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Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches
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Logo of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.
Classification Protestant
Orientation Evangelical/Calvinist
Polity Congregationalist
Leader Rupert Bentley-Taylor, pastor of Widcombe Baptist Church, is the FIEC's current president and Richard Underwood, former pastor of Soham Baptist Church, is the current General Secretary.
Associations FIEC is linked to Affinity, which was previously called the British Evangelical Council.[1]
Geographical area United Kingdom
Origin FIEC was formed in 1922 under the name A Fellowship of Undenominational and Unattached Churches and Missions, but was later renamed The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.
Congregations 500[2]
Members 22,000[2]
Official Website http://www.fiec.org.uk

The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) is an organisation linking independent, evangelical churches in the United Kingdom.

The FIEC was formed in 1922 under the name A Fellowship of Undenominational and Unattached Churches and Missions, but was later renamed The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.

FIEC currently has around 500 affiliated churches, which together have a total of around 22,000 members.[2] Member churches are required to assent to and sign annually the doctrinal basis of the Fellowship. Rupert Bentley-Taylor, pastor of Widcombe Baptist Church, is the FIEC's current president and Richard Underwood, former pastor of Soham Baptist Church, is their current General Secretary.

Relations with other churches

FIEC is linked to Affinity, which was previously called the British Evangelical Council.[1]

There is an Australian counterpart also called FIEC. See History of Independent Evangelical Churches in Australia.

Member churches on Wikipedia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Affinity. "The FIEC is the largest constituent member body of those which make up Affinity."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://www.fiec.org.uk/AboutUs/tabid/446/Default.aspx

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