Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ

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Denominational Profile

Notes

Triumph the Church and the Kingdom of God in Christ is a predominantly black Pentecostal church founded in 1902 by Elder E. D. Smith, who had a private revelation concerning the Pentecostal baptism of fire.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1947 - 300 15,500
1950 1,000 1,500 20,000
1952 600 700 5,000
1953 900 500 -
1955 682 800 18,000
1957 2,650 750 80,310
1958 2,140 690 70,079
1959 2,250 700 71,089
1960 2,000 670 66,740
1961 1,900 600 65,763
1962 1,760 510 57,700
1964 1,270 400 42,690
1965 1,200 420 43,500
1967 1,200 420 45,000
1969 1,280 430 48,500
1970 1,315 433 50,080
1971 1,370 498 55,090
1972 1,375 475 54,307

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]