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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


 

Dr. Scott Lemenager, Special Assistant to ECA President, Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

College President, Dr. John Avendano, presenting award to Dr. Lemenager (far right)

A scholar and educator, Rev. Lemenager, Adjunct Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Kankakee Community College, received the award medallion bearing the words, Outstanding Faculty Member, during the May 14, 2016, graduation ceremony at Kankakee Community College in Illinois.  Ordained with the ECA, he has extensive experience as a pastor, church planter, stated clerk of presbytery and servant in the international mission field.


Dr. Turrill, Guest of Roey Gilad, Consul General of Midwest U.S., at May 12, 2016, Israel 68th Anniversary Celebration in Chicago

Dr. Turrill with Consul General, Roey Gilad

Dr. and Mrs. Turrill with Israeli military personnel

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem..." (Psalm 122:6)


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.  


If you are looking for a position, or to fill one, browse our Ministry Opportunities and Offers page.


The ECA is a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability (ECFA). Our compliance with ECFA's standards gives testimony to our commitment to the highest standards of fundraising and financial management.


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, simply click here!  The second for the year, our annual Canadian National Conference, took place Wednesday, May 18, on the beautiful campus of Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, near Hamilton. 

 Redeemer University College

To meet those received into membership for the occasion, scroll down this column.  Our next event is our annual International Conference to be held in Illinois at the accommodating Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook.  Just 14 miles from O'Hare International Airport, the hotel offers shuttle service within a five-mile radius, which includes Northbrook Metro Station to downtown Chicago.  

Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook

I look forward to seeing you at the conference.  May the Lord make away should you wish to attend.

 -Bob Turrill 


Welcome New Members!

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

Canadian National Conference
 May 18, 2016
Ancaster, Ontario 
 

Winter Gathering 
February 20, 2016
Goodyear, Arizona 

Year-End Gathering  
 December 4, 2015
 Bourbonnais, Illinois 

Fall Gathering  
October 17, 2015
Sewickley, Pennsylvania 

International Conference 
July 21-23, 2015
Florence, Kentucky

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 Chaplain Colonel Kenneth R. Sorenson Preaches April 17, 2016, at Historic Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama


(l. to r.) Dr. Turrill, Rev. Cromwell A. Handy-Pastor of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Chaplain (COL) Sorenson, Dr. Elmon Krupnik-ECA Military Chaplain Commission Chairman, and Dr. Rob Schenck-ECA Chairman of the Board standing in the sanctuary where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used to preach and minister to his parishioners


U.S. Navy Chaplain Lieutenant La Toya Zavala   
Conducts Resurrection Sunday Baptismal Service,  
March 27, 2016, in Iwakuni, Japan 

 


ECA Celebrates April 8, 2016 Graduation of Three Members and One Chaplain Candidate From U.S. Army Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Jackson, South Carolina 

 (l. to r.) Chaplain Candidate 1LT Kyle Aaron Peachey, CH (1LT) Harold Woody Morris, CH (1LT) Christopher David Smith, and Chaplain (1LT) Paul Joseph Perreault

 Chaplain (LTC) USA RET Gregory Estes, a member of the ECA’s Military Chaplain Commission and International Board of Directors, attended the ceremony. 


 New ECA Members Pursuing Military Chaplaincy Received February 20 at the ECA’s 2016 Winter Gathering in Goodyear, Arizona

 
Joined by the ECA chaplains Captain Lauralee Ozello (1st row, far left), Captain Daniel Price (2nd row, far left), Military Chaplain Commissioner Dr. Elmon Krupnik (2nd row, far right), and Captain Tim Jacobs (3rd row, center)


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


U.S. 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)