Pentecostal Assemblies of the World

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Denominational Profile

History

 

Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (1906)

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split into  Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. (1919)
Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ Inc.

The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, the first of the Oneness Pentecostal churches, was founded in 1906 by J. J. Frazee. The church has attempted to remain a functionally integrated church through the years.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 500 126 7,850
1936 - 87 5,713
1950 650 600 50,000
1951 650 600 50,000
1954 258 395 60,000
1957 650 600 50,000
1958 650 600 50,000
1960 600 550 45,000
1989 - 1,005 500,000
1994 4,262 1,760 1,000,000
1997 - 1,600 1,000,000
1998 4,500 1,750 1,500,000
2006 4,500 1,750 1,500,000

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]