1907 – Charles Harrison Mason experiences baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. An African-American, he will become founder and head of the Church of God in Christ, Inc.
The Church Of God in Christ (COGIC) is a Pentecostal-Holiness Christian denomination with a predominantly African-American membership. The denomination reports having over five million members in the United States. The National Council of Churches ranks it as the largest Pentecostal denomination and the fifth largest Christian denomination in the U.S. Internationally, COGIC can be found in more than 60 nations. Its worldwide membership is estimated to be between six and eight million, composing more than 15,000 congregations throughout the world.