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Denominations - Protestant

Short profiles of selected Christian denominations in the U.S.

About the Pentecostal Church of God

Date Founded:  1919

Membership/Number of Clergy:  44,850/2,677 as of 2016

Headquarters:  2701 Brown Trail, Bedford, TX 76021

Schools & Seminaries:  Messenger College

Publications: The Pentecostal Messenger

Website:  http://www.pcg.org

Social Media:  Facebook, Twitter, also a number of blogs.

Core Beliefs: See the complete doctrinal statement.  The PCG is trinitarian. A person is saved by faith and receives a second baptism by the Holy Spirit which is demonstrated by speaking in tongues. God sanctifies new believers but continues to work in them until death or the second coming.

Short History:  Founded at a meeting in Chicago, IL, in response to the lax organization of many Northern Pentecostal churches.  Church headquarters moved to the town where the general secretary worked during his term in office.  Leader of the church is now called the General Bishop and the management structure has become more centralized.

Local Churches:  There are no churches in the Louisville area.  The closest are two churches in Frankfort, KY: New Life Worship Center, 770 Ridgeview Dr., Frankfort KY 40601-1429 and Victory Chapel,1973 Mills Ln., Frankfort KY 40601-8424. Use the church finder to locate other congregations.

Pentecostal Church of God Symbol

Pentecostal Church of God symbol