Churches, Founders, And Foundation Year

List of Churches, Their Founders, And The Year they were Founded

The word ‘Church’ means a chosen place where believers or rather say Christians converge for worshipping. Listed below are the details or list churches, when they were founder (the year) and the name of the person or group that founded it.


The Catholic Church, 1st Century AD, (No human Founder, was founded by Christ).

Lutheran Church, founded by Martin Luther, October 31, 1517.

The Anglican Communion, founded by King Henry VIII in 1534 AD.

Calvinist Churches, founders are: Huldreich Zwingli, John Calvin etc, in 1536AD.

The Presbyterian Church, founded by John Knox in 1560AD.



The Baptist Churches, founded by John Smyth and Thomas Helwys in 1606AD

The Methodist Churches, founded by John and Charles Wesley in 1784 AD

The Protestant Episcopal Church, founded by Samuel Seabury in1789AD.

The Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), founded by Joseph Smith in April 6, 1830.

The Adventist Churches, founded by William Miller, in the 1840s AD



The Salvation Army, founded by William Booth in 1865 AD.

Christian Science (The Church Of Christ Scientist), founded by Mrs Mary Eddy Baker in 1879AD.

The Jehovah witness, founded by Charles Taze Russel in 1896AD

The Pentecostal Churches: I will mention few of them here in Africa:

Cherubim and Seraphim, founded by Moses Orimolade Tunolase in 1925.

Christ Apostolic Church, founded by Joseph Ayo Babalola in 1931.

Redeemed Christian Church of God, founded by Rev Josiah Akindayomi in 1952.



Living Faith Church Worldwide, founded by David Oyedepo in 1981.

Deeper Christian Life Ministry, founded by William Kumuyi in 1982.

Mountain of Fire and Miracles, founded by Dr. Daniel Olukoya in 1989.

Christ Embassy, founded by Chris Oyakhilome in 1990.

The Lord’s Chosen, founded by Lazarus Muoka in 2002.



Other churches not listed were created between 2002 till date.