We get this question a lot. Thanks for asking 🙂 E-free is an abbreviated form of Evangelical Free Church of America. This group of churches was founded in 1950. A couple church organizations combined to form this organization. Churches often shorten their affiliation to “EvFree” or “E-Free.”
The “evangelical” of Evangelical Free reflects that we follow the Bible as our standard for belief and practice. For more on our beliefs please see our doctrinal statement here.
The “free” means that EFCA churches are independant. That means that there is no overarching denomination to tell the church how to operate. Each church is governed and financially supported by its own members.
There are about 1500 Efree churches in the United States. We are an association of independent churches united around a common goal to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the world.