The Christian Congregation, Inc.

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: The Christian Congregation, Inc.
Denomination type:
Year Reporting: 1988
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Description: The Christian Congregation is a denominational evangelistic association that originated in 1787 and was active on the frontier in areas adjacent to the Ohio River. The church was an unincorporated organization until 1887. At that time a group of ministers who desired closer cooperation formally constituted the church. The charter was revised in 1898 and again in 1970.
Governmental polity basically is congregational. Local units are semi-autonomous. Doctrinal positions, strongly biblical, are essentially universalist in the sense that ethical principles, which motivate us to creative activism, transcend national boundaries and racial barriers. A central tenet, John 13 vs.34-35, translates to such respect for sanctity of life that abortions on demand, capital punishment and all warfare are vigorously opposed. All wars are considered unjust and obsolete as a means of resolving disputes.
Early leaders were John Chapman, John L. Puckett and Isaac V. Smith. Bishop O. J. Read was chief administrative and ecclesiastic officer for 40 years until 1961. Rev. Dr. Ora Wilbert Eads has been general Superintendent since 1961. Ministerial affiliation for independent clergymen is provided.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 804 W. Hemlock St.
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State: Tennessee
Zip Code: 37766
Country: United States
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: David Osborn
Position: Editor, AKUKAN Directory
Phone: (800)289-3300

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 1,071,616
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 1,071,616
Total Churches: 5,579
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 5,525
Other Service to the Church: 0
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 5,525

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures