Christ Holy Sanctified Church of America, Inc.

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History

 

Christ Holy Sanctified Church of America, Inc. (1910)

continuedChrist Holy Sanctified Church of America, Inc. (1910)

   

split into  Christ Holy Sanctified Church, Independent (1945)
Good News Gospel Fellowship Church (2006)

Christ Holy Sanctified Church of America is a predominantly black Holiness church founded in 1910 in Keatchie, Louisiana, by Judge and Sarah A. King. Bishop Judge King was succeeded by Bishop Ulysses King in 1945, and latter by Bishop E.L.McBride in 1985. Bishop Craig E. Brown is the current (8th) presiding bishop. The church follows the teaching of the Wesleyan Holiness perspective and that of the Neo-Pentecostal (Bonnie Brae/Azusa Street) experiences. As of 2013, this church had approximately 100 congregations, 7,500 members, and 300 clergy.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1940 - 32 483
1942 - 34 504
1944 - 32 831
1946 - 32 800
1948 - 28 500
1952 45 30 550
1954 23 27 600
1955 25 28 500
1957 30 30 600

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]


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