The Church of God in Christ (C.O.G.I.C.)
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The Church of God in Christ (C.O.G.I. C.), an African American Holiness or Pentecostal denomination founded in 1897, came to Delaware in 1925.  The first church, Mother Church of God in Christ, was initially located at Second and Walnut streets.  It moved to 506 Poplar Street, shown here, in 1926, and is currently located at 27th and Market.  For many years, C.O.G.I.C. had only three churches in Delaware.  Under the leadership of Bishop L.T. Blackshear, appointed in 1960, C.O.G.I.C. began to grow rapidly.  Today, Delaware has over 20 C.O.G.I.C. churches.


Mother Church of God in Christ, Wilmington
Ca. late 1930s-early 1940s
Zebley Collection, Delaware Historical Society
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COGIC, Wilmington, Poplar Street

 

Bibleway Temple C.O.G.I. C.,
Dover
From Bishop L.T. Blackshear
25th Anniversary Program, 1985
Courtesy of Bishop Thomas Holsey

 

Bibleway Temple, COGIC, Dover

 

 

 

 


Mt. Calvary Temple, C.O.G.I. C.,
Wilmington
From Bishop L.T. Blackshear
25th Anniversary Program, 1985
Courtesy of Bishop Thomas Holsey

 

Mt. Calvary Temple, COGIC, Wilmington

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


New Holy Trinity, C.O.G.I.C.
Millsboro
From Bishop L.T. Blackshear
25th Anniversary Program, 1985
Courtesy of Bishop Thomas Holsey

 

New Holy Trinity, COGIC, Millsoboro

 

 

 

 

 

 

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