Who We Are  

Who We Are:


The Congregational Holiness Church is people. We are people whose lives have been changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are people who have chosen to follow Jesus Christ. We are people from all walks of life who have accepted the Bible as our guide for daily life. We are individuals who love God. We are families who love God. We are churches who love God. We are small churches, large churches, and medium size churches. We are urban churches and rural churches. We are a church family of open hearts and open arms. We are a family oriented organization called the Congregational Holiness Church


Why Do We Exist? :

The Congregational Holiness Church exists to obey the Great Commission as found in Mathew 28:19-20.  This includes evangelizing, discipleship training, planting churches, and aiding in church growth and development in the United States and in the nations around the world.  Our objective is to assist believers in discovering, developing, and utilizing their God given gifts in order to impact their generation as they serve in the kingdom of God.


Where Did We Come From?: 

The Congregational Holiness Church traces its doctrinal and historical roots to the Protestant Reformation, the Wesleyan Holiness Revival, and the Pentecostal movement of the early 20th Century. Our movement was organized in 1921 in High Shoals, Georgia. We have grown from 12 churches in 1921 to over 9,000 churches worldwide today in 14 states and in 26 countries. Our International Headquarters is located in Griffin, Georgia.


We are evangelical and embrace the cardinal Biblical doctrines of salvation by faith, sanctification, the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speak- ing in tongues, divine healing, the divine Trinity, inspiration of the Bible, the incar- nation of Jesus Christ through the virgin birth, the perfect sinless life of Jesus Christ, the death, burial and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, the rapture of the church, and the imminent, personal pre-millennial second coming of Jesus Christ. As a denomination, we are categorized as Wesleyan Pentecostal.


In relationship with other denominations, we have always practiced and taught an open door policy of fellowship. In relationship with other believers, we practice and teach open communion, welcoming all Christians to partake. Our 12th  Article of Faith states, "We believe the Bride of Christ is composed of the entire Spiritual Church.


How Do We Operate?


The Congregational Holiness Church's form of government is congregational. Our Articles of Faith, form ofgovernment, and conditions of membership cannot be changed except by a majority vote of the local churches.


At each quadrennial General Conference, we elect a full time General Superintendent with the lifetime, honorary titleof Bishop. This spiritual leader administers and directs the affairs and functions of the Congregational HolinessChurch. The same General Conference also elects a 1st and a 2nd Assistant General Superintendent. These three superintendents along with an elected General Secretary and General Treasurer comprise the General Executive Board. Members of the General Executive Board serve four-year terms. In the USA, we are divided into districts with each district electing a five-member presbytery. The District Presbytery ismade up of a Superintendent, a 1st and 2nd Assistant Superintendent, a Secretary/Treasurer and an AssistantSecretary/ Treasurer. District officials also serve four-year terms.


The General Executive Board, District Presbyteries, World Missions Executive Director, Mission USA Administrator, Brotherhood Executive Director, and Women’s Ministries Executive Director make up our General Committee. The General Committee transacts our church business between General Conferences. The General Conference of the Congregational Holiness Church is the highest governing body with full authority todesignate teachings, principles and practices of the local churches. " 


Current Officers:

General Executive Board

Bishop Charles Hanson

General Superintendent

Rev. Wayne Hicks

1st Asst. Superintendent


Rev. Stephen D. Phillips

2nd Asst. Superintendent


Rev. Jonathan Fitzpatrick

General Secretary


Rev. Danny Jones

General Treasurer

Departmental & Auxiliary Officers

Rev. Scotty Poole

World Missions 


Rev. William Strickland

Mission USA 


Wanda Murray

Women's Ministries 


Rev. Ronald Cook



Brian Willingham

Royal Rangers 


Tonya Cook



District Superintendents

Rev. Mark Willingham

North Alabama

Rev. Doug Whaley

South Alabama


Rev. David Cockrell

East Carolina

Rev. James James

West Carolina


Rev. David Hodges



Rev. Hugh Smith

Central Georgia


Rev. Mike Spense

North Georgia

Rev. Gary Shepherd


Rev. Jose Rubio



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