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Kip McKean

EXPLORE GROUPS: International Churches of Christ

International Churches of Christ

ICC, ICOC, Boston Movement

Kip McKean (1954-)

Lexington, MA USA (1979)

The movement has been widely criticized for its aggressive recruitment and high degree of control over its members, as well as its spiritual elitism.

In 2002 Kip McKean resigned as leader of the ICC and in 2003 moved to Portland, Oregon, where he pastors the Portland International Church of Christ, also known as the "International Christian Churches."


Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Peru, Saint Vincent Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

The movement’s membership has declined in recent years (perhaps by as much as 10-12%) because of controversy over McKean and his resignation.

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