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. 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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