Pentecostal Churches of Christ

The Pentecostal Churches of Christ are a Protestant Christian denomination in the Oneness Pentecostal and Holiness-Pentecostal traditions.[1][2] The Pentecostal Churches of Christ self-identify as "Anglican-Apostolic".[1][2] The Pentecostal Churches of Christ were founded and initially led by Bishop J. Delano Ellis,[3][4] and are headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, United States while the seat of its primate is currently Memphis, Tennessee.[5][6][7]

Pentecostal Churches of Christ
Seal of the Pentecostal Churches of Christ
AbbreviationPCC, PCofC, PCCN
TypeWestern Christian
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationPentecostal
TheologyOneness Pentecostalism
Presiding BishopDarryl D. Woodson
HeadquartersCleveland, Ohio, U.S.
FounderJ. Delano Ellis
Branched fromUnited Pentecostal Churches of Christ

HistoryEdit

Following a meeting on May 29, 1992 convened at Cleveland, Ohio by Bishop Ellis, several congregations affiliated together as the United Pentecostal Churches of Christ.[8][9] The then newly formed United Pentecostal Churches of Christ recognized Bishop Ellis as their general overseer and president on August 22, 1992. Bishop Ellis continued in this role with United Pentecostal Churches of Christ for twelve years until he resigned in June 2004.[10][11]

As of 2014, at least two distinct Pentecostal Christian denominations look to the May 29, 1992 meeting convened by Bishop J. Delano Ellis as their starting-point or as a particular landmark on their journey, and that regard the first twelve or more years of the United Pentecostal Churches of Christ as part of their history; these two are the Pentecostal Churches of Christ and United Covenant Churches of Christ; the Pentecostal Churches of Christ also regards 1935 as its year of organization through the Pentecostal Church of Christ in Cleveland.[12][13][14][9] When Bishop Garnes was installed as presiding bishop of United Covenant Churches of Christ (October 30, 2009), Bishop Ellis was chief installer at the ceremony of installation.[15]

In 2020, Bishop J. Delano Ellis died and Bishop Darryl D. Woodson was elected as new presiding bishop for the Pentecostal Churches of Christ.[11]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Doctrine, The Discipline, The Polity". Pentecostal Churches of Christ. Archived from the original on 2020-11-19. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  2. ^ a b "About the Pentecostal Churches of Christ". Pentecostal Churches of Christ. Retrieved 2021-04-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Beloved Cleveland Bishop J. Delano Ellis dies at age of 75". WEWS. 2020-09-20. Archived from the original on 2020-11-19. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  4. ^ "About the Establishmentarian of the PCC". Pentecostal Churches of Christ. Retrieved 2021-04-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Contacting the Pentecostal Churches of Christ". Pentecostal Churches of Christ. Archived from the original on 2020-11-19. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  6. ^ "The Pentecostal Churches of Christ". Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Archived from the original on 2020-11-19. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  7. ^ "Contact the Pentecostal Churches of Christ". Pentecostal Churches of Christ. Retrieved 2021-04-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "United Pentecostal Churches of Christ via The Association of Religion Data Archives". www.thearda.com. Archived from the original on 2020-11-19. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  9. ^ a b "History of the United Covenant Churches of Christ". United Covenant Churches of Christ. Archived from the original on 2020-09-19. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  10. ^ "Head of United Pentecostal Churches of Christ resigns". wwrn.org. Archived from the original on 2020-11-19. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  11. ^ a b "History of the Pentecostal Churches of Christ". Pentecostal Churches of Christ. Retrieved 2021-04-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Pentecostal Churches of Christ entry in Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches 2012, edited by Eileen W. Linder, published by National Council of Churches of Christ in USA.
  13. ^ The 2012 Yearbook entry cited above expressly states that a group of men and women came together on May 29, 1992 at the Pentecostal Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio to form what it states "is now called the Pentecostal Churches of Christ". The entry goes on to refer to the Pentecostal Churches of Christ as organized and established by Bishop J. Delano Ellis. The same Yearbook also contains an entry in respect of United Pentecostal Churches of Christ. However, the entry for United Pentecostal Churches of Christ is extremely brief in that it is merely a re-direct; it signposts the reader to please see Pentecostal Churches of Christ.
  14. ^ A New Paradigm a pamphlet published (circa 2004-08) by United Covenant Churches of Christ International summarizes that organization's origins and history from the May 29, 1992 meeting, and goes on to express that organization's aims as regards both continuity and development. The title on the front page of the pamphlet expressly states that United Covenant Churches of Christ International was "formerly" United Pentecostal Churches of Christ. Within the body of the pamphlet, an explanation is given as to the rationale for changing the word "Pentecostal" in the organization's name to "Covenant". The full text of the pamphlet can be downloaded at www.envisager.net/pdf/broch_uccc.pdf
  15. ^ "Gospel Today Magazine 11-9-09". Issuu. Archived from the original on 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2020-10-02.

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