August 19th, 1886 eight people stepped forward and covenanted to “set together as the church of God.”
They committed to take the New Testament as their only rule of faith and practice.
They committed to “giving each other equal rights and privilege to read and interpret for yourselves as your conscience may dictate”
They expressed their desire to be “free from all man made creeds and traditions.”
Thus, there are four foundations in the Church of God: 1) Liberty 2) Biblical 3) Equality 4) Diversity
These eight people were: Richard Spurling, John Plemons, Polly Plemons, Barbara Spurling, Margaret Lauftus, Melinda Plemons, John Plemons Jr, and Adeline Lauftus