Church of God (Which He Purchased With His Own Blood) (1953 - Unknown) - Religious GroupReligious Family: Holiness
Religious Tradition: Unclassified
Description: The Church of God (Which He Purchased with His Own Blood) is a predominantly black Pentecostal church founded in 1953 by William Jordan Fizer, formerly a minister with the Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship). He was excommunicated for his conviction that the Lord's Supper should be served with grape juice or wine, not water as the Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) believed.
Official Site: Not available
Church of God (Which He Purchased With His Own Blood), Members (1978 - 1991)1
Church of God (Which He Purchased With His Own Blood), Ministers & Churches (1978 - 1991)1
Church of God (Which He Purchased With His Own Blood), Trends (1978 - 1991)1
1 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.