View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So, who founded your church?

CHURCH -- YEAR -- FOUNDER - PLACE

Catholic -- 33 -- Jesus Christ - Jerusalem
Orthodox -- 1054 -- Schismatic Catholic Bishops - Constantinople
Lutheran -- 1517 -- Martin Luther - Germany
Anabaptist -- 1521 -- Nicholas Storch & Thomas Munzer - Germany
Anglican -- 1534 -- Henry VII - England
Mennonites -- 1536 -- Menno Simons - Switzerland
Calvinist -- 1555 -- John Calvin - Switzerland
Presbyterian -- 1560 -- John Knox - Scotland
Congregational -- 1582 -- Robert Brown - Holland
Baptist -- 1609 -- John Smyth - Amsterdam
Dutch Reformed -- 1628 -- Michaelis Jones - New York
Congregationalist -- 1648 -- Pilgrims and Puritans - Massachusetts
Quakers -- 1649 -- George Fox - England
Amish -- 1693 -- Jacob Amman - France
Freemasons -- 1717 -- Masons from four lodges - London
Methodist -- 1739 -- John & Charles Wesley - England
Unitarian -- 1774 -- Theophilus Lindey - London
Methodist Episcopal -- 1784 -- 60 Preachers - Baltimore, MD
Episcopalian -- 1789 -- Samuel Seabury - American Colonies
United Brethren -- 1800 -- Philip Otterbein & Martin Boehn - Maryland
Disciples of Christ -- 1827 -- Thomas & Alexander Campbell - Kentucky
Mormon -- 1830 -- Joseph Smith - Palmyra, New York
Methodist Protestant -- 1830 -- Methodists - United States
Church of Christ -- 1836 -- Warren Stone & Alexander Campbell - Kentucky
Seventh Day Adventist -- 1844 -- Ellen White - Washington, NH
Salvation Army -- 1865 -- William Booth - London
Holiness -- 1867 -- Methodists - United States
Jehovah's Witnesses -- 1874 -- Charles Taze Russell - Pennsylvania
Christian Science -- 1879 -- Mary Baker Eddy - Boston
Church of God in Christ -- 1895 -- Various churches of God - Arkansas
Church of Nazarene -- 1850-1900 -- Various religious bodies - Pilot Point, TX
Assemblies of God -- 1914 -- Pentecostalism - Hot Springs, AZ
Four-square Gospel -- 1917 -- Aimee Semple McPherson - Los Angeles, CA
United Church of Christ -- 1961 -- Reformed and Congregationalist - Philadelphia, PA
Calvary Chapel -- 1965 -- Chuck Smith - Costa Mesa, CA
United Methodist -- 1968 -- Methodist and United Brethren - Dallas, TX
Harvest Christian -- 1972 -- Greg Laurie - Riverside, CA
Saddleback -- 1982 -- Rick Warren - California

3 Comments:

Blogger tom sheepandgoats said...

Cute (and complete!) as your post is, I suspect most of these groups would regard their mission as a restoration of true Christianity, or something like that, and the individuals simply persons who were prominantly used in that regard. We would.

Well done, nonetheless.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Dr. K said...

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5:23 PM  
Blogger David Marciniak said...

Excellent visual display of the primacy of the Church our Lord founded. Thanks for this submission.

7:39 PM  

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