Centro Cristiano de Guayaquil

Centro Cristiano de Guayaquil

Centro Cristiano de Guayaquil (CCG), is the largest evangelical church in the city. It is well-organized with an excellent church staff offering three services Sunday mornings (8 AM; 10:AM; 12 noon; 6 p.m. Sun eve.) with combined attendance of over 7,000 people in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The Church is located on Juan Tanca Marengo k. 4.



The Smith family (John Jerry, Janice and their three children) felt called to Guayaquil. They moved there in 1985, took over a small house church of around 50 people in Urdesa, with the additional goal of establishing a foundation for the benefit of impoverished children. With the help of an important contribution they accumulated the funds to buy a block of land. They developed a school which included a very functional multi-use auditorium that doubled as sanctuary space. Today Centro Cristiano has a modern church facility with seating for approximately 3,500 people and additonal space for Christian Education and Children's Ministries. The church has grown to more than 7,000 in weekly attendance.

Pastor Jerry Smith has developed an outstanding staff who are some of the best in their field. Pastor Jerry presents a positive, insightful and biblically based message that has inspired thousands both in Ecuador and beyond. He is a visionary Christian leader who makes a coordinated effort with his team to help people achieve their God-given potential. Pastor Jerry is particularly passionate about providing children a quality education that will provide them with the tools to become productive citizens and leaders in all walks of life.

Church staff

  • Main Pastors: John Jerry Smith and Janice Smith
  • Pastor Genaro Cárdenas and his wife
  • Pastor Sergio Bonilla and his wife
  • Pastor Julio Morocho
  • Pastor Jaime Vásconez and his wife
  • Pastor Anita Robalino
  • Worship Leader David Rivera
  • Pastora Patricia Cepeda
  • Pastor Francisco Quinde
  • Pastor Eduardo Rivas and his wife
  • Pastor Daniel Sante and his wife


The Liceo Cristiano de Guayaquil (http://www.liceocristiano.edu.ec/)is an integral part of the ministries of the Centro Cristiano de Guayaquil. This school has about 4000 students of which about a thousand are on need based scholarships. The school offers a morning and afternoon shift. There is a new Liceo Cristiano under construction. The original school buildings will be for kindergarten and primary school. The new facility will be a middle school. There is also a tecnological night school and the development of a university program. The Liceo Cristiano is one of the finest schools in the country of Ecuador. The Director of the school is Dr. Eduardo Araus, an internationally recognized authority on education and student development.


The CCG has the following ministries:

  • Ministry for Children
  • Ministry for Men
  • Ministry for Women
  • Ministry for Couples
  • Tierra Prometida: works with children on the topic of vocation
  • Kerigma: works with young people, (Daniel Sante is principal)
  • Mosaico : works with single adults desiring special time with God

Service times

Sunday services (or in Spanish known as "cultos") take place at 8:00am; 10:00am, 12:00 noon; 6:00 p.m. There is also a Saturday service for young people. On Wednesday there is a service that studies the book of Revelation.


  • John Jerry Smith Foundation.
  • Counseling services

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