I found the origin of the Fire Baptized Holiness Church that I was raised in. According to the Montgomery County Chronicle July 2009 by Andy Taylor:
”Baxter Springs [Kansas] served as the first location of a camp meeting, which took place 112 years ago. Oswego, Chetopa and Mound Valley also hosted the annual camp meeting in the denomination’s early days.”
The meetings then moved to Cherryvale, Kansas.
“Southeast Kansas is regarded as the original home of the Bible Holiness Church, which was previously known as the Fire Baptized Holiness Church. The church movement began in 1890 when disgruntled members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of southern Kansas separated to form their own denomination. The original name, the Southeast Kansas Fire Baptized Holiness Association, was changed in 1945. The Fire Baptized Holiness Church officially dropped the “Fire” from its name in 1995 so as not to confuse the denomination with a similarly-named Fire Baptized Holiness Church denomination that is prevalent in the southern United States.”
My family joined with this organization in 1924 when they built Redwood Church in rural Sarcoxie, Missouri. More information will follow.
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