World Fellowship of the World Church

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In 1969, there were 800 congregations in the U.S. and the world, with 3,170 ministers organized into a World Fellowship of the World Church. These figures were questioned at the time by many who claimed that the movement consisted merely of the single congregation in Los Angeles. [1] Though the number of churches in the World Fellowship may be in dispute, there are or have been fellowships in Hawaii and Australia. Moreover, several pastors associated with the movement were reported in attendance at the Jaggers' wedding in 1957. [2]Annually in the month of July, members of the World Fellowship from all over the world met at a Universal World Church International Convention in Los Angeles. These international conventions lasted seven days and included a celebration of "Seven Revelation Biblical Feasts of God" and other "holy religious festivities."[3]

References

  1. Melton, J. Gordon (1991). The Encyclopedia of American Religions, Vol. 1. Triumph Books. p. 300. ISBN 0892434945. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  2. "Pastor O. L. Jaggers Marries First Cousin; Wedding Witnessed by 7500 Persons, Filling Church and Crowding Entrances". Los Angeles Times (Times Mirror Corporation): p. A3. Jul 22, 1957. ISSN 04583035. 
  3. "World Church Members". Feb 11, 2008. Retrieved March 22, 2011.