Our Heritage

IPHCBirthed in 1898, the International Pentecostal Holiness Church is a classical Pentecostal denomination that predates, yet was greatly influenced and ultimately defined by, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Azusa Street Revival at the turn of the 20th century. In April 2006, the IPHC joined other Pentecostal brothers and sisters around the globe in celebrating the 100th anniversary of that historic event. In 2011, the IPHC celebrated its 100th anniversary of the actual incorporation as we know it today. We are also associated with Rhema Bible Church. Pastor Carl was accepted as a Licensed Minister with RBC in Jan, 2015.


About the IPHC

Logo rhemaThough the IPHC is an historic church, it has not been a stagnant organization. The IPHC has a rich history of missions and evangelism. Over the years, the church has sought to redefine her Mission and alter her course to meet the ever-changing needs of those she seeks to serve. As a result, it has become one of the most flexible, most innovative, and fastest growing denominations in America. Since 1990, the constituency of the IPHC has increased from 1.8 million to 4 million people worldwide. Over 1,700 new IPHC churches have been started in the U.S.A. during the last 12 years, and the membership in America has grown from 170,164 to 265,744, a 56 percent increase over the last decade. Growth of this magnitude has indeed been a miraculous phenomenon for which we give God all the glory. Vision 20/20 is now the marching order for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.


IPHC Commitments

In an effort to “Glorify God Together” as we “Multiply Disciples & Churches,” the IPHC are committed to:

  1. Praying daily for world evangelization through intercession and spiritual warfare.
  2. Multiplying believers and churches through revitalization, personal evangelism, and church planting.
  3. Planting strong churches in major urban centers of America and other nations.
  4. Developing shepherds’ hearts that reflect the compassion of Jesus Christ.
  5. Mobilizing IPHC members to discover, develop, and deploy their spiritual gifts.


The IPHC is committed to the mission of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers in the church today and seek to minister in the power of these God-given anointings. The IPHC’s denominational ministry must be relevant, dynamic, and demonstrative. It must be relevant in that it understands the culture of our society and how to relate to it with all the technology available to us today. It must be dynamic in that we seek to impact and change our communities and cities in meaningful ways, rather than just carry out a schedule of church services weekly. It must be demonstrative in that we are filled with the Holy Spirit and allow Him to work miraculously through us to accomplish these otherwise impossible goals. This is a kairos moment for the IPHC because God has chosen to use an old, classical Pentecostal denomination to demonstrate to the world the new thing He is doing in our generation. We know that “eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man” what God has yet to reveal through His unfolding destiny for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.


The Editorial Committee (IPHC)[1]


[1] IPHC Manual (2009-2013) – LifeSprings Resources, Franklin Springs, Georgia (2009)