Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)

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History

 

Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) (1886)

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split into  (Original) Church of God (1917)
Evangelistic Church of God (1949)

The Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) was founded in 1886 as a Holiness church, the Christian Union. It assumed its present name in 1907 after members accepted a new Pentecostal perspective.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 1,432 656 19,171
1937 - 830 22,387
1940 - 1,602 63,216
1947 - 2,037 90,666
1950 1,414 3,368 174,960
1951 1,283 2,418 121,706
1952 1,341 2,542 126,844
1953 1,387 2,615 131,623
1954 1,492 2,750 138,349
1955 4,243 2,803 142,668
1956 1,688 2,939 147,929
1957 1,761 2,980 150,227
1958 1,823 3,082 155,541
1959 1,965 3,183 162,794
1960 2,101 3,280 170,261
1961 2,195 3,338 179,651
1963 2,345 3,507 197,464
1964 2,401 3,575 205,465
1966 2,597 3,727 220,405
1968 2,814 3,834 243,532
1969 6,900 3,933 257,995
1970 7,359 4,024 272,276
1971 7,504 4,095 287,099
1972 8,000 4,152 297,103
1973 8,500 4,270 313,332
1974 8,650 4,392 328,892
1975 9,578 4,467 343,249
1976 8,786 4,644 365,124
1977 8,645 4,774 377,765
1978 9,095 4,847 392,551
1979 9,385 5,018 411,385
1980 9,676 5,176 435,012
1981 10,160 5,281 456,797
1982 10,985 5,284 463,992
1983 11,763 5,410 493,904
1984 9,638 5,346 505,775
1989 7,544 5,763 582,203
1990 6,585 5,841 620,393
1992 6,898 5,776 672,008
1993 5,302 5,899 700,517
1994 5,493 5,918 722,541
1995 5,556 6,060 753,230
1999 6,143 6,328 870,039
2000 9,649 6,426 895,536
2001 16,495 6,605 932,024
2002 15,337 6,623 944,857
2003 15,337 6,623 961,390
2004 9,863 6,511 989,965
2005 10,458 6,587 1,013,488
2006 16,452 6,569 1,032,550
2007 16,515 6,588 1,053,642
2008 16,667 6,677 1,072,169
2009 17,263 6,654 1,076,254

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]