McMinnville, Tennessee Church of God

Posted by Charles Page in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

My hometown church McMinnville, Tennessee Church of God (Locust Street Church of God) is celebrating their 100 year anniversary, 1915-2015 and the COGOP broke away early about 1925 and still exist in McMinnville. The COGOP built a church a couple hundred yards from the original COG. Both churches have since relocated. Some information about the breakaway would provide some historical insight. Anyone know how to research this?

John Kissinger [04/18/2015 4:23 PM]
Dixon PRC is always a good start…

Charles Page [04/18/2015 5:54 PM]
Here is a good read:

http://www.pctii.org/cyberj/cyberj19/woods.html

John Kissinger [04/18/2015 5:59 PM]
This is powerful. Always wondered why Tomlinson never mentioned the 1896 revival in his book on the CoG…

Charles Page [04/18/2015 6:09 PM]
This would be good discussion over a cup of coffee – face to face!!!

John Kissinger [04/18/2015 6:11 PM]
or at SPS 🙂 When we got here we found them praying for revival.” The first meeting was a day of shouting and leaping and praising God. The Lord put the dance on me for the first time. Hallelujah! Bertha Jane [her traveling companion] was sanctified, and six souls were saved, glory, glory, glory! The work is still going on, eighteen have been saved, sixteen are sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost, eight or ten have the baptism with fire and several have the dynamite. . . . Last night the Lord put the dance on five at one time. … Yours, dynamited for God

Charles Page [04/23/2015 5:53 PM]
It is only of local value and interest -but there is a geographical/topological flow of the Church of God from inception in the Cherokee mountains through Tennessee to McMinnville area. It follows the outline of the Cumberland Plateau perhaps through the Dayton river crossing or further north river crossings.

It reminds me of the spread of Pentecost from Jerusalem through Antioch and the crossing at the Taurus mountain ranges much what Mark Anthony and Cleopatra traversed.

This is of little interest to anyone but local Cumberland Plateau natives.

John Kissinger [04/23/2015 5:56 PM]
Some Pentecostal theologians claim the place was significant b/c of the hereditary Indian worship to the Spirit…

Charles Page [04/23/2015 6:05 PM]
A lot of our genealogy has Cherokee heritage. My grandmother claimed some Indian heritage and there were some interesting wives tales. There was snake handling etc. that would be an interesting discussion.

Charles Page [04/23/2015 6:06 PM]
there was spirited worship mingled with some spiritual worship

John Kissinger [12/01/2015 8:11 PM]
Charles Page you mention of McMinnville, Tennessee Church of God has brought great new attention to the Awrey’s letters Rick Wadholm Jr A fresh quote is in order: “When we got here we found them praying for revival. The first meeting was a day of shouting and leaping and praising God. The Lord put the dance on me for the first time. Hallelujah! Bertha Jane [her traveling companion] was sanctified, and six souls were saved, glory, glory, glory! The work is still going on, eighteen have been saved, sixteen are sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost, eight or ten have the baptism with fire and several have the dynamite. . . . Last night the Lord put the dance on five at one time. … Yours, dynamited for God” http://www.pctii.org/cyberj/cyberj19/woods.html

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