The Council of Evangelical Churches is incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1979. We as the Council, based on the revised table of precedence of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is listed at number 14 along with other key religious organizations of Trinidad and Tobago as of November 1st, 2012 by this Act of Parliament.
There are some key things that we must identify as the Council. For instance, we were created to provide a spiritual fellowship among Evangelical bodies as well as to assist member bodies by rendering special services and channelling relief to individual practising Christians. Therefore, to unite is very important. We were created to unite the adherence to the Christian faith. To teach love and understanding amongst themselves and to raise funds for the purpose of providing education and educational facilities for the member bodies of the Council.
We can go on and on and on about the purpose of our existence but more importantly, in the context of where we are now and how we function, the Council of Evangelical Churches is basically a facility to connect them. We are not a local church neither are we a parachurch organization.
The Trinidad and Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches is a part of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) as well as the Evangelical Alliance of the Caribbean (EAC). The World Evangelical Alliance is the third largest Evangelical Alliance in the World and it consists of over 600 million adherence. We have over twenty-nine Evangelical Alliances around the world.
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Rev Dr Desmond Austin - President
Rev Dr Victor George - First Vice President
Rev. Terance Baynes - Second Vice-President
Rev Anthony Gulston - Executive Secretary
Rev Dr Desmond Ferrette - Assistant Executive Secretary
Rev. Michael Brathwaite - Treasurer
Bishop Maurice Jones - Public Relations Officer
Rev Dr Kenneth Ragoonath - General Secretary
Apos. Terance Honore
Dr Clifton Charles
Mr Trevor Joseph
TTCEC is made up churches such as the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies, The New Testament Church of God, The Presbyterian, The Methodist, The Open Bible Standard Churches, the Nazarene Churches, The Evangelical Association of the Caribbean and The Wesleyan Holiness Churches as well as several independent churches. Apart from church the TTCEC also consist of Christian groups and parachurch organisations such as the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship for instance who are part of the organisation in a very meaningful way.