Merging Religious Bodies

Merging Religious Bodies is a collection of documents created by and concerning the church bodies that preceded the Church of the Nazarene (established in 1908). Materials include manuals, missionary publications, meeting minutes, and the like to help the researcher understand these groups that came together to form the Church of the Nazarene. The Nazarene Archives put these documents together on three reels of microfilm and effort has been made to maintain the structure while providing helpful finding information.  

Merging Religious Bodies Introductory Material

Steve Cooley

Memo from Steve Cooley, director of Nazarene Archives, describing the scope and content of the Merging Religious Bodies Project.

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Association of Pentecostal Churches of America (1895-1907)

Documents gathered in the Merging Religious Bodies project. 

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Mixed Collection

Church of the Nazarene--Los Angeles (1895-1907)

The Church of the Nazarene in the West began with the organization in October 1895, of the Los Angeles First Church of the Nazarene under the leadership of Rev. Phineas F. Bresee and J. P. Widney with 135 charter members. In the following years a number of churches sprang into existence, reaching as far east as Chicago and as far north as Washington. This group united with the Association of Pentecostal Church of America in October, 1907, to form the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene. At the time of union the Church of the Nazarene reported 48 congregations of 3,827 members.

English
Collection Type: 
Mixed Collection

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WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00019791
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