As the church is the body of Christ, it sure is perfect. (1 Cor 12:27)yes and until Christ told peter upon this rock i will build my church. this is first time Church word was used. Christ is the corner stone the foundation the Rock . when he said the gates of hell will not prevail .. nothing would stop His Church being built. - from acts chapter 2 we see the Church exploding in growth. the Church is the local assembly aka the Body of Christ .
the church is not perfect if it was we would have no need for Christ.