There are 5 churches & missions, 7 pastors, and several candidates, licentiates. The work in Australia is Korean.
Mission Fields and Countries with Cumberland Presbyterian Presence
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has a church in Mata de Sao Joao, Brazil. It was a church started to reach Japanese speaking people in this area. The pastor is from Japan Presbytery.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has one church in Cambodia and one new church development.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has two presbyteries in Colombia. The Andes Presbytery is located in the Andes Mountain area, primarily in the area called the coffee axis. There are 10 organized Cumberland Presbyterian churches and various mission points. The Andes Presbytery has over 1,700 active members. There are two schools and one camp in the presbytery. Cauca Valley Presbytery is located on the South side of Colombia, many of our churches are in the Cali area. There are 20 churches in the presbytery and over 2,700 active members. There are various mission points in addition to the churches. The largest school in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church is located in Cali, the Colegio Americano. There is also a camp outside of Cali.
There are 5 pastors and 5 house churches. The pastors are in a special PAS program.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church administers a medical clinic in Guatemala City. We also have three Cumberland Presbyterian churches that are part of the Guatemala Cumberland Presbyterian Council of Churches. We have three missionaries and we are exploring new church plant opportunities.
Hope Presbytery is leading the different ministry efforts in Haiti. There are 6 missions, 6 pastors, and 6 schools.
Hong Kong Presbytery consists of ten churches and over 1,100 active members. The presbytery also runs and operates an elementary school and a High School.
Japan Presbytery has 14 churches and over 1,250 active members. The largest Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Japan is the Koza Cumberland Presbyterian Church, it has over 580 active members making it one of the larger churches in our denomination.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has a council of three churches, one mission, two missionaries, four pastors in Mexico. Two of the churches and the New Church Development are located in Mexico City, one church is located in Juarez.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has four churches in Iloilo, Philippines. This is an island about 45 minutes by plane from Manila.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has a council of churches in South Korea that consists of 5 churches.
Revs. Wilson and Diana Lopez are the new missionaries to Spain and France. There are three missions in Spain: Madrid, Bañeres & Zaragoza. One mission in Lyon, France. There are 6 candidates.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has missionaries and churches in countries that have restrictions on religious expression. We have churches, outreach ministries, and evangelism efforts in three different closed countries. We do not publish the names of these countries or the people that work there.
Global Missions at a Glance
Countries with Presbyteries:
Colombia has 3 presbyteries: Andes, Cauca Valley, and Emaus. There are 39 Churches – 4,728 Active Members
Hong Kong – Macau 10 Churches – 1,537 Active Members
Japan has 13 Churches – 1,148 Active Members
Countries with council of Cumberland Presbyterian Churches
There are eight countries with councils of Cumberland Presbyterian Churches with approx. 1,780 participants
Australia: five congregations and seven ministers, and several candidates
Brazil: one congregation, two new church developments, two ministers, one candidate, and missionaries
South Korea: one congregation, three new church developments, five pastors, two licentiates
Philippines: two congregations, three new church developments, three ministers, several probationers, and missionaries
Guatemala: two congregations, two new church developments, missionaries
Haiti: six new church developments, six ministers, and six schools
Mexico: two congregations, two ordained ministers, two candidates.
Cuba: there are five pastors and five house churches.
If you have any questions with regard to the different councils of churches, countries with CP presence outside the United States, and/or missionary work of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, please contact Rev. Lynn Thomas, Director of Global Missions – email.