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Denominational Profile


Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A

split into  Churches of God, Holiness (1920)


The Churches of God, Holiness is a predominantly black Holiness church founded in 1920 by Bishop King Hezekiah Burruss, formerly with the Church of Christ (Holiness).

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 56 38 3,940
1936 - 35 5,872
1937 - 44 4,729
1951 35 32 20,700
1953 40 34 23,000
1954 45 36 23,500
1957 50 42 25,600
1965 29 32 25,600

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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