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Bishop Charles Harrison Mason

1862~1961

 
 
Bishop Charles Harrison Mason Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 24, 2015
1. Bishop Charles Harrison Mason Marker
Inscription. Bishop C.H. Mason founded the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) in the late 1890s. Born a slave near Bartlett, Tennessee, Mason served as Senior Bishop of the denomination from 1907 until his death in 1961. By the time of his death, COGIC had become one of the largest African-American denominations in the world with churches all over the United States, in Africa, Mexico, Bermuda, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Mason is entombed in Mason Temple in Memphis.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 142.)
 
Location. 35° 7.302′ N, 90° 2.972′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Mason Street and McEwen Place, on the left when traveling south on Mason Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mason Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucie Eddie Campbell (approx. half a mile away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church, Lauderdale (approx. 0.6 miles away); T. H. Hayes and Sons Funeral Home
Bishop Charles Harrison Mason Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 24, 2015
2. Bishop Charles Harrison Mason Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Benjamin Albert Imes (approx. 0.8 miles away); Second Congregational Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Founder and Church History. (Submitted on September 25, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
2. Bishop C.H. Mason Praying. audio of one of the greatest men in the pentecostal movement who also founded the Church if God in Christ Inc. Bishop Mason in this video is heard singing and praying with the members of his church Mason Temple Church of God in Christ in Memphis,Tennessee (Submitted on September 25, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Stained Glass window with image of Bishop Mason image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 24, 2015
3. Stained Glass window with image of Bishop Mason
From second floor of the Mason Temple, Church of God in Christ
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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