Tag Archives: Doug Welch

From the Archives: When “One” was “One”

By Douglas E. Welch

In the morning time of the Church of God reformation movement—when it was confined largely to the Midwest—the issue of race was no issue at all among the “saints in evening light.” We have several old photographs and camp-meeting posters indicating that blacks were not only invited to attend public meetings, but were part of the community, as well. To be sure, their numbers were probably quite small, but whether few or many, they were as welcome as anyone else. Continue reading

CHOG Convention 2014: Reformation Roots in Oklahoma

 

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Photo: A Church of God camp meeting that took place in Oklahoma City, 1920.

By Carl Stagner

Before D. S. Warner, there was Mary Cole. When historians Dale Stultz and Doug Welch released the groundbreaking book The Gospel Trumpet Years in 2011, we learned that the totality of what we thought we knew about Church of God history was only part of the story. When the Church of God converges on Oklahoma this June, it enters into vibrant Church of God community, rich with Church of God history. Continue reading