How Old is Your Church?
by Sebastian R. Fama

Name of Church

Year Founded

Name of Founder

 

 

 

 Catholic

33

 Jesus Christ

 Orthodox

1054

 Separated from Catholic Church

 Lutheran

1517

 Martin Luther

 The Church of England

1534

 King Henry VIII

 Presbyterian

1560

 John Knox

 Congregationalist

1582

 Robert Browne

 Baptist

1605

 John Smyth

 Dutch Reformed

1628

 Michaelis Jones

 Quaker

1652

 George Fox

 Amish

1693

 Jacob Amman

 Methodist

1744

 John & Charles Wesley

 Unitarian

1774

 Theophilus Lindley

 Episcopal

1789

 Samuel Seabury

 Disciples of Christ

1804

 A group of Presbyterian ministers

 Mormon

1830

 Joseph Smith Jr.

 Seventh Day Adventist

1860

 Ellen White

 Salvation Army

1865

 William Booth

 Christian & Missionary  Alliance

1865

 Albert Simpson

 Jehovah's Witnesses

1872

 Charles Taze Russell

 Christian Scientist

1879

 Mary Baker Eddy

 Assemblies of God

1914

 A group of Pentecostal preachers

 Foursquare Gospel

1918

 Aimee Semple McPherson

 United Pentecostal

1945

 A merger of Oneness churches

 United Church of Christ

1957

 A union of different traditions

 Calvary Chapel

1965

 Chuck Smith

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