Founded 1906 in Memphis, Tennessee; organized by Charles Harrison Mason. Teaches doctrine of the Trinity, repentance, regeneration, justification. Stresses holiness as prerequisite for salvation, speaking in tongues, divine healing. Regards baptism by immersion, Lord's Supper, and foot washing as ordinances. Its ch. structure (bps., apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, elders, overseers, teachers, deacons and deaconesses, missionaries) is regarded as deriving from Scripture. Conducts annual nat. convs.
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