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 174. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 194 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.
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The Central American dependency of Guadeloupe consists of seven Caribbean islands in the Lesser Antilles, to the southeast of Puerto Rico. Arawak and Carib Indians were the original inhabitants of the islands. The first European settlers were the French, who arrived in 1635 and has since been a dependency of France, officially called the Department of Guadeloupe. The islands cover an area of 1,780 sq km (687 sq miles) and have a population of nearly 423,000. There as been some agitation for independence but no vote in favor of it has succeeded. While tourism is important to the economy, mostly visitors from America, the islands are still dependent upon France for subsidies and import, mainly food. Sugarcane has been produced; bananas account for 50% of the islands’ export.
An a cappella Church of Christ began regularly meeting in Guadeloupe when the Max Lanoix family moved to the islands from Lyon, France. Arlin and Pamela Hendrix, missionaries in Lyon, France, make regular evangelistic visits to Guadeloupe.
Clinton J. Holloway
National Profiles Editor
revised December 2013
For further historical reference:
Churches of Christ Around the World, Lynn, Mac, 21st Century Christian Publications, Nashville, TN, 2003.
For online directories of a cappella Churches of Christ see: