port of Callao in Peru on June 28, 1822 at the invitation of Peru’s liberator General San Martin San Mart n.El draft was that Thomson organize the system in Peru training of school teachers in order to popularize education, reserved even before Independence to Colonial Creoles and wealthy. Later highlights in spreading the Christian faith Penzotti Italian missionary Rev. Francisco who came to Peru in July 1888. Outreach efforts of the Holy Scriptures by the Rev. Francisco driven Penzotti allowed after the founding of the Methodist Church, first Protestant congregation in Peru.The historic Protestant churches like the Anglicans, Presbyterians, Lutherans and Methodists also based in the Christian faith, have a limited presence and are noted for their contribution to society and politics, recognizing the importance of charity and solidarity to the side of faith . This follows from his presence with schools, medical centers, soup kitchens, etc. Churches like the Assemblies of God in Peru and the Christian and Missionary Alliance are born and grow, to spread throughout Peru, in an intense missionary and apostolic work. In the 70’s and 80 new evangelical churches are born, and they constitute important contributions to society.Living Waters, Way of Life, Emmanuel Bible Church, Missionary Movement World Evangelistic Missionary Movement, are the names of some of the many churches that are born every day, basing their work in preaching and discipleship of new believers, also forming networks or cells within Christian homes, distributed in the districts of each department of Peru. The membership of Protestant and evangelical churches is estimated at about 4 million people. Most of that population is concentrated in the independent evangelical churches. Importantly, the fastest pace in the growth of the evangelical population in Peru has been from the 70s. 1 then it has come to exceed 12 in 2006. Both the Catholic and Protestant churches to see Jesus Christ as their head, but the difference is that the latter do not recognize the Pope as an authority on Earth.Therefore there is no single leader within the Christian community or a collegiate body that makes decisions over the entire national church, or a unit dogmatic, ritualistic or otherwise. However, there are associations of churches and pastors in Peru. There are the National Evangelical Council of Peru (CONEP) and the National Union of Christian Churches of Peru (UNICEP). Also, is the International Fraternity of Christian Pastors (FIPAC).

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