Homer A. Tomlinson

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Homer A. Tomlinson
Born 25 October 1892(1892-10-25)
Westfield, Indiana
Died 4 December 1968 (76)
Queens, New York [1]
Nationality American
Religion Pentecostal Holiness Christian
Workplace(s) Church of God (later schismed to Church of God World Headquarters)
Known for Claim to be "King of the World"
Relative(s) Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson (father, first overseer of Church of God)

Homer Aubrey Tomlinson (October 25, 1892 - December 4, 1968) was an American religious leader and Pentecostal Holiness evangelist, as Bishop and General Overseer of the Church of God World Headquarters, and political activist, as presidential candidate for the Theocratic Party (USA). Tomlinson received media attention for his claims to be King of the World or King of All Nations of Men and his world tours promoting his kingship.

Political Campaigns

Political button for Bishop Tomlinson's Theocratic Party run, hailing him as a "Mighty Man of God" and promising a "Golden Age"

Tomlinson made multiple runs as candidate for the United States Presidency, first as the Church of God Party and later under the banner of the Theocratic Party. Among his policy planks were promises to unite the Church and State, abolish taxes (and replace them with tithes to the Church), and establish Bible courses and prayer in public schools, in addition to ending wars, crime, etc.

Office Year Party Co-Candidate(s) Notes
President 1952 Church of God Willie Isaac Bass (VP)
President 1960 Theocratic Party Raymond L. Teague (VP)
President 1964 Theocratic Party William R. Rogers (VP) Withdrew, endorsed Harold Stassen
President 1968 Theocratic Party W. Buford McKenzie (VP)

Selected Bibliography

  • Tomlinson, Homer A. (1939), The Great Vision of the Church of God: Being the Life and Vision of A.J. Tomlinson, General Overseer, Queens Village, N.Y.: Tomlinson 
  • Tomlinson, Homer A. (1939), Miracles of Healing in the Ministry of Rev. Francisco Olazabal, Queens Village, N.Y.: Tomlinson 
  • Tomlinson, Homer A. (1962), Theocracy: Handbook of the Theocratic Party, New York: The Church of God, World Headquarters 
  • Tomlinson, Homer A. (1968), It Came to Pass in Those Days: The Shout of a King, Queens Village, N.Y.: Church of God, U.S.A. Headquarters. 

Resources

References

  1. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV25-7L68 : 13 December 2015), Homer Aubrey Tomlinson, 1968; Burial, East Farmingdale, Suffolk, New York, United States of America, Long Island National Cemetery; citing record ID 79280377, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.