While Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, we also elect leaders to carry out the Mission and Vision of the church. The General Assembly meets annually and is the highest authority of the Church. The Executive Council meets bi-annually between the annual General Assembly.
Rev. Lallienvel ( Lal) Pakhuongte was the 5th and now the 6th EFCI President. After taking up his office in April 2016, Lal was re-elected as President in March 2020. Lal had served as the Coordinator for the Theological Extension Education Course and was the Vice President from 2006-2016. His responsibilities as the President include General Administration (National and International), Establishment and Development Department, (Relief, Community Care Ministry India, Buildings), and is the Editor in Chief of the Denomination’s monthly organ, Khawnvar Magazine.
Rev. Rohminglien Pakhuongte is the Moderator of the EFCI. His current term is from 2022-2024. He is also at present the Vice President of Partnership Mission Society.
EFCI Vice President & Secretaries
The Vice President and departmental Secretaries, who are also elected, assist the President in the various ministries of the EFCI. Together with the President, they form the EFCI Executive Committee.
Rev. C. Kawldinglien Joute (Vice President)
Rev. Kawldinglien is the Vice President of the EFCI for the 2020-2024 term. He is also in-charge of the Evangelism Department, Christian Education, and Statistics.
Rev. Simon L. Darngawn (Secretary)
Rev. Simon is the Secretary for Information and Publication and the Khawnvar Magazine Subscriptions, and the Women Department.
Rev. Lalrotluong Darngawn (Secretary)
Rev. Tluonga is the Secretary for Finance and Accounts and Lalpa Ropuina (Glory of God) Fund.
Rev. Hrangchunghnung Inbuon (Secretary)
Rev. Hranga is the Secretary of the Missions Department and the Music Department.
Rev. Jessai L. Neitham (Secretary)
Rev. Jessai is the Regional Secretary for Mizoram, and also the Secretary in-charge of the Christian Youth Department and Community Care Ministry India (CCMI). His posting is in Aizawl, Mizoram.
The President, Vice President, and the Secretaries reside in Shillong.
In the Presbyteries, we have the Presbytery Superintendents and Standing Committee members from the various Local Churches within each Presbytery.
Past Presidents (Retired)
Rev. Dr. Lalthankhum Sinate (late), the then Vice President of Partnership Mission Society, simultaneously was the first EFCI President from 1974-78 before a full-time president was found.
Rev. Dr. Ruolneikhum Pakhuongte (late), the 2nd and first full-time president, faithfully served in this position for 27 consecutive years between 1979 and 2006. He was awarded the title EFCI President Emeritus. The EFCI General Headquarters was relocated from Sielmat, Manipur to the city of Shillong, Meghalaya in northeast India in 1979 under his leadership.
Rev. Dr. J. Huoplien Neitham, the 3rd EFCI President, served in this position from 2006-2012. Prior to this role, he had faithfully served as a Secretary from 1979-2006 at the General Headquarters and two terms as the Moderator.
Rev. Lalbiektluong was the 4th EFCI President (2012-2016). Before retiring he was the Vice President during 2016-2020.