the protestant or Pentecostal churches in the present world are not more that 400 years old, while the Catholic church is
more than 2010 years old.
as the name suggests, started with Peter Waldo, a Catholic lay preacher who began
to preach on the streets of Lyon in the 12th century.
Lutheran church founded by Martin Luther,
an ex- monk of the Catholic Church, in the 16th century.
of England; Anglicans, was founded by King Henry VIII in the 16th century because the Pope would not grant him a divorce with the right to remarry.
was founded by John Calvin in Switzerland. in the 16th century.
was originated by Robert Brown in Holland in the 16th century.
founded by John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in the beginning of the 17th century.
Reformed church, has Michaelis Jones as founder, originated it in New York
in the 17th century.
(Amish): Menno Simons, in Holland in
the 17th century.
(Quakers): George Fox, England in the 17th century.
Episcopalian, an offshoot of the Church of England founded by Samuel Seabury
in the American colonies in the 17th century.
Methodist, was launched by John and Charles
Wesley in England in the 18th century.
Shakers: Ann Lee, in the 18th century, England
Theophilus Lindley founded it in London in the 18th century.
Church of Christ ; Christian Churches/Disciples
of Christ. (Campbellities, Disciples): They all emerged from the same
roots. The Stone-Campbell movement began as two separate threads, each without knowledge of the
other, during the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th century. The first, led by Barton W. Stone began at Cane Ridge, Bourbon County, Kentucky. The group called themselves simply Christians. The second,
began in western Pennsylvania and Virginia (now West Virginia), led by Thomas Campbell and his son, Alexander Campbell. Because
the founders wanted to abandon all denominational labels, they used the biblical names for the followers of Jesus that they
found in the Bible.
(Latter Day Saints), by Joseph Smith in Palmyra, N.Y., in the 19th century.
(Seventh Day Adventists, Branch Davidians): William
Miller, 19th century, United States
Army, began with William Booth in London in the 19th century.
Scientist, Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy as its founder in the 19th century.
Witnesses: Charles Taze Russell, in
the 19th century, United States
(Assembly of God): Charles Parham,
19th century, United States
(Moonies): Sun Myung Moon, 1954, Korea
Roman Catholic, year 33 by Jesus Christ the Son
of God, and it is still the same Church.