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Christ's Sanctified Holy Church (1892 - Present) - Religious Group

Religious Family: Holiness
Religious Tradition: Evangelical Protestant
Description: Christ's Sanctified Holy Church was organized in 1892. The Church founders separated from the Methodist Episcopal Church over disagreements concerning the influence of holiness-theology on the new group. The church exists today across the southeastern United States. The association has a strong loyalty to the King James Version of the Bible, and they do not administer water baptisms or communion.
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Christ's Sanctified Holy Church: Congregations (2020)1

Top 5 Christ's Sanctified Holy Church States (2020)1 [View all States]

Rank State Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 North Carolina 5 -- --
2 Georgia 4 -- --
3 South Carolina 2 -- --
4 Virginia 2 -- --
5 Alabama 1 -- --

Top 5 Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Counties (2020)1 [View all Counties]

Rank County Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Chilton County, AL 1 -- --
2 Sussex County, DE 1 -- --
3 Duval County, FL 1 -- --
4 Columbia County, GA 1 -- --
5 Houston County, GA 1 -- --

Top 5 Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Christ's Sanctified Holy Church, Members (1940 - 1957)2

Christ's Sanctified Holy Church, Ministers & Churches (1940 - 1957)2

Christ's Sanctified Holy Church, Trends (1940 - 1957)2

1940 483 32
1942 504 34
1944 831 32
1946 800 32
1948 500 28
1952 550 45 30
1954 600 23 27
1955 500 25 28
1957 600 30 30


1 The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155. [More information on the data sources]

2 All data on clergy, members, and churches are taken from the National Council of Churches’ Historic Archive CD and recent print editions of the Council’s Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The CD archives all 68 editions of the Yearbook (formerly called Yearbook of the Churches and Yearbook of American Churches) from 1916 to 2000. Read more information on the Historic Archive CD and the Yearbook.

Membership figures are "inclusive." According to the Yearbook, this includes "those who are full communicant or confirmed members plus other members baptized, non-confirmed or non-communicant." Each denomination has its own criteria for membership.

When a denomination listed on the Historic Archive CD was difficult to identify, particularly in early editions of the Yearbook, the ARDA staff consulted numerous sources, including Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions and the Handbook of Denominations in the United States. In some cases, ARDA staff consulted the denomination’s website or contacted its offices by phone. When a denomination could not be positively identified, its data were omitted.

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