Statistics of church membership, number of churches, congregations, pastors, etc., are those given by the churches and organizations, unless otherwise indicated. Churches have various ways of defining their membership: from state churches in which virtually every citizen is baptized and thus counted as a member, churches which include in their membership persons who are baptized but not actively participating, churches in which only adult baptized or communicant members are counted, etc.,

No attempt has been made to classify the membership figures in such categories, because agreed upon indicators to so do not exist.


Association The Church of GodChurch family: Pentecostal churchesBased in: ArgentinaPresent in: Membership*:About membership

Association The Church of God
> > Members 8,000
> > Pastors: 100
> > Congregations: 70

Christian Biblical Church

> > Members 30,000
> > Pastors: 66
> > Congregations: 66

Free Pentecostal Missions Church of Chile

13,600Pastors: 39Lay preachers: 17Congregations: 45

Pentecostal Church of Chile125,000Pastors: 195Congregations: 340

Pentecostal Mission Church

9,000Pastors: 20Congregations: 19Preaching points / posts / stations: 25

Other members:

Association The Church of God (Argentina)

Christian Biblical Church (Argentina)

Evangelical Pentecostal Church Argentina

National Pentecostal Church (Bolivia)

Pentecostal Christ Church “Ark of Noah” (Bolivia)

Pentecostal Methodist Church of Bolivia

Assemblies of God Church (Brazil)

Community of Grace Church (Brazil)

Evangelical Pentecostal Church “Brazil for Christ”

Foursquare Gospel Church (Brazil)

Japanese-Brazilian Assemblies of God (Brazil)

Brethren Communion Church (Chile)

Brethren in Christ Evangelical Church (Chile)

Christian Union Corporation (Chile)

Evangelical Church Old Paths (Chile)

Free Pentecostal Missions Church (Chile)

Independent Wesleyan Church (Chile)

National Evangelical Wesleyan Mission Church (Chile)

Pentecostal Church Eben Ezer (Chile)

Pentecostal Church of Chile

Pentecostal Mission Church (Chile)

Pentecostal Missionary Church (Chile)

Temple Church La Hermosa (Chile)

Universal Apostolic Mission Church (Chile)

Universal Pentecostal Methodist Church (Chile)

Assemblies of God Christian Centre (Colombia)

Christian Church Followers of Christ (Colombia)

Christian Evangelical Crusade (Colombia)

Christian Mission The Vineyard (Colombia)

Christian Missionary Church (Colombia)

Church of God (Colombia)

Assemblies of God Church (Costa Rica)

Christian Centre Christ Is Coming (Costa Rica)

Evangelical Community The Covenant (Costa Rica)

Full Gospel Church of God (Costa Rica)

Pentecostal Church Faith and Holiness (Costa Rica)

Apostolic Church (Cuba)

Christian Pentecostal Church of Cuba

Church of God (Cuba)

Evangelical Gethsemane Church (Cuba)

Evangelical Pentecostal Church Bethel (Cuba)

Free Evangelical Church (Cuba)

Holy Pentecost Church (Cuba)

Open Bible Church (Cuba)

Assemblies of God Church (Ecuador)

Prince of Peace Church (El Salvador)

Full Gospel Church of God (Guatemala)

Prince of Peace Church (Guatemala)

Christian Pentecostal Mission Council (Honduras)

Apostolic Church of the Faith in Jesus Christ (Mexico)

Apostolic Church of the Faith in Jesus Christ (Nicaragua)

Assemblies of God of Nicaragua

Christian Mission Convention (Nicaragua)

Church of God of Nicaragua

Great Commission Church (Nicaragua)

Assemblies of God (Panama)

Assemblies of God of Peru

Evangelical Pentecostal Church of Peru

Evangelical Revival Church of Peru

House of Prayer Church (Peru)

Pentecostal Missionary Church (Peru)

Pentecostal Church of God (Puerto Rico)

Pentecostal Church Naciente (Uruguay)

Apostolic Church (Venezuela)

Association of Churches Peniel (Venezuela)

Born Again Pentecostal Church (Venezuela)

Christian Pentecostal Church (Venezuela)

Evangelical Pentecostal Union (Venezuela)

Pentecostal Church Bethania (Venezuela)

Pentecostal Church Christ Is Coming (Venezuela) (Misión Iglesia Pentecostal, MIP)

In 1952 a group of 120 believers left the Evangelical Pentecostal Church, one of the two largest Pentecostal churches which have their origins in the revival of 1909, in solidarity with four lay leaders who had been unjustly expelled from the church. After a year of unsuccessful negotiations to solve the problem, the group decided to form a new church, which was officially recognized in 1954, under the name Pentecostal Mission Church. Constituted in Santiago, the MIP extended through the missionary efforts of its members to the south-central part of the country and to Argentina, mainly among Chilean immigrants. Today the Pentecostal Mission Church in Argentina is an autonomous church, in full communion with the mother church in Chile.

Preserving its identification with the Pentecostal movement, the MIP defined itself as a "church of open doors", and became a pioneer of Pentecostal openness towards cooperation and communion with other Christian churches. It was a founding member of several inter-church organizations, such as the Evangelical Theological Community of Chile (1964) and the Christian Fellowship of Churches (1982). As is characteristic of the Chilean Pentecostal movement the MIP established itself among the poor sectors of the society. The increasing concern for the quality of life of these social groups led the church towards the end of the 1970s to found the "Evangelical Service for Development" (SEPADE, in Spanish), which is now an autonomous ecumenical institution (

The MIP maintained its ecumenical and prophetic stance publicly during the difficult years of the military regime (1973-1990), when the official propaganda equalled ecumenism with communism. The result was that many members who were afraid of reprisals took their distance from the church. While other Pentecostal churches experienced growth, the MIP had to face a crisis of decline. Currently the church is searching for ways that would allow it to expand, maintaining a creative tension between its Pentecostal identity and its ecumenical vocation. The MIP understands itself as part of the one church of Christ, and as such shares the Trinitarian faith as expressed in the Apostle's Creed. Similarly, it shares the fundamental principles of the Protestant Reformation (only grace and only faith, only Christ, and only the scriptures), the Pentecostal emphasis on the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in the life of human beings (John 3:5-8) and the permanent presence of the Spirit in the faith community, enabling it to witness to the gospel "until the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8).