Church of God by Faith, Inc.

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Church of God by Faith was organized in 1919 by John Bright and chartered in 1923 at Alachua, Florida. Its doctrine is like that of the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee).

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1957 150 83 4,000
1959 90 96 2,300
1960 107 101 2,380
1965 112 105 3,470
1967 107 105 5,300
1970 155 135 5,000
1973 150 105 4,500
1991 170 145 8,235
2000 268 149 35,000
2002 - 148 30,000
2004 235 149 35,000

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]