Origins of Denominations: Life Resources Chart

Denomination

Place of Origin

Year

Founder

Adventism

Massachusetts

1831

William Miller

American Baptist

Providence, Rhode Island

1639

Roger Williams

Apostolic Faith Mission

United States

1900

Group

Assembly of God

Hot Springs, Arkansas

1914

Group

Baptist Church

London, England

1607

John Smyth

Brethren (Dunkards)

Sewarzenau, Germany

1708

Hochhmann & Mack

Brethren in Christ

United States

1820

Group

Catholic Apostolic Church

England

1830

Group

Christadelphians

United States

1844

John Thomas, MD

Christian Church

Midway, Kentucky

1859

Group

Christian Science

Boston, Massachusetts

1879

Mary Baker Eddy

Church of England

England

1535

King Henry VIII

Church of God

Monroe County, Tennessee

1886

Group

Church of God

United States

1880

D. S. Warner

Church of God Holiness

Atlanta, Georgia

1914

K. H. Burrus

Church of Living God

Wrightsville, Arkansas

1889

William Christian

Congregational Church

Massachusetts

1684

Group

Cumberland Presbyterian

Dickson County, Tennessee

1810

Group

Dutch Reformed Church

Holland

1560

Group

Evangelical Church

Pennsylvania

1803

Jacob Albright

Evangelical and Reformed

Cleveland, Ohio

1834

Group

Foursquare Gospel

Los Angeles, California

1917

Aimee S. McPherson

Freewill Baptist

New Durham, North Carolina

1780

Benjamin Randall

Full Gospel Church

Goldsboro, North Carolina

1935

R. H. Askew

Greek Orthodox Church

Greece

1053

Group

Holiness Church

Chicago, Illinois

1907

Howard Hoople

House of David

Michigan

1903

Group

Independent Witness

Van Alstyne, Texas

1900

C. B. Jernigan

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Pennsylvania

1974

Charles T. Russell

Lutheran Church

Augsburg, Germany

1530

Martin Luther

Mennonite Church

Zurich, Switzerland

1525

Group

Methodist Church

London, England

1729

John Wesley

Methodist Episcopal

Baltimore, Maryland

1874

Group

Mormon Church

Seneca, New York

1830

Joseph Smith

Mormons (Reorganized)

Wisconsin

1852

Joseph Smith II

Moravian Church

Kunwald Bohemia

1457

Group

Nazarene Church

Los Angeles, California

1895

P. F. Bresee

New Apostolic Church

Hamburg, Germany

1862

Pruess

Pentecostal Holiness

Anderson, South Carolina

1898

Group

Pilgrim Holiness Church

Cincinnati, Ohio

1897

Group

Plymouth Brethren

Dublin, Ireland

1829

Group

Presbyterian Church

Switzerland

1535

John Calvin

Primitive Baptist

North Carolina

1765

Group

Quakers

England

1650

George Fox

Roman Catholic

Rome, Italy

606

Boniface III (1st Pope)

Salvation Army

London, England

1865

William Booth

Seventh-Day Adventism

Massachusetts

1846

Ellen G. White

Spiritualist Church

United States

1848

Andrew J. Davis

Unitarians

Poland

1500s

Faustus, Socinus, et.al.

Universalist Church

New Jersey

1770

John Murray

 

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