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ECA is an alliance of ministers serving throughout the world. The ministries of ECA members include pastors, teachers, church executives, missionaries, evangelists, speakers, youth ministers, and chaplains.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)


WELCOME!

 
Thank you for visiting our website!  Whether a member, candidate or inquirer, I trust you will find it to be a helpful resource.  To begin, I would invite you to explore our Membership News articles immediately below. 

Appreciatively in the Lord,
Dr. Robert H. Turrill
President & CEO
Evangelical Church Alliance

Num. 6:24 

 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS


Rev. Joseph Choi Interviewed by Christianity Daily


(Photo : Christianity Daily) Rev. Joseph Choi currently works as a hospital chaplain, a U.S. Army Reserves chaplain, and an English ministry pastor.

Recently Christianity Daily interviewed the ECA’s Rev. Joseph Choi, who, in addition to his church ministry, serves as a chaplain in both the civilian and military sectors.  He also sits on ECA ordination councils.  To read Christianity Daily’s excellent article about his ministry, click here.


Rev. Huntley Brown Installed as Artist-in-Residence

 Rev. Huntley Brown 

Judson University’s Center for Worship in the Performing Arts recently announced the installment of Rev. Huntley Brown as Artist-in-Residence.   An ordained minister with the ECA and a member of its Board of Directors, Rev. Brown has toured the globe ministering through God’s Word and music as a preacher and world-class pianist, respectively.  Having served at home and abroad with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, he has played for Ruth Graham and Friends Ministries as well as internationally for Franklin Graham.  To read more about his recent appointment at Judson University, click here.


Congregation Recognizes the Dr. Donald Raub for 50 Years of Service   

Dr. Donald Raub with his wife, Dolores 
Photo by Geoff Patton

East Rockhill Chapel in Quakertown, Pennsylvania recently recognized Dr. Donald Raub, a member of the ECA since 1951, for having shepherded the congregation since 1965.  Still faithfully ministering to this flock with his devoted wife and helpmate, Dolores, Pastor Raub faithfully preaches the Word, not his opinion.  To view an excellent newspaper article detailing more about his tenure at the church, click here


Rev. Richard Coleman Speaks at February 2015 Wheaton Evangelism Conference

 
Rev. Richard O. Coleman

Rev. Coleman, Senior Director of Mobilization and Candidacy for The Mission Society, headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, serves domestically and internationally in overseeing the ministry’s efforts in recruiting and screening missionary candidates.  To hear his powerful message referenced above in which he challenges the popular concept of “fragmentation evangelism”, click here


ECA RECEIVES ABUNDANT LIFE FELLOWSHIP IN CHRIST CHURCH AS ASSOCIATE MEMBER

 Rev. Roger C. Thomas and First Lady Barbara

The ECA welcomes Abundant Life Fellowship in Christ Church of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, USA into Associate Membership.  Co-pastored by ECA member, Reverend Roger Thomas, and his wife, Minister Barbara, this local expression of the body of Christ truly lives its motto, “Reaching the lost at any cost.”  Committed to preaching of the Gospel from the pulpit and sharing the love of Jesus through community outreach, the church, serving as salt and light to save and edify souls, exemplifies the mission of the ECA.  May the Lord be praised.  


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EVENTS & NEW MEMBERS


2016 ECA Events and Theme

Dear ECA members, candidates and friends:

For centuries the image immediately above of clasped hands, a work conceived by German Rennaissance artist, Albrecht Duerer, has served as a universal symbol for prayer. Perhaps this visual reminder should challenge those of us engaged in ministry to assess the role we actually allow prayer to play in both the execution of our daily duties as well as discerning the Lord's vision for the longterm. The particular reflection in this instance would not be as much about our prayer for others as for ourselves. Considering the weighty demands of the ministry, do we view prayer as a soul-strengthening opportunity or time-consuming obligation? Just what is its purpose? Do we pray with passivity and generality or with intentionality and specificity as did Father Abraham’s eldest servant in Genesis 24:12-14, when sent on a mission to seek out a wife for Isaac. Did that selection bathed in prayer carry with it a significnce extending beyond its immediate historical context? Indeed!  That bride would be the ancestral grandmother of King David and eventually of Messiah Himself.

