Where did the Church of God in Christ come from?
Founded in Arkansas in 1897, the COGIC is the fourth-largest Christian denomination in the United States (as of 2003), with 5.4 million members, behind the Roman Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the United Methodist Church. Its founder, Charles Harrison Mason, became a Christian in 1879.
Who started the Church of God?
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
|Cross with wave of the Holy Spirit
|Elder Richard Spurling and several others
|August 1886 Monroe County, Tennessee Cherokee County, North Carolina
How did Church of God start?
The (Original) Church of God is a Holiness Pentecostal Christian denomination located mostly in the Southeastern United States. Its origins can be traced to a small meeting of Christians at the Barney Creek Meeting House in Monroe County, Tennessee in 1886.
When was Church of God formed?
The Church of God Mission International was founded in Nigeria by Benson Idahosa (193898) in 1972.
How does Church of God differ from Baptist?
However, in general, the Church of God tends to be more conservative, lashing out against homosexuals, adultery and other sexual crimes. Baptists tend to be more conservative than other denominations as well, but they typically focus more on the social gospel and family values.