While members of the COGIC shunned being "of" this world, property records affirm that they were consciously and progressively "in" it. Property records literally grounded the COGIC in the material world and linked their concept of a "royal priesthood and a holy nation" to the bedrock of wealth in capitalist America--real estate, the COGIC's most visible sign of prosperity.
Kossie-Chernyshev, Karen, ""'Texas on the Record': Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Determination to Possess the Land, 1907-1935" (2019). Department of History, Geography and General Studies. 10.