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of
Adherents
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total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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of
countries
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Notes
Christ Catholic Church world 1,226 - 11
units
2
countries
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 72. "Christ Catholic Church (Pruter)... Membership: In 1988 Christ Catholic Church reported 1,088 members in 10 parishes served by 12 priests in the United States. There was one parish in Canada with an additional 138 members. "
Christ Catholic Church world 7,100 - 24
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 173. "Old Catholic churches... [include] Christ Catholic Church of America and Europe (no information available aside from membership -- 7,100 in 24 churches... "
Christ Church Tennessee 2,569 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Nashville, Tennessee; pastor: L.H. Hardwick.
Christ Faith Mission world - - - 6
countries
1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Other Pentecostals; pg. 292. "Christ Faith Mission... Los Angeles, CA [H.Q.]... continues the work begun in 1908 by Dr. Finis E. Yoakum, a Denver Methodist... Foreign language editions of The Herald of Hope are sent to mission stationsin Korea, Mexico, India, Indonesia, and Jamaica. Membership: Not reported. In 1984 several hundred attended the headquarters center in Los Angeles. "
Christ or Chaos world 500 - - - 1999 *LINK* Pyle, Richard (AP). "Baseball Officials Study Catholic Call To Bar Turner From Sport for a Year " in Salt Lake Tribune (Saturday, March 13, 1999), viewed online 13 March 1999. "NEW YORK -- Major league baseball officials said Tuesday they were looking into a Catholic organization's demands that Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner be barred from the sport for a year because he told a Polish joke and made other comments about Catholics last month. Thomas Droleskey, head of a group called Christ or Chaos, which he said has 500 members, said he wrote to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig asking for 'immediate action' to suspend Turner. "
Christ Unity Science Church USA 700,000 - - - 1955 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 144. "Throughout the 1950s... Other fringe groups with sizable memberships included the Christ Unity Science Church with almost 700,000 members, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church with approximately 250,000 members, and the Spiritualists with more than 160,000 members. "
Christ Universal Temple Illinois: Chicago 4,000 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Chicago, Illinois; pastor Johnnie Coleman.
Christ Universal Temple USA 25,000 - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site -
Christ Universal Temple world 25,000 - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site -
Christ's Ambassadors Pennsylvania - - 1
unit
- 1968 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 313. "Christ's Ambassadors traces its origin to a dispute in 1968 within the Dunkard Brethren congregation in Lititz, Pennsylvania... "
Christ's Ambassadors Pennsylvania - - 1
unit
- 1974 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 313. "Christ's Ambassadors... The small group affiliated with the Bible Brethren congregation at Campbelltown, Pennsylvania, in 1970. However, four years later Beidler led the entire congregation to withdraw from the Bible Brethren and formed Christ's Ambassadors. "
Christ's Ambassadors Pennsylvania 50 - 2
units
- 1980 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 313. "In 1980 Christ's Ambassadors had approximately fifty members meeting in two congregations, one at Cocalico and one in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. "
Christ's Ambassadors world - - 1
unit
- 1974 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Brethren; pg. 313. "Christ's Ambassadors traces its origin to a dispute in 1968 within the Dunkard Brethren congregation in Lititz, Pennsylvania... The small group affiliated with the Bible Brethren congregation at Campbelltown, Pennsylvania, in 1970. However, four years later Beidler led the entire congregation to withdraw from the Bible Brethren and formed Christ's Ambassadors. "
Christ's Ambassadors world - - 1
unit
- 1974 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 313. "Christ's Ambassadors... The small group affiliated with the Bible Brethren congregation at Campbelltown, Pennsylvania, in 1970. However, four years later Beidler led the entire congregation to withdraw from the Bible Brethren and formed Christ's Ambassadors. "
Christ's Ambassadors world 50 - 2
units
- 1980 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Brethren; pg. 313. "Membership: In 1980 Christ's Ambassadors had approximately fifty members meeting in two congregations "
Christ's Assembly Indiana - - 1
unit
- 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 314. "As Christ's Assembly grew it included members from four states and all the major Brethren branches. A second congregation was formed in the 1970s in Berne, Indiana. "
Christ's Assembly Indiana - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 314. "Membership: Christ's Assembly has two congregations and an estimated 100 members. "
Christ's Assembly Ohio - - 1
unit
- 1967 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 314. "In 1967 he organized a branch of Christ's Assembly at a love feast with nine Brethren (from several Brethren groups) at Eaton, Ohio. "
Christ's Assembly Ohio - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 314. "Membership: Christ's Assembly has two congregations and an estimated 100 members. "
Christ's Assembly world 100 - 2
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Brethren; pg. 314. "Membership: Christ's Assembly has two congregations and an estimated 100 members. "
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church (Louisiana) world 600 - 30
units
