1980: Church of God Centennial
In 1980, the Church of God celebrated its centennial, 100 years of God’s work. By this time, the number of full-time missionaries with the Missionary Board had grown to 78. The Church of God had expanded to have a presence in 60 countries worldwide, with the Missionary Board responsible for work in 42 of them. And the number of believers in the movement outside the United States had grown to nearly equal to the number within the United States.