Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God, Inc.

Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God, Inc.

1120 N. 24th St.
Birmingham, AL 35234
United States

Attesting Officer
Juanita R. Arrington
Business Manager


Media Contact
Dr. Juanita R. Arrington, Business Manager, A.O.H. Church of God Public Relations Department

33.5287909, -86.808514


The Right Reverend William Thomas Phillips (1893-1973) was thoroughly convinced in 1912 that Holiness was a system through which God wanted him to serve. In 1916 he was led to Mobile, Alabama, where he organized the Ethiopian Overcoming Holy Church of God. In April 1941 the church was incorporated in Alabama under its present title.
Each congregation manages its own affairs, united under districts governed by overseers and diocesan bishops and assisted by an executive board comprised of bishops, ministers, laymen and the National Secretary. The General Assembly convenes annually.
The church's chief objective is to enlighten people of God's holy Word and to be a blessing to every nation. The main purpose of this church is to ordain elders, appoint pastors and send out divinely called missionaries and teachers. This church enforces all ordinances enacted by Jesus Christ. The church believes in water baptism (Acts Ch.2 v.38, Ch.8 v.12, and Ch.10 v.47), administers the Lord's Supper, observes the washing of feet (John Ch.13 vs.4-7), believes that Jesus Christ shed his blood to sanctify the people and cleanse them from all sin and believes in the resurrection of the dead and the second coming of Christ.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
1997
12,871
0
0
12,871
146
1996
12,390
0
0
12,390
162
1994
12,369
0
0
12,369
160
1993
11,274
0
0
11,274
165
1992
1,463
0
0
1,463
192
1988
0
0
0
12,479
177
1987
12,310
0
0
12,310
175
1956
0
0
0
75,000
300
1951
0
0
0
75,000
300
1942
7,200
0
800
8,000
200
1936
764
0
99
863
23
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
1997
358
0
0
378
1994
160
0
0
160
1993
165
0
0
373
1988
127
0
0
130
1987
250
0
0
295
1956
300
0
0
350
1951
850
0
0
850
1942
0
0
0
150
1936
0
0
0
150
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1997
146
0
0
0
1996
162
0
0
0
1993
165
0
0
0
1943
180
131
567
698
1942
180
131
567
698
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
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