Should you be seeking encouragement as to how to make or keep prayer an essential ingredient for your ministry, I invite you to join me at one of our 2016 conferences or gatherings, whose theme for the year is “In Everything by Prayer", based on the Apostle Paul's exhortation to the brethren in Philippians 4:6.  At these venues, you will hear uplifting messages that engage the issue and challenge you to that end. A time of worship, holy service of ordination and licensure, as well as fellowship and refreshment with new members and old friends, will also be part of the occasion. For a schedule of these events, which will be held in the U.S. and Canada, simply click here!  The first for the year is our Winter Gatheriing and Ordination Ceremony to take place Saturday, February 20, at Compass Church in Goodyear, Arizona near Phoenix.  I look forward to seeing you there.  

-Bob Turrill 

 

Compass Church


Welcome New Members!

Conferences/Gatherings Ordination and Licensure Ceremonies over the past 12 months

Year-End Gathering  
 December 4, 2015
 Bourbonnais, Illinois 

Fall Gathering  
October 17, 2015
Sewickley, Pennsylvania 

International Conference 
July 21-23, 2015
Florence, Kentucky

Canadian National Conference
April 29, 2015
Ancaster, Ontario 
 

Winter Gathering 
February 21, 2015 
Carmichael, California 

Highlights of Former ECA Annual Conferences

For highlights of former ECA Annual Conferences, the session recordings are available for download on the left hand margin of the Events page.


Dr. Elmon R. Krupnik, ECA Military Chaplain Commission Chairman

 

MILITARY, CIVIL AIR PATROL, VETERANS ADMINISTRATION & FEDERAL PRISON CHAPLAIN MEMBERS & ASSOCIATES NEWS


The ECA's Tasha S. James Appointed 1st Lieutenant Chaplain with the U.S. Air Force Reserve January 15, 2016 at Joint Base Charleston, North Charleston, South Carolina

Congratulation Chaplain James!

  CH(1LT) James taking the oath of office


US Army's Chaplain Kenneth R. Sorenson Promoted to Rank of Colonel

 
COL Sorenson (r.) joined for the occasion by Dr. Elmon Krupnik, ECA Military Chaplain Commission Chairman

December 30, 2015 marked the date at Ft. Hood, Texas of the ceremony for the promotion of Chaplain Kenneth R. Sorenson to the rank of Colonel. He is now one of only 98 active-duty chaplain colonels serving in the US Army and the first active-duty chaplain endorsed by the Evangelical Church Alliance International to be promoted to this rank.

Congratulations Chaplain Sorenson!


 The laying on of hands by his fellow chaplains (l. to r.), COL Schannep (RET), Dr. Krupnik, and BG Bailey (RET)


Chaplain (MAJ) Patrick L. Devine, Accessions Officer, US Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains

   Chaplain (MAJ) Devine

The impactful sketch below, entitled “Brothers in Arms”, captures the moment as Chaplain Devine pauses with a fellow chaplain before the memorial ceremony in May 2012 for two Paratroopers from the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion in Khost Province, Afghanistan. This moving work by Chaplain Devine’s son, Patrick, is of a photo taken by our fellow ECA member’s Chaplain Assistant.

  

Chaplain Devine (r.) with fellow chaplain at memorial ceremony


Dr. Krupnik Instructs Marine Corps Officers in Seminar Class

Dr. Krupnik (4th from left)


Captain Oleksandr Ishchuk Sworn in November 9, 2015 as ECA Active Duty U.S. Army Chaplain

 CH (CPT) Oleksandr Ishcuk (right)


The ECA’s LT Gale B. White, Command Chaplain of the USS Fort McHenry (LSD43), Navy & Marine Association Leadership Award Recipient

Congratulations Chaplain White!

 CH(LT) White holding award reading as follows: