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Assyrian Evangelical Church

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Assyrian Evangelical Church

The Assyrian Evangelical Church is a Presbyterian church in the Middle East that attained a status of ecclesiastical independence from the Presbyterian mission in Iran in 1870.[1]

Its members are predominantly ethnic Assyrians, an Eastern Aramaic speaking Semitic people who are indigenous to northern Mesopotamia, and descendents of the ancient Mesopotamians. (see Assyria and Assyrian people).

There are several Assyrian Evangelical churches in the diaspora, e.g. in San Jose, Turlock, and Chicago.

In 2010, one of its Iranian pastors was arrested in Kermanshah and detained for 54 days for allegedly attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity.[2]


  1. ^ Vander Werff, Lyle L. (1977). Christian mission to Muslims: the record : Anglican and Reformed approaches in India and the Near East, 1800-1938. The William Carey Library series on Islamic studies. William Carey Library. p. 366.  
  2. ^ Cole, Ethan (Mar 31, 2010). "'"Jailed Iranian Pastor Temporarily Freed, In 'Good Spirits.  

External links

  • Assyrian Evangelical Church of Tehran
  • Assyrian Evangelical Church of San Jose
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