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National Evangelical Church

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Downtown, Beirut district

Built in 1869, in Downtown Beirut, by the Anglo-American missionaries to fulfill the needs of Beirut's Protestant community, the National Evangelical Church was the earliest Protestant church that operated in Arabic. It is located on a high hill in downtown, and its clock tower is quite visible in surrounding areas of Beirut. The church was completely destroyed by shelling in 1976, except for the bell tower, but its congregation was gradually scattered. It was rebuilt using the original stone in 1998.