Organized 1932 Kansas City, Missouri, as David Spiritual Temple of Christ Ch.; larger organization effected 1936; held that wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, divers kinds of tongues, and interpretation of tongues are spiritual gifts; claimed to be the true and universal ch. of Christ and not simply another denomination. See also Holiness Churches, 2.
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