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Welcome to the Western District Evangelical Free Church web site. We are united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission which Christ has entrusted to His Church.

The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 75 countries of the world. The mission statement of the EFCA is:


The EFCA movement exists to glorify God

by multiplying healthy churches

among all people.


The Western District Board and Conference delegates are excited to announce that a call to become our District Superintendent has been extended to Dr. Neal Brower and his wife Judy. Neal and Judy accepted the call on the spot with great enthusiasm. I think I speak for all who were present at our March 4th District Conference that we sensed in Neal and Judy a shared, lifelong passion and vision for reaching the lost and making disciples. We left our gathering charged up and sent out to fulfill our common purpose and existence as a “District of Disciple Makers”.


The Lord willing and enabling, we trust that Neal and Judy will be able to make their move to the District and begin ministry around May 9th. We ask all of our brothers and sisters in the Western District to pray for all the details in their transition back to California, especially as they leave behind their children and grandchildren in the Midwest to follow God’s calling in this season of their life.


Yours always in Christ,

Dr. Raleigh Galgan

Chairman of the Western District Board &

Interim District Superintendent

View or listen to webcasts of previous District Leadership Development sessions


The great heritage of the Evangelical Free Church people around the world includes the fact that fellowship and ministry opportunities in the local church are based solely on one's personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, trusting in Him alone for salvation. Membership requires commitment to sound doctrine as expressed in our Statement of Faith. However, a person is not excluded from membership because he or she does not agree on every fine point of doctrine. primary role of the District and the District Superintendent is to be a supporting resource in the following key areas of responsibility or systems: 


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  • Church Health

  • Placement

  • Conflict Management and Resolution

  • Credentialing

  • Leadership Development (Pastoral and Lay)

  • Fellowship (Pastor to Pastor)

  • National and International Denominational Connection

  • Support Ministries (Age or Gender Specific Groups)

  • Church Planting

  • Finances

  • Partnerships

  • Urban and Intercultural Ministries

  • Theological Health & Development 


Our desire is that this website will provide pastors, lay people and churches greater and easier access to these systems and associated resources. Thank you for your partnership in this effort. 


Western District - Northern California & Nevada EFCA

c/o Neal Brower
1400 McAllister St., # 10
San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone: (916) 333-4480


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