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United Spiritualist Church

United Spiritualist Church

The United Spiritualist Church was founded in 1967 by Rev. Floyd Humble, Edwin Potter, and Howard Mangan. Humble had earlier served a variety of independent Spiritualist congregations. The church affirms belief in Spiritualism and mediumship, both spiritual and physical, and the example of Jesus as a teacher, healer, and prophet. Humans are immortal and will bring the kingdom of God to Earth as they develop their spiritual sides.

The United Spiritualist Church differs from most Spiritualist churches by its development of a centralized form of government. Most Spiritualists have been organized into very loose fellowships of autonomous congregations. The United Church is headed by a presidency consisting of a president, first adviser-secretary, and second adviser-treasurer. They oversee the board of governors, which in turn guides the boards of publication, education, and church extension and missions. The board of governors is elected by the general conference. The church publishes a periodical, the Spiritual Outlook. Address: 813 W. 165th Pl., Gardena, CA 90247.

Sources:

Humble, Floyd. Bible Lessons. Gardena, Calif.: United Spiritualist Church, 1969.

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