Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church

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Denominational Profile

History

International Pentecostal Holiness Church

split into  Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church (1918)

continuedPentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church

   

split into  Emmanuel Holiness Church (1953)

The Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church was formed in 1918 by those in the Pentecostal Holiness Church, now the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, who wanted stricter standards concerning dress, amusements, tobacco, and association between the sexes.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1940 - 71 1,655
1942 - 69 1,810
1944 - 71 1,900
1947 - 76 1,344
1951 116 100 2,875
1952 121 84 1,920
1953 67 50 894
1954 60 48 812
1955 67 48 812
1956 67 43 839
1957 58 43 756
1958 60 42 615
1960 48 41 573
1962 45 36 574
1965 38 41 500
1967 80 41 545
1969 80 41 545
1992 26 27 234
1993 26 26 200
1996 28 27 223

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]