Congregational Holiness Church

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Denominational Profile

History

International Pentecostal Holiness Church

split into  Congregational Holiness Church (1920)

 

The Congregational Holiness Church is a Holiness Pentecostal church founded in 1920 by the Rev. Watson Sorrow and Hugh Bowling.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 149 59 2,083
1937 - 69 2,245
1939 - 73 2,420
1942 - 74 2,407
1944 - 86 2,849
1947 - 96 -
1950 184 119 3,952
1951 348 124 4,162
1952 243 129 4,037
1953 250 132 4,170
1954 266 134 4,087
1955 274 138 4,121
1959 - 147 4,664
1962 303 151 5,212
1965 308 141 -
1966 302 147 4,859
1981 488 174 8,347
1991 349 176 7,116
1993 - 190 2,468
2001 305 190 9,565
2005 225 225 25,000

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]