The Pentecostal Holiness Church
See Also: Pentecostal Holiness Church (from the Encyclopedia of North Carolina)
by Alfred W. Stuart
Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2010.
Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. Managing editor: Alfred W. Stuart.
The International Pentecostal Holiness church was another one that grew substantially in North Carolina between 1990 and 2000, adding over 28% to its number of adherents during that decade. These relatively small churches, with 153 adherents per congregation, are scattered mostly in rural areas (Figure 6, above). The largest concentration is in the eastern part of the state, in a belt that extends southeastward from Camden and Hertford counties to Scotland and Robeson counties. It is only slightly represented in most larger urban counties and retirement areas. No congregations are reported in most of the western part of the state.
2010 Statistical Abstract. Population: Religion. U.S. Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/population/religion.html
Guide to Researching the History of Religion in North Carolina. UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries. http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ref/study/religion.html
Hartford Institute for Religion Research. http://www.hartfordinstitute.org/
State Membership Report, North Carolina. The Association of Relgion Data Archives (ARDA) http://www.thearda.com/mapsReports/reports/state/37_2000.asp
31 October 2010 | Stuart, Alfred W.