Out of Many, One
England: Providence, Rhode Island, church founded in1887, joins other holiness churches in 1890 to form the denomination’s
oldest parent body.
1894: Tennessee: New
Testament Church of Christ originates.
1895: New York City:
Association of Pentecostal Churches of America organizes.
1895: California: Los
Angeles First Church of the Nazarene is established.
1896: New England and
New York groups unite as Association of Pentecostal Churches of America.
Independent Holiness Church originates.
1904: Tennessee and
Texas groups unite as the Holiness Church of Christ.
1907: Association of
Pentecostal Churches of America and the Church of the Nazarene unite as the
Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene.
1908: The Holiness
Church of Christ joins the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene.
Mission and the Pentecostal Church of Scotland join the Nazarenes.
1919: Fifth General
Assembly shortens the church’s name to Church of the Nazarene.
Out of One, Many
Where did Nazarene world missions originate?
1898: Mission work began in India.
When did Nazarene higher education begin?
1899: Texas Holiness University was founded, the first of
several colleges that merged eventually to become Southern Nazarene University
in Bethany, Oklahoma.
What was the forerunner of Nazarene Youth International?
1896: Los Angeles First Church began Company E for young
women and the Young Men’s Band, later the Brotherhood of St. Stephen,
forerunners of today’s Nazarene Youth International.
When did Nazarene publishing interests begin?
1912: Nazarene Publishing House was founded, and Herald of
Holiness began publication.
When did Nazarene Missions International get its start?
1915: The Woman’s Missionary Society was founded.
When did Nazarenes begin utilizing radio to spread the
1944: The Nazarene Radio League, now World Mission
Broadcast, was authorized. “Showers of Blessing” radio broadcast began in 1945,
and “La Hora Nazarena” followed in 1953.
Out of Many . . . Many More*
The Church of the
Nazarene has more than 1.6 million members worldwide.
Nazarene work has
been established in 151 world areas.
On any given Sunday,
803,990 Nazarenes go to Sunday School.
Of the 20 largest
Nazarene churches, 8 are outside the United States.
Three of the 20
largest churches are in Brazil, including the largest.
The Church of the
Nazarene has 788 missionaries deployed throughout the world.
The church has
established 56 colleges, universities, and seminaries in 40 countries around
Over 40,000 people
worldwide are enrolled in Nazarene institutions of higher education.
* According to 2006 statistics