Founded in the year 1837 by Phoebe Palmer

This Major Sect is 182 years old.

The Holiness movement grew out of the Methodist Church and can be considered to be founded when Phoebe Palmer experienced sanctification by the Holy Spirit in 1837. The Holiness movement sought to revive the perceived neglect by Methodists of John Wesley’s emphasis on sanctification. The Holiness movement split the Methodist church. Many holiness minded preachers left the Methodist church and started numerous independent, "store front" churches.