Some WWI Pacifist Pentecostal Denominations

Assemblies of God

Church of God (Cleveland, TN)

Church of God in Christ

Apostolic Faith (Portland, OR)

Pentecostal Assemblies of the World


Azusa Street Revival

Pentecostal WWI Draft Registration Cards

All males from 21-29 years of age were required to register on June 5, 1917. The draft card original is stored at the National Archives Southeast Regional site in Morrow, Georgia. These were microfilmed and more recently digitized by You can look up your own relatives using

Religious Conscientious Objection

While the U.S. government did not recognize the right of conscience to refuse military service, they did recognize the right of conscience to choose non-combatant service within the military for those with previous membership in a recognized denomination already on record as opposed to military service. While Mennonites, Amish, Hutterites, and Quakers had almost 400 years experience with Christian pacifism to war, usually referred to by Mennonites as non-resistance, the newly formed Pentecostal groups signed on as pacifists too.

World War I Pentecostal Demographic Database