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Presbyterian Church of Korea
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Logo of the Presbyterian Church of Korea.
Classification Protestant
Orientation Calvinist
Polity Presbyterian
Moderator Rev. Seong Gi Cho
Associations World Council of Churches,
World Alliance of Reformed Churches,
Council for World Mission,
Christian Conference of Asia,
National Council of Churches in Korea
Geographical areas Republic of Korea
Founder Suh Sang-Ryun
Origin 1884 when a church was founded in
Hwanghae province.
Separations In the 1950s, the PCK was cut off from any remaining believers in North Korea, and three schisms occurred. In the first of these, in 1952, the Gosin group split off. In the second in 1953, the "Presbyterian Church of the Republic of Korea" separated from the PCK. In the third, and thus far final, schism, the Hapdong faction separated in 1959.
Congregations 6,978 [1]
Members 2,395,323[1]
Ministers 10,950[1]
Official Website http://www.pck.or.kr/
Presbyterian Church of Korea
Hangul 대한예수교장로회총회
Hanja 大韓예수敎長老會總會
Revised Romanization Daehan Yesugyo Jangrohoe Chonghoe
McCune–Reischauer Taehan Yesugyo Changnohoe Ch'onghoe

The Presbyterian Church of Korea or PCK is a mainline Protestant denomination based in South Korea and currently has the largest membership of any Presbyterian denomination in the world.[citation needed] It is affiliated with its daughter denomination, the Korean Presbyterian Church in America (KPCA) in the United States. The church, while primarily made up of Korean-speakers, welcomes people of all nationalities.

The first Korean Presbyterian minister was Suh Sang-Ryun, who founded a church in Hwanghae province in 1884.[2] Shortly thereafter, several foreign Presbyterian missionaries arrived on the peninsula, including Horace Allen, Horace G. Underwood, and Henry Davies.

Like other Christian groups, the Korean Presbyterians were closely involved in the peaceful March first movement for Korean independence, in 1919.[citation needed]

In the 1950s, the PCK was cut off from any remaining believers in North Korea, and three schisms occurred. In the first of these, in 1952, the Gosin group split off. In the second in 1953, the "Presbyterian Church of the Republic of Korea" separated from the PCK. In the third, and thus far final, schism, the Hapdong faction separated in 1959.

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