In the year of 1907 several groups of Italian Evangelicals were brought together in Chicago, by the work of the Holy Spirit. Many signs, wonders and conversions followed, encouraging pioneers like L. Francescon, P. Ottolini, G. Lombardi, Lucia Menna, L. Terragnoli, U.Garrazzi, G. Perrou and many others, to evangelize among Italian speaking people across the United States and also abroad in Canada, Italy, Argentina and Brazil. Consequently many churches were founded in those places for the testimony of our Lord’s Gospel.
In order to keep fellowship and maintain an orderly progress in April of 1927 a convention of various congregations was held in Niagara Falls and the 12 Articles of Faith were adopted.
Throughout the years, the low immigration rates and the assimilation of the Italians in the U.S. lead to many changes to our congregations and opened the opportunity to spread the gospel to other ethnicities as well.
In the early 1980’s some churches espousing the same persuasion regarding worship, organization, and adherence to Scriptural doctrines started to hold yearly meetings, that today convenes in a rotation basis in Los Angeles, CA, Buffalo, NY and Chicago, IL, under the name of Christian Congregation in the United States.
Today, the Christian Congregation is a multiethnic body, celebrating services in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, with a family of about 70 congregations and ministers across North America, all committed to the preaching and practice of Biblical Christianity and to sharing the same hope and communion with churches of like doctrine around the globe.