Church of the Gospel

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Denominational Profile

History

Advent Christian Church

split into  Church of the Gospel (1912)

 

The Church of the Gospel was formed in 1911 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts by the Rev. and Mrs. C. T. Spike and members of the Advent Christian Church. In 1912, the group incorporated as the Church of God but adopted its present name in 1930 to avoid confusion with other groups.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1940 - 5 47
1947 - 2 37
1950 - 3 50
1951 2 5 55
1952 3 3 58
1953 3 5 55
1954 3 4 50
1955 3 5 46
1956 3 4 45
1957 3 4 44
1958 3 4 40
1959 3 3 40
1960 2 3 39
1961 2 3 36
1962 2 4 39
1963 2 4 42
1964 2 3 32
1965 2 4 42
1968 2 3 50

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]