Almost the entire Christian population (around 35,000) is expatriate; indigenous Christians number only a few hundred.
The Protestant Church in Oman (PCO) is the fruit of the active presence of RCA, a branch of the Reformed Church of America (RCA), which started its work in Oman in 1893.
Currently PCO, under the combined leadership of the Reformed Church of America and the Anglican Church, ministers to over 1000 believers from 60 countries.
Foreign Christians are often tolerated to worship in private homes or work compounds.
However, Christians who come from a Muslim background face pressure from family and society to leave their Christian faith.