Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | May 11, 2009

Day 11: Major Denominations Within The Pentecostal Faith

cogic_logo_goldEstimated to number around 115 million followers worldwide in 2000, Pentecostalism is sometimes referred to as the “third force of Christianity.” Pentecostal and Charismatic church growth is rapid in many parts of the world. The great majority of Pentecostals are to be found in developing countries although much of their international leadership is still in North America. The movement is enjoying its greatest surge today in the global South, which includes Africa, Latin America, and most of Asia. One reason for this growth is Pentecostalism’s appeal to the poor. According to a United Nations report, the movement has “been the most successful at recruiting its members from the poorest of the poor.”

In 1998, there were about 11,000 different Pentecostal or CharismaticAG denominations worldwide. The largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, the Assemblies of God, claims approximately 57 million adherents worldwide. The Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) has a membership of over 6 million, the Church of God in Christ has a membership of 5.5 million, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel has 5 million members, the United Pentecostal Church International has a membership of over 4 million,  and the International Pentecostal Holiness Church has over 3 million members.

Yodi Full GospelThe largest single Pentecostal church in the world is the Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea. Founded and led by David Yonggi Cho since 1958, it had 780,000 members in 2003. Australia’s largest church, Hillsong, has a membership exceeding 19,000 and its songs are sung in churches around the world.
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