The Evangelical Christian Church in Halmahera - Gereja Masehi Injili di Halmahera (GMIH) – represents about half the population on the Island of Halmahera. It has around 160,000 members in 380 congregations and 27 presbyteries; and 480 ministers and unordained assistants in active service.
GMIH may be described as Reformed in its theology, and Presbyterian in its church government. It has a very strong emphasis on mission.
In October 1972, Presbyterian couple James and Mary Haire arrived in Halmahera. This was the beginning of PCI’s partnership with GMIH. The Haires served with GMIH for 12 years, first on the island of Ternate and later in Tobelo on Halmahera. Despite moving to Australian in 1985, James visits Halmahera every year, lecturing in the Theological College.
PCI has also expressed its partnership with the Evangelical Christian Church in Halmahera through the support of GMIH's Theological College with scholarships for staff and students.
PCI Moderator, Rt. Rev. Roy Patton, together with his wife, Daphne, and Nigel Eves, Mission Overseas Development Officer, visited Halmahera in August 2012.
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