The Evangelical Churches of Liberia (ECOL) is a SIM related evangelical body of 98 local churches spread across 10 church districts in Liberia. In the late 1970’s SIM missionaries were involved in church planting work in Liberia which resulted into 15 new churches. At the beginning of the civil war in 1990, foreign nationals were evacuated from Liberia as the country descended into chaos and destruction that would last for 14 years. In 1997, during a pause in the war, local leaders of the planted churches, most of whom were converted and discipled through the ministry of the missionaries, met in Monrovia and resolved to continue the work started by the missionaries. It was also agreed that the churches be brought under an umbrella group whose task would be to provide leadership and training for the churches, send out volunteers to take the gospel throughout the country, and seek other ways of enhancing the work of ministry amongst the local churches. Thus was born that day the Evangelical Church Union of Liberia (ECUL), which is now known as the Evangelical Church of Liberia (ECOL). The denomination now has over 100 churches spread across the country. The current leader of ECOL is Pastor Moses G. Paye.
ECOL is a member of Evangel Fellowship International, Association of Evangelicals of Liberia, and CROPP-Liberia.
>ECOL Statement of Faith (PDF)
>History of ECOL (PDF)