Who founded your Church

WHO FOUNDED YOUR CHURCH

It is good to know where one stands when it comes to a matter of TRUTH! So too, will it be good for us to know WHO Founded the Church to which we belong. Here are but few: My top Ten in no particular order. 

 

     The Catholic Church by Jesus Christ “And so I say to you Peter: You are a rock, and on this rock foundation I will build my Church, and not even death will EVER be able to overcome it” (Matthew 16:18) Good News Bible.

 

      Anglican – The Anglican Communion was founded at the Lambeth Conference in 1867 in London, England, under the leadership of Charles Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury. The churches of the Anglican Communion consider themselves to be part of the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic church, and to be both catholic and reformed.

 

     Church of England – On 3 November 1534 King Henry VIII became the Head of the newly founded Church of England. At the time this was a seismic shift in the power dynamics of Europe, as England’s split from Rome was confirmed. 

 

     Baptist Church – Both Roger Williams and John Clarke, his compatriot and coworker for religious freedom, are variously credited as founding the earliest Baptist church in North America in 1639.

   

      Martin Luther: Founder of Lutheranism. Martin Luther (1483–1546)  

     

      Methodist – Methodism has its roots in eighteenth century Anglicanism. Its founder was a Church of England minister, John Wesley (1703-1791)

 

       Evangelical Association, founded by Jacob Albright and often referred to as the Evangelical Church, one of the historic predecessor bodies of the United Methodist Church. It merged with others in 1946 to become the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

  

       Pentecostal church – George Jeffreys (1889–1962), a Welshman, founded the Elim Pentecostal Church in Monaghan, Ireland in 1915.

     

       Presbyterian Church Founding. The roots of the Presbyterian Church trace back to John Calvin, a 16th-century French theologian, and minister, who led the Reformation in Geneva, Switzerland beginning in 1536

 

        Seven Day Adventist

Founder: Joseph BatesJames WhiteEllen G. WhiteJ. N. Andrews

Origin: 21 May 1863;  Battle CreekMichigan, U.S.

 

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