Nicolas V. Zamora

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Nicolas V. Zamora (b. September 10, 1875 – d. September 14, 1914) was a well-known Methodist evangelist born in Intramuros, Manila.

He is also known as Fr. Jacinto Zamora's relative.


Zamora took up law at the University of Sto. Tomas where he honed his skills in debate and oration, then entered a seminary in Shanghai.

Life as a clergy

In 1903, he was assigned to be a pastor at Knox Memorial Church becoming the first Filipino Protestant pastor. His training in debate and oration helped him in delivering powerful messages during services that impressed the congregation.

He helped in the propagation of the Methodist doctrine thus converted many Filipinos during that time and encouraged the establishment of churches. The early stage of the 20th century marks the birth of many Methodist Churches in the Philippines. On February 28, 1909, the Iglesia Evangelica Metodista En Las Islas Filipinas (I.E.M.E.L.I.F) was established.

The adherents of Zamora's ideals became known as the Zamoristas.


  • Quirino, Carlos. Who's Who in Philippine History. Manila: Tahanan Books, 1995.



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