A Renewal movement withdrawing from the Church of God (Anderson, IN)

The Church of God, Guthrie, OK, was founded as a renewal movement to overcome perceived losses in distinctive racial integration and simplicity of dress. They were on record as non-resistant to going to war.

William C. Kostlevy, Historical Dictionary of the Holiness Movement, 2001, Scarecrow, p. 54.

Sons of Ex-slave were Religious Objectors to War

Ex-slave, George Winn and wife Carrie were founding leaders in the Church of God (Guthrie, OK) congregation. They had two sons who were religious objectors to WWI. The older son, Stafford Silas Winn, was held in Ft. Leavenworth, KS, military detention, for religious objection to war. The younger brother, Edward Winn, asked for Religious Objection as a member of the Church of God.