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Kimbanguism (French: Kimbanguisme) is a Christian new religious movement professed by the Church of Jesus Christ on Earth by His special envoy Simon Kimbangu (French: Église de Jésus Christ sur la Terre par son envoyé spécial Simon Kimbangu) founded by Simon Kimbangu in the Belgian Congo (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1921. It is considered a sectarian branch of Christianity. A large, independent African-initiated church, it has an estimated 6 million believers and has its headquarters in Nkamba, Kongo Central. The denomination became a member of the World Council of Churches, the All Africa Conference of Churches, and the Organization of African Instituted Churches. In June 2021 the World Council of Churches withdrew membership on doctrinal grounds.
|Type||New christian religious movement|
|Classification||African initiated church|
|Father||Simon Kimbangu Kiangani|
|Region||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Headquarters||Nkamba Kongo Central, Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Members||6 million|
|Other name(s)||Church of Jesus Christ on Earth by His special envoy Simon Kimbangu|