Evangelical Free Church of America

The Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) has its roots in two late19th-century ethnic denominations, the Swedish Evangelical Free Church and the Norwegian-Danish Free Church Association, both of which began informally in the United States in 1884. The two free church groups merged in 1950 to become the modern EFCA, which is now a multi-ethnic denomination with ministries on 5 continents.

These collections contain published and unpublished manuscripts, photographs, and periodicals relevant to the EFCA. The material was digitized at the EFCA Archives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Digital Collections


Collection of Free Church Literature

A Collection of texts published and unpublished
focused on the EFCA, its history, and its theology.

EFCA Historic Photograph Collection

Photographs of Free Church ministers, leaders,
gatherings, and more.

The Evangelical Beacon

The official periodical of the EFCA, published
from 1931 to 2010. It covers a variety of topics.

Evangelical Free Church Directories

Directories published annually by the EFCA,
listing churches, pastors, officials, and more.

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