The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) was established in 1965 by a group of Christian leaders seeking to form an organization that would express their oneness in Jesus Christ and to formalize into a distinct council the growing force and influence of evangelism in the country. The defense of the fundamentals of faith, the need to evangelize the Philippines, and the need to have a clearly evangelical witness were the primary factors that prompted PCEC’s inception.

From a small umbrella organization, PCEC has grown into the largest network of denominations, churches, mission groups and para-church organizations nationwide. It seeks to become the main catalyst in hastening the discipling of the Philippines for the Lord Jesus Christ by promoting unity and cooperative ministries, presenting a distinctly evangelical voice and presence to our government and other publics, and engaging in ministries that help the poor and needy to become economically self-reliant and rightly related with God and Jesus Christ.