Our Denomination

Our Denomination

Church Of God In Christ

THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST (COGIC) is a Christian organization in which the word of God is preached, ordinances are administered and the doctrine of sanctification or holiness is emphasized, as being essential to man’s salvation.  COGIC is also a church in the Pentecostal tradition because of the importance it places on the events that occurred on the Day of Pentecost.

On the Day of Pentecost the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Church (Acts 2:1-4).  As a Pentecostal denomination, COGIC places special emphasis on the power one receives by having a direct personal experience with God through the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

COGIC is the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States. The membership is predominantly African-American with more than 6.5 million members. The Church has congregations in 63 countries around the world.

COGIC was founded and organized by Elder Charles Harrison Mason in 1907.  Read More

Symbol of the CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

The GARNERED WHEAT represents all of the people of the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. The Founding Father of the Church, Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, banded together this Brotherhood of Churches in the First Pentecostal Assembly of the Church in 1907.  The RAIN in the background represents the revivals which brought about the emergence of our Church along with other Pentecostal Bodies in the same era.