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Dominican Republic


 

Dominican Republic

World Convention is currently building a global reference for the  countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 165. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 194 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.

Rather than waiting for comprehensive, complete information we are putting up the details we have available. If you can correct or add to this information, please contact the World Convention Office with details at gary@worldconvention.org.

Background

The Dominican Republic occupies two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, the western third of the island being occupied by the nation of Haiti.  The Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), with 48,445 square kilometres (18,705 sq mi) and an estimated 10 million people, one million of whom live in the capital city, Santo Domingo.

Religion

The Dominican Republic is 68.9% Roman Catholic, 18.2% Evangelical, 10.6% with no religion, and 2.3% other.

Stone-Campbell Presence

There are at least nine congregations of Churches of Christ. In February 2005, a national conference for Churches of Christ across the Dominican Republic brought in 2,500 church members. A preaching school in the capital city, Santo Domingo, has established satellite programs throughout the country using primarily local ministers. World Radio, a ministry of the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ, West Monroe, La., uses local church members to broadcast across the island. 

The Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) partners with Alfalit Domicano, Asociacion Centro Cristiano de Asesoramiento Familiar (CECAF), Iglesia Evangelica Dominicana, Proyecto Educativo Caminantes, and Servicio Social de Iglesias Dominicanas, Inc. (SSID) in the Dominican Republic.

Bill Loft of Christian Churches/Churches of Christ was an early missionary in the Dominican Republic. Gary and Liz Mysinger worked there beginning in 1982. Rick and Suzanne York began work with the Eastern Dominican Christian Mission in 2003, assisting Benito and Rosa Martinez and the existing congregation in La Romana.

International Churches of Christ have four congregations in the Dominican Republic.

 

Created by Gary Holloway, October 3, 2013, revised February 10, 2014

Contact Information

A. National Office

 

B. Congregational Information

 

C. Educational Institutions

 

D. Social Service Ministries

 

E. Magazines/Periodicals

 

F. International Ministries

Eastern Dominican Christian Mission   http://easterndominican.com/

G. Conventions/Lectureships/Assemblies/Forums/Conferences

 

H. Points of Interest