Denominations and Their Beginnings

 

For purposes here, “denominations” is simply used to distinguish between the various groups who claim to be Christian and are therefore listed under the umbrella of ‘Christianity.’ Inclusion in this list does not in any manner indicate agreement or disagreement with the various doctrines.

INSTITUTION

PLACE

DATE

FOUNDER

Adventism

Massachusetts

1831

William Miller

American Baptist

Providence, Rhode Island

1639

Roger Williams

Assembly of God

Hot Springs, Arkansas

1914

Group

Brethren (Dunkards)

Schwarzenau, Germany

1708

Hochmann & Mack

Baptist Church

London, England

1607

John Smyth

Catholic Apostolic Church

England

1830

Group

Catholic Church

Rome, Italy

606

Pope Bonifice III

Christian Church

Midway, Kentucky

1859

Group

Christian Science

Boston, Massachusetts

1879

Mary Baker Eddy

Church of England

England

1534

Henry VIII

Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)

United States

1880

D. S. Warner

Congregational Church

Massachusetts

1684

Group

Cumberland Presbyterian

Dickson County, Tennessee

1810

Group

Evangelical Church

Pennsylvania

1803

Jacob Albright

Evangelical
and Reformed

Cleveland,
Ohio

1934

Group

Foursquare Gospel

Los Angeles, California

1917

Aimee S. McPherson

Freewill Baptist

New Durham, North Carolina

1780

Benjamin Randall

Greek Orthodox Church

Greece

 

Group

Holiness Church

Chicago, Illinois

1907

Howard Hoople

Jehovah’s Witness

Pennsylvania

1874

Charles Russell

Lutheran Church

Germany

1530

Martin Luther

Mennonite Church

Zurich, Switzerland

1525

Group

Methodist Church

London, England

1729

John Wesley

Mormon Church

Seneca, New York

1830

Joseph Smith

Mormons Reorganized

Wisconsin

1852

Joseph Smith II

Nazarene Church

Los Angeles, California

1895

P. F. Bresee

Pentecostal Holiness

Anderson, South Carolina

1898

Group

Plymouth Brethren

Dublin, Ireland

1829

Group

Presbyterian Church

Switzerland

1535

John Calvin

Quakers

England

1650

George Fox

Salvation Army

London, England

1865

William Booth

Seventh-Day Adventist

Massachusetts

1846

Ellen G. White

Unitarians

Poland

16th
Century

Faustus, Scoinus

Universalist Church

Greece

1053

Group