The Church of God - Heritage Pages

Entrance to Fields of the Wood, in North Carolina, where the Church of God arose in 1903.
Our Heritage
The Church of God has a rich, powerful heritage, with Bishop A.J. Tomlinson - recognized as one of the most significant and influential people in the history of the pentecostal awakening in the United States -  as our first General Overseer. The picture to the right shows the Fields Of The Wood, a Biblical theme park that marks the place where Tomlinson prayed for and received revelation concerning the Church of God written of in the New Testament of God's Holy Word. Here, the Church of God arose in 1903 as a restoration of the early Church, resolved to come under the same Theocratic government and scriptural authority as was held by the Church of the New Testament. Fields Of The Wood is also home to the world's largest Ten Commandments display.
W.F. Bryant and R.G. Spurling stand outside the home used to hold the first assembly.
"They said they took the whole Bible rightly divided as their only rule of faith and practice. I said, 'Well, if you take the whole Bible rightly divided, that makes it the Church of God." --A.J. Tomlinson, Upon This Rock
Photo courtesy of the Hal Bernard Dixon Jr. Pentecostal Research Center, Church of God.
About the Heritage Pages
Bishop A.J. Tomlinson is seen above, working at the desk that served as his home office, in Cleveland, Tennessee. The information contained in this section is provided as a resource to explain the background and history of The Church of God, as well as the heritage that remains dear to the hearts of her members. 

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