Bishop C. H. Mason and the Roots of the Church of God in by Ithiel Clemmons

By Ithiel Clemmons

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC), the 1st significant denomination to spring from the fires of the Azusa road revival, profoundly affected the heritage of the black church. Its large impression may be traced to the dynamic non secular lifetime of its founder, Charles Harrison Mason.

The son of a slave and a pace-setter within the holiness flow of his day, Mason traveled to Azusa road in 1907 the place he bought the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Returning domestic, he stumbled on that visions, spontaneous therapeutic and deliverance him. a brand new energy observed his preaching, and he skilled freedom from former obstacles.

Mason’s bright non secular existence enabled him to steer a fledgling circulation from its infancy to a robust, prophetic neighborhood over the subsequent fifty years. starting within the rural South within the a long time following the Reconstruction period, the denomination progressively moved into city parts through the 1900’s. irrespective of the place its ministers, although, the COGIC Church holds in pressure the dynamics of holiness, non secular stumble upon and prophetic Christian social realization.

Facing the demanding situations of our iteration, the COGIC Church wants to keep the legacy of its founder because it prepares for one more century of labor and witness.

"Our more youthful generations want to know the wealthy legacy bequeathed to them through the pioneers of the Church of God in Christ." Bishop Chandler D. Owens

"This beneficial publication can be within the fingers of each member of the Church of God in Christ." Bishop C. L. Anderson

"God gave Bishop C. H. Mason an anointing to evangelise powerfully, to heal the ill, and to sing out in spontaneous worship. may possibly we covet a similar anointing that reworked millions in his day." Bishop J. Neaul Haynes

"We are the descendants of a effective movement of God that begun at Azusa road. This e-book may also help us to cross on an both dynamic non secular existence to our succes­sors, taking the Church of God in Christ into the subsequent century." Bishop P. A. Brooks

"Church leaders could do good to emulate the dynamic religious lifetime of our founder; Bishop C. H. Mason." Bishop O. T. Jones, Jr.

"Every pastor in our denomination and past must have a worn and good­ learn replica of this book." Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.

"Bishop Clemmons reminds us that our denomination used to be solid within the fires of a pentecostal revival that maintains to affect our society today." Bishop Gilbert E. Patterson

"Our roots determine our legacy and supply the springboard for the long run. This documentation is a needs to for this iteration and the generations to come." mom Emma F. Crouch, manager, Women's division, Church of God in Christ, President, overseas Women's Convention

"This is needs to examining for each seminary pupil getting ready to minister within the Church of God in Christ. it will be tremendous beneficial to scholars of church heritage despite denomination." Dr. H. Vinson Synan, Ph.D., Dean of the college of Divinity, Regent University

"Finally, a documentary written by way of a black historian/theologian and a lifelong member of the Church of God in Christ. Bishop Clemmons' standpoint is in­sightful, informative, and refreshing." Dr. William C. Turner, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity college, Duke University

"Allow Bishop C. H. Mason's imaginative and prescient to grip you, to problem you, and to alter you." Raymond C. Pierce, J.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. division of schooling, workplace for Civil Rights

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