There are also sainted individuals who have worked with Protestant denominations. This is not a thing exclusive to the Roman Catholic system no matter that it is more complex and have certain requirements to fulfill. Also, Protestants leave the miracles up to the Lord and are humble enough to acknowledge that men are mere channels of His grace.
That means that no matter what the famous personages in this scene have accomplished, they will usually stop at claiming to do miracles. Also, there are iconic individuals who inspired with their life stories and their holiness like the late Bishop Charles Harrison Mason. He is a native of Tennessee and like so many others was a son of former slaves.
Their livelihood consisted of sharecropping and this more or less put them at or inside the poverty line. This fact never hampered the man, and he went through numerous trials which could have broken many others. He had tuberculosis but recovered and went on to discover that the life of holiness was an important thing for all.
Christians may deem themselves saved and born again with the mature realization of their calling or mission. Most who undergo the process are usually able to make their work that much more significant for others. There is premium on these to accomplish what they can with all sorts of congregations.
The best preachers are often called to make their own congregations. It does not matter if they are large or not, just that their charges or flock are united and can work together as a community. Community based denominations are numerous, and the church Mason built was among the most popular and connected to many other religious movements in the south.
The organization he founded was called the Church of God in Christ. He was known for his strict adherence to Biblical laws, and the life devoted to prayer. He served far longer as leader of this church than many others who have done the same through their lifetimes and he married thrice before he left this world for a better one.
There is nothing more popular or well known these days as congregations which have high interest in prayer and music. They will usually have their own spirituals and Mason helped in the composition of the songs they popularized through the Christian world. There adherence to a faith that was strong and humble was their strong suit.
Also, the Pentecostal process, to which the church belonged, was about being baptized with the Holy Spirit as guiding principle. Most saw this as the basic item which was inherent in the baptism of Christ in the Jordan River. This many denominations have based their own services for baptism on and work with all kinds of folk.
One unique characteristic of the church was how it welcomed an interracial mixture of folks going to their places of worship. Eventually, it became larger than the smaller run of preacher run groups. They organization still exists to these days thanks to the foundational precepts and work of the untiring priest called to the mission.