The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) was formed in 1897 by Bishop Charles Harrison Mason in a wooden structure in Lexington, Mississippi. He was seeking to unify African Americans who had been divided; he established and preached a message of hope and holiness among the people.
The Assemblies of God (AG) is a worldwide Pentecostal denomination with a long and interesting history. Founded in 1914 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the AG has grown to become the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, with over 67 million adherents in over 300,000 churches in more than 200 countries.
In a time when many women could not freely exercise their faith, Maria Woodworth-Etter boldly stepped forward to bring the miraculous power of the Holy Spirit to the world. Maria Woodworth-Etter (1844–1924) was a pioneering Pentecostal leader who powerfully impacted the religious landscape of America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Have you ever wondered how the Pentecostal movement began? Charles Parham was a key figure in the early history of Pentecostalism, introducing the concept of speaking in tongues and helping to spread the message to the world.