International Pentecostal Holiness Church

International Pentecostal Holiness Church

P.O. Box 12609
Oklahoma City, OK 73157-2609
United States

Attesting Officer
Bishop Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr.
General Superintendent


Media Contact
Joe Iaguinta

35.4675602, -97.5164276


This body grew out of the National Holiness Association movement of the nineteenth century, with roots in Methodism. Beginning in the South and Midwest, the church represents the merger of the Fire-Baptized Holiness Church founded by B. H. Irwin in Iowa in 1895; the Pentecostal Holiness Church founded by A. B. Crumpler in Goldsboro, North Carolina, in 1898; and the Tabernacle Pentecostal Church founded by N. J. Holmes in 1898.
All three bodies joined the ranks of the pentecostal movement as a result of the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles in 1906 and a 1907 pentecostal revival in Dunn, N.C., conducted by G. B. Cashwell, who had visited Azusa Street. In 1911, the Fire-Baptized and Pentecostal Holiness bodies merged in Falcon, N.C., to form the present church; the Tabernacle Pentecostal Church was added in 1915 in Canon, Georgia.
The church stresses the new birth, the Wesleyan experience of sanctification, the pentecostal baptism in the Holy Spirit, evidenced by speaking in tongues, divine healing and the premillennial second coming of Christ.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2008
265,744
205,592
64,310
330,054
2,024
2007
257,758
202,427
62,377
320,135
2,010
2006
248,398
98
60,112
308,510
1,965
2004
234,997
184,716
56,869
291,846
2,020
2003
222,960
0
53,956
276,916
1,964
2001
209,922
110
0
209,922
1,911
1999
185,431
78
0
185,431
1,771
1998
176,846
0
0
176,846
1,716
1997
170,382
0
0
170,382
1,681
1996
164,132
0
0
164,132
1,658
1995
157,163
0
0
157,163
1,653
1994
150,133
0
0
150,133
1,645
1990
0
0
0
131,674
0
1989
119,073
0
0
119,073
1,475
1988
116,764
0
0
116,764
1,472
1984
0
0
0
113,000
1,461
1983
108,229
0
0
108,229
1,143
1977
0
0
0
86,103
2,340
1972
0
0
0
74,108
1,340
1971
72,696
0
0
72,696
1,341
1970
66,778
0
0
66,778
1,318
1969
66,790
0
0
66,790
1,355
1967
0
0
0
67,027
1,388
1966
65,040
0
0
65,040
1,388
1965
0
0
0
63,453
1,338
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2008
2,946
684
609
4,239
2007
2,814
622
656
4,092
2006
2,858
636
657
4,151
2004
2,953
661
393
4,007
2003
2,743
0
0
2,910
2001
1,886
601
275
2,762
1999
1,609
571
394
2,574
1998
1,507
429
0
1,936
1997
1,472
0
0
1,915
1996
1,452
0
0
1,909
1995
0
0
0
2,344
1994
0
0
0
3,250
1989
1,583
0
0
2,095
1988
2,046
0
0
3,314
1984
1,530
0
0
3,422
1983
1,402
0
0
2,168
1977
1,329
0
0
2,899
1972
0
0
0
1,878
1971
2,422
0
0
2,422
1970
0
0
0
2,546
1969
1,883
0
0
2,997
1967
1,206
0
0
1,953
1966
1,206
0
0
1,953
1965
1,156
0
0
1,846
1964
1,156
0
0
1,814
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2003
0
0
0
133,239
2001
0
0
0
122,701
1999
0
0
0
93,360
1998
0
0
0
94,645
1997
0
0
0
93,685
1995
1,653
0
0
89,850
1989
1,385
0
0
132,727
1988
1,472
0
0
146,776
1983
1,403
0
0
139,172
1971
0
0
0
155,843
1970
1,300
0
0
139,508
1969
1,313
0
0
128,900
1967
1,388
0
0
135,000
1966
1,300
0
0
140,001
1965
1,273
12,234
106,063
118,297
1964
1,273
12,234
105,809
118,043
1962
1,285
16,605
103,395
120,000
1961
1,220
11,955
110,379
122,334
1960
1,159
11,570
101,551
113,121
1958
1,130
10,004
85,330
95,334
1957
1,122
8,230
99,079
107,309
1956
1,128
7,500
106,776
114,276
1955
1,101
7,500
106,635
114,135
1954
1,006
7,350
98,092
105,442
1953
1,035
7,350
89,683
97,033
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2007
$9,618,177
$14,928,490
$5,310,313
2006
$9,618,177
$14,928,490
$5,310,313
1995
$6,534,372
$10,197,053
$3,662,681
1994
$6,037,676
$9,674,811
$3,637,135
1989
$3,894,546
$5,646,937
$1,752,391
1971
$1,731,736
$13,698,767
$11,967,031
1970
$1,181,388
$14,680,957
$13,499,569
1969
$1,241,206
$11,103,124
$9,861,918
1964
$0
$8,240,426
$0
1962
$0
$7,090,772
$0
1961
$0
$6,596,119
$0
1960
$0
$6,787,778
$0
1959
$0
$5,856,501
$0
1950
$0
$3,234,817
$0
1923
$0
$184,274
$0
1922
$0
$137,746
$0
1921
$0
$132,058
$0
1917
$0
$50,600
$0