United Holy Church of America

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The United Holy Church of America is a predominantly black Pentecostal church founded by Reverend Isaac Cheshier in North Carolina in 1886. It assumed its present name in 1916.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1939 - 500 31,500
1942 - 502 32,000
1944 - 275 25,000
1950 321 339 13,381
1951 361 360 26,300
1952 374 365 26,451
1953 382 376 26,560
1956 393 426 27,070
1957 391 426 27,050
1958 400 432 28,000
1959 400 453 28,300
1960 400 470 28,980

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]