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Church of God in Christ
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The Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) belongs to the Holiness-Pentecostal branch of the Church. With congregations in nearly 100 countries on nearly every continent and reportedly 6 million globally, it is an international denomination with its global headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. COGIC emerged as a holiness fellowship among black Baptist churches in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee in 1897 with leaders Charles Price Jones, Charles Harrison Mason, other Baptist clergy, and Baptist women as the leaders. Together, they launched a Black Baptist Holiness m…

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Daniels, David, “Church of God in Christ”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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