Who We Are

Evangelical Free Church Association

The Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) is an association of some 1250 autonomous churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission which Christ has entrusted to His Church. The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 40 nations of the world, encompassing nearly 1400 additional congregations.

The term Evangelical refers to our commitment to the proclamation of the Gospel and to the authority of Scriptures as being inerrant in the original autographs and the only safe and sufficient guide to faith and practice.

The term Free refers to our form of church government which assures that our local churches are free from a central controlling body. Evangelical Free Churches depend upon the active participation of pastors and lay people in the decisions and direction of the local church.

Our local church, MEFC, grew out of a handful of believers meeting together in Park Ridge in the late 1950s. In 1960, the 25 charter members sought their first pastor. We have enjoyed a rich and fruitful heritage of ministering God’s Word to our growing congregation and community ever since.

We are associated with a regional district and national headquarters. Their links are located below for more information.

National headquarters
Eastern District