Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines


Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines
Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines
CAMACOP.svg
Jesus Christ is our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer and the Coming King
Classification Protestant
Orientation Evangelical Christian
Associations Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches & Alliance World Fellowship
Geographical areas Philippines
Founder C&MA Missionaries (see. Albert Benjamin Simpson)
Origin 1902 (founded)
Tetuan, Zamboanga City
Branched from Christian and Missionary Alliance
Congregations 2,506 (estimate as of 2006)
Official website www.camacop.org.ph

The Christian And Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines (CAMACOP) is a Christian evangelical group in the Philippines originated from The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). It is one of the largest evangelical groups in the Philippines.

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History

CAMACOP was incorporated in 1947 as a national church of the C&MA Philippine Missions. The Christian and Missionary Alliance in USA expanded its missions works in the Philippines in 1902. The C&MA was assigned in Zamboanga - Sulu Archipelago and Cotabato – Davao regions of Mindanao Southern Philippines. The first Alliance Church was planted in 1902 in Tetuan, Zamboanga City, the first Protestant church in Muslim Mindanao. After WW 2 the local churches planted by C&MA Missionaries decided to organize themselves as a national church. Thus in 1947 the first 13 local churches incorporated themselves as The Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines, and in 1949 CAMACOP was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) thus became a legal personality. It is headed by the National Executive Board which consists of the CAMACOP President, CAMACOP vice-president, ministers and laymen. In 2005, the CAMACOP By-Laws was amended to add the title of Executive Bishop to the CAMACOP president and the title of Auxiliary Bishop to the CAMACOP vice-president.

History of CAMACOP Presidents

When CAMACOP was established in 1947, Rev. Jeremias Dulaca was elected chairman (now President) of CAMACOP. He served until 1957 when he was succeeded by Rev. Florentino de Jesus, Sr. Rev. de Jesus served until 1960 when Rev. Dulaca was elected again as CAMACOP president. Unfortunately, Rev. Dulaca suddenly died of a heart attack on September 18, 1962. Dulaca left a legacy as the founding president of the denomination. He was then succeeded by Vice-President Rev. Leodegario Madrigal. Rev. Madrigal was elected to a full term as president in 1963. In the CAMACOP 1966 General Assembly, Rev. Vicente Pada, director of the Ebenezer Bible College was elected president of CAMACOP. In 1972, Rev. Leo Madrigal was elected again as president. During his tenure, the CAMACOP church population of 400 was doubled to 800 until Madrigal's term ended in 1978. In the 1978 General Assembly, Dr. Benjamin de Jesus, son of former president Florentino de Jesus, Sr. was elected president of the denomination. He was reelected twice in 1981 and 1985. He was replaced by Dr. Valmike Apuzen in 1989. He was reelected in 1993 and was succeeded by Vice-President Dr. Rodrigo Tano in 1997. Dr. Jose Dalino was then elected president in 2001 and was succeeded by Vice-President Rev. Reniel Joel Nebab in 2005. He was reelected in 2009. These are the current CAMACOP officials:

  • CAMACOP President/Executive Bishop:

Dr. Reniel Joel Nebab

  • CAMACOP Vice-President/Auxiliary Bishop:

Rev. Eduardo Cajes

  • National Executive Minister-Division of Church Ministries (NEM-DCM):

Rev. Eduardo Cajes

  • National Executive Minister-Division of General and Theological Education (NEM-DGTE):

Dr. Averell Aragon

  • National Executive Minister-Division of Administration and Finance (NEM-DAF):

Rev. Joseph Reyes

  • National Executive Minister-Division of Missions (NEM-DM):

Rev. James Quisqurin

Ministries

CAMACOP Ministries includes Local Churches, Schools, Seminaries, Training Center, Lay Preaching, Youth Program, Evangelistic Program and Overseas Missionary Program.

Organized ministries

CAMACOP Organized Ministries as Follows:

  • Alliance Men Philippines (AMP)
  • Alliance Women Philippines (AWP)
  • Alliance Youth Philippines (AYP)
  • Alliance World Mission (AWM)
  • The Alliance Theological Education by Extension (ALL-TEE)
  • Philippine Student Alliance Lay Movement Inc. (PSALM)
  • Ministry Arm to the unreached people groups (Muslims): C-CMA (Cross-Cultural Ministries and Advocacy)

Divisions

CAMACOP is divided by 6 Regions and 25 districts in the Philippines

  • LUZON
    • North Central Luzon Region (NCLR)
      • Highland Evangelical Churches Alliance (HECA)
      • Central Luzon District (CLD)
      • North Eastern Luzon District (NELD)
      • North Western Luzon Commission (NWLC)
    • Metro Manila-Southern Luzon Region (MMSLR)
      • Metro Manila District (MMD)
      • Southern Luzon District (SLD)
      • Palawan District (PD)
      • Bicol Commission (BC)
  • VISAYAS
    • Visayas Region (VR)
      • Cebu-Bohol-Leyte-Samar District (CEBOLESA)
      • Negros-Panay-Siquijor District (NEGPAS)
  • MINDANAO
    • Western Mindanao Region (WMR)
      • Zamboanga-Basilan District (ZAMBAS)
      • West Mindanao District (WMD)
      • East Zamboanga District (EZD)
      • North Mindanao District (NMD)
      • Sulu Tawi-Tawi District (STTD)
    • North East Central Mindanao Region (NECMR)
      • Metro Davao District (MDD)
      • North Central Mindanao District (NCMD)
      • North East Mindanao District (NEMD)
      • District of Mount Apo (DOMA)
      • North East Cotabato District (NECD)
    • South Central Mindanao Region (SCMR)
      • South Mindanao District (SMD)
      • Central Mindanao District (CMD)
      • Sultan District
      • Sarangani District
      • South Mindanao Cultural Communities District (SMCCD)

Seminaries

List of Bible School and Seminaries in CAMACOP

Tribal Bible School

  • Dipolog Alliance School of Christian Leadership and Evangelism (DASCLE) (Dipolog City)

CAMACOP-owned Schools

Vision & Mission

  • Mission

"We exist to transform communities and to aggressively disciple the nations by engaging in holistic development ministries; and by planting churches that proclaim Jesus Christ as Saviour, Sanctifier, Healer and Coming King."

  • Vision

"That we envision transform communities with mission-driven Christian congregations here and aboard for the glory of God."

Member Churches

  • VISAYAS
    • Visayas Region (VR)
      • Cebu-Bohol-Leyte-Samar District (CEBOLESA)
        • Tacloban Evangelical Alliance Church (TEACH), 102 Happy Home St., Brgy. 76, Fatima Village, Tacloban City,
      • Negros-Panay-Siquijor District (NEGPAS)

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