Kodesh Church of Emmanuel

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African Methodist Episcopal Church

split into  Kodesh Church of Emmanuel (1929)


The Kodesh Church of Emmanuel is a predominantly black Holiness church founded in 1929 by the Rev. Frank Russell Killingsworth, formerly with the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1936 - 9 562
1980 28 5 326

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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