- Protestantism in the Republic of Macedonia
It is estimated that
Protestantismis practised by 61,358 or roughly 3% of the total population [http://www.macedonianhr.org.au/ Official Macedonian Human Rights Website - Australia ] ] .
History Protestantism in Macedonia
In the late 19th and Early 20th century many American missionaries working from
Salonikaconverted a number of villages in the Strumica- Petrichregion to Methodism. These villages still retain the Methodistfaith to this day. Another significant sect of Protestantismin Macedonia is the Baptistfaith. Baptist work existed in Macedonia as early as 1928. The Union of Baptist Christians was organized in 1991. It is a member of the European Baptist Federation and the Baptist World Alliance. It is estimated that Protestantismis practised by 61,358 or roughly 3% of the total population.
Many Methodists emigrated in the 1960's and 1970's. A number of these came to
Australia. There is a Macedonian parish of the Uniting Churchoperating in Wood Street, East Preston. While there is a Macedonian Baptist community in Regent [P. Hill, "Macedonians in Australia". Hesperian Press, 1992.]
Notable Protestant Macedonians
Boris Trajkovski- former Macedonian president
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