The Church Of God in Christ (COGIC) is a Pentecostal-Holiness Christian denomination with a predominantly African-American membership. In what was called the Memphis Miracle, the new group was formed as an inclusive organization, to represent all the major Pentecostal groups in North America regardless of race.The denomination reports having more than 12,000 churches and over 6.5 million members in the United States. Since its creation, it has had a co-chair leadership. The leadership of the Mississippi State Convention of the National Baptist Convention intervened and expelled C. Paul Church in Lexington, Mississippi, as the first COGIC church. At the 1907 COGIC Convocation held in Jackson, a separation occurred among Jones and other Holiness leaders because of such disagreements. He reopened Saints Academy and College in Lexington, Mississippi, which had financial difficulties and closed in the early 1970s after the death of its influential leader, Arenia Conella Mallory.
The rain in the background represents the Latter Rain revivals that gave birth to the Pentecostal movement. Mason were licensed Baptist ministers in Mississippi who taught a Wesleyan doctrine of Christian perfection or Entire Sanctification as a second work of grace to their Baptist congregations. Her life story led many African-Americans into the Holiness movement, including C. In 1994 the association of Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) was established, superseding what had become the all-white Pentecostal Fellowship of North America (PFNA).It has, to date, remained silent on transgender members.Marriage, according to the Church of God in Christ, is for procreation only.According to Shaw, the allegations were found to be bogus, and his accuser later admitted it.The second time was in 2012 when according to Shaw, he was vying for a national position in COGIC. We didn’t have a good Christmas that year”, adds Shaw.