The Church of Christ is a denomination of Protestant Christianity, established in 1830. Followers of the Church of Christ believe in the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost, as well as the virgin birth and the divine inspiration and authority of the Bible.
What sets the Church of Christ apart from other denominations is its internal organizational structure. A group of elders, composed strictly of men, presides over the rest of the congregation and holds direct authority, even over the deacons and ministers. In addition, the Church of Christ claims that there are no administrators over its various parishes, of which there are approximately 14,450 in North America. Instead, Jesus Christ himself is the head of the church. As a result, the Church of Christ has no official headquarters and no presiding administrators.