About Us

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. 

Find out more about our international affiliations.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Apos. Terance Honore 

Dr Clifton Charles

Mr Trevor Joseph

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Equity

Respect

Trust

Caring

Commitment

Excellence

MISSION

To Serve and unite evangelicals for advancing the kingdom of God and to represent them on national issues

VISION

A vibrant, viable and relevant body united in fellowship with associate bodies, inspiring evangelicals to serve the national community through the gospel of the kingdom

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.

STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

Holy Scriptures

The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, Infallible, entirely trustworthy and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

God

One God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; creator and redeemer of all.

Jesus Christ

Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifested in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His meditational work and His personal return in power and glory.

Salvation

The salvation of lost and sinful men through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, by faith apart from works and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Church

The unity of the spirit of all true believers, the church and the body of Christ.

Resurrection

The resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

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