Evangelical Churches

Evangelical Church by Rudy Girón

While catholics take the spot lights during Lent and the Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala, evangelical churches (that’s what protestant churches are called in Guatemala) pop up anywhere they are allowed. To be honest, I wish I knew what are the requirements to open up an evangelical church, but it must not very difficult because in some municipalities there are over 7,000 evangelical churches. La Antigua Guatemala is still the strong hold of catholics, so I don’t think there are as many protestant churches as in other municipalities, but still I believe there are so many more evangelical churches than catholics in Antigua Guatemala; that’s probably true for the rest of the country.

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  • Hi Rudy,
    I’m interested in going to an evangelical church when I am in Antigua this November – do you know if there are any english speaking communities? My spanish is very basic, thanks.

    • I don’t know about Antigua Guatemala, but I know of Union Church in Guatemala City. Check out their ad in Revue Magazine (www.revue.gt) around Datebook on page 22.

    • Tom de NY

      As a bilingual (thanks in large part to study in Antigua Guatemala) evangelical, I suggest you attend a Spanish-speaking church instead. You will understand more than you’d think, learn more than you otherwise would, and experience genuine fellowship that transcends linguistic barriers.