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Denominations - Protestant

Short profiles of selected Christian denominations in the U.S.

About the Christian and Missionary Alliance

Date Founded:  1974

Membership/Number of Clergy:  500,000/2000 churches as of 2017

Headquarters:  8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Schools & Seminaries:  Crown College, Nyack College, Simpson University, Toccoa Falls CollegeAlliance Theological Seminary, A. W. Tozer Theological Seminary

Publications:  Alliance Life


Social Media:  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Core Beliefs: An evangelistic church believing in biblical inerrancy, the Trinity, personal salvation and sanctification, the inflowing of the Holy Spirit, and pre-millenial second coming of Jesus. See their Statement of Faith for a full description of beliefs.

Short History:  Operating since 1897 as an alliance of churches focused primarily on missionary work, the church was founded by a Canadian Presbyterian pastor, A.B. Simpson, who was leading a church in New York City.  A series of events led him to believe that Christ was calling him to minister to the less fortunate of the city.  He established the Missionary Training Institute to educate others in mission work at home and abroad. Today's church concentrates on church planting as well as continuing its missionary emphasis.

Local Churches:  There are 3 churches in the Louisville area. First Alliance Church and International Center, 3726 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY  40218-2286 has both English-speaking congregations and a Spanish-Portugese ministry.  Use the Church Locator to find other congregations.

Symbol of the Christian and Missionary Alliance

Christian and Missionary Alliance symbol