Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)

Church of God

Church of God (Cleveland, TN)

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Pentecostal

Geographical area

North America

Founder

Elder Richard Spurling and several others

Origin

August 1886

Monroe County, Tennessee

Cherokee County, North Carolina

Separations

Church of God of Prophecy, Church of God with Signs Following, The (Original) Church of God

Members

6,000,000+ members [1]

The Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) is a Holiness Pentecostal Christian denomination, with headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. It has grown to become one of the largest Pentecostal denominations in the world, with worldwide membership over 6 million in over 150 countries, according to the denomination’s official website. [1] Currently it is the second largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, with the Assemblies of God being the largest. [2] The movement’s origins can be traced back to 1886 with a small meeting of Christians at the Barney Creek Meeting House on the Tennessee/North Carolina border, making it the oldest Pentecostal denomination in the United States.[3] The Church of God’s publishing house is Pathway Press.

From: Wikipedia



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