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Happy Birthday Church of God!

Happy Birthday Church of God!

August 19 is the birthday of the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee). On this day in 1886, a small group gathered at a gristmill along Barney Creek in Monroe County, Tennessee—not far from the Coker Creek stop on the well-traveled Unicoi Turnpike. On that summer Thursday, Richard Green Spurling preached a sermon on God’s church and invited his hearers to set aside man-made creeds and traditions, ... »

Happy 127th birthday to #ourCOG

On August 19, 1886 a group of believers gathered in a millhouse on the banks of Barney Creek in Monroe County, Tennessee for a meeting. From that inauspicious beginning, the movement that became the Church of God was born. Eight willing vessels extended to one another the right hand of fellowship and formed the Christian Union. From then until now the thread of fellowship and pure faith remains un... »