Church of Revelation (1930 - Unknown) - Religious GroupReligious Family: Other Groups
Religious Tradition: Other
Description: The Church of Revelation was formed in 1930 at Long Beach, California, by the Rev. Janet Stine Lewis (Wolford). Their teaching centered around what they called the Old Christian Initiate, which claimed scientific truth, spiritual guidance, a pathway to everlasting life, and ways to communicate with the dead. The association apparently dissolved sometime after the last report of membership in 1966.
Official Site: Not available
Church of Revelation, Members (1940 - 1976)1
Church of Revelation, Ministers & Churches (1940 - 1976)1
Church of Revelation, Trends (1940 - 1976)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.