Church of God (Apostolic)

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Denominational Profile


The Church of God (Apostolic) is a predominantly black Oneness Pentecostal church founded as the Christian Faith Band in 1877 by Thomas J. Cox.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 247 38 3,053
1937 - 49 3,085
1938 - 49 3,085
1950 60 25 400
1951 35 20 334
1953 71 26 381
1954 50 22 600

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of 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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