(Johann Weinbrenner; 17971860). B. near Walkersville, Frederick Co., Maryland; stud. theol. privately at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; ordained 1820 by Gen. Syn. of Ger. Ref. Ch.; pastor Harrisburg and neighboring rural parishes; excluded from ch. for Methodistic tendencies; itinerant preacher; leader in founding Gen. Eldership of the Ch. of God 1830 (name changed 1845 to Gen. Eldership of the Ch. of God in N Am., and in 1896 to Gen. Eldership of the Chs. of God in N Am.). Ed. Gospel Publisher; Church Advocate. Followers called Winebrennerians. See also Churches of God, General Conference.
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