- 1957 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 205. "Christ's Sanctified Holy Church (Louisiana)... Jennings, LA [H.Q.]... In 1903 members of Christ's Sanctified Holy Church (South Carolina) came to West Lake, Louisiana, and proselytized a group of black people, who in 1904 organized the Colored Church South... The church soon changed its name to Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Colored. Over the years the church members dropped the word 'Colored' from their title and returned to using the same name as their parent body... The parent body is white and has headquarters in South Carolina, whereas the church under discussion here is headquartered in Louisiana. Organization and doctrine are as in the parent body, except that ministers in [the Louisiana body] are salaried. Membership: Not reported. At lats report (1957) there were 600 members in 30 churches. "
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church (South Carolina) Virginia 58 - - - 1892 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 205. "The resistance of the church to [Colins'] teaching on this doctrine led Lynch and 58 members to withdraw from the church [a Methodist Episcopal church in Chincoteague Island, Virginia]. In 1892, they established Christ's Sanctified Holy Church... "
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church (South Carolina) world 1,000 - 17
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 205-206. "Christ's Sanctified Holy Church (South Carolina)... Perry, GA [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1988, the church reported approximately 1,000 members, 17 congregations, and 17 ministers. "
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Colored Louisiana - - 16
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 159. "Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Colored: A Negro holiness (second blessing) sect organized in 1904 at West Lake, La. There are 31 churches (16 in Louisiana and 9 in Texas) and 665 members. "
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Colored Texas - - 9
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 159. "Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Colored: A Negro holiness (second blessing) sect organized in 1904 at West Lake, La. There are 31 churches (16 in Louisiana and 9 in Texas) and 665 members. "
Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Colored world 665 - 31
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 159. "Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Colored: A Negro holiness (second blessing) sect organized in 1904 at West Lake, La. There are 31 churches (16 in Louisiana and 9 in Texas) and 665 members. "
Christadelphian Australia 10,211 0.06% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
Christadelphian Barbados - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* tourism page: "Fun Barbados " Barbados Religion page: church listing. "Currently there are around 60 Anglican churches that can be found on the island and over the years many other denominations have joined and can be found list below. "
Christadelphian New York: Buffalo 77 - 2
units
- 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997). [Orig. source: 1926 U.S. govt. census from Bureau of the Census, 1930, vol. 1]; pg. 10. "...city of Buffalo, New York... In 1926... The Chistadelphians had two churches and 77 members. "
Christadelphian New York: Buffalo 77 - 2
units
- 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997). [Orig. source: 1926 U.S. govt. census from Bureau of the Census, 1930, vol. 1]; pg. 8. "Table 31. Number of churches, membership [incl. children]... 1926 "; Reports prepared by pastors/boards of elders. Listed in table as Christadelphians.
Christadelphian New Zealand 1,785 0.05% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1986 NZ population: 3,263,228.
Christadelphian New Zealand 1,845 0.05% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1991 NZ population: 3,373,853.
Christadelphian New Zealand 1,746 0.05% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633.
Christadelphian United Kingdom: Britain 20,000 - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 18). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 2521. "Today, there are about 20,000 Christadelphians in Britain... "
Christadelphian United Kingdom: Great Britain 20,000 - - - 1975 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 168. "In the 1970s there were about 20,000 Christadelphians in the U.S., and about the same number in Great Britain. "
Christadelphian USA - - - - 1848 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "CHRISTADELPHIANS: an American SECT founded in 1848 by John Thomas (1805-1871) "
Christadelphian USA 3,352 - 134
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 159. "Christadelphians (Brothers of Christ): Last published statistics give the group 134 societies and 3,352 members in 24 states... "
Christadelphian USA 20,000 - - - 1975 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 168. "In the 1970s there were about 20,000 Christadelphians in the U.S., and about the same number in Great Britain. "
Christadelphian USA - - 170
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance There are currently about 90 unamended and 80 amended congregations in the US.
Christadelphian world 3,352 - 134
units
1
country
1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 159. "Christadelphians (Brothers of Christ): Last published statistics give the group 134 societies and 3,352 members in 24 states... "
Christadelphian world 15,800 - 850
units
60
countries
1967 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 70. "Found in 42 states from coast to coast, they reported 15,800 members in about 850 ecclesias in 1967. Larger numbers are located in Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and Germany. "
Christadelphian world - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 18). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 2521. "Today, there are about 20,000 Christadelphians in Britain; and there are smaller followings in the United States, Australia and South Africa, and small groups of adherents elsewhere. "
Christadelphian world - - - - 1975 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 168. "Christadelphians... The Bible is the only Christadelphian creed... Its early appeal was largely to the working class, but it is now more broadly based. In the 1970s there were about 20,000 Christadelphians in the U.S., and about the same number in Great Britain. Ecclesias are also found in other British Commonwealth countries and Germany. "
Christadelphian world - - - 60
countries
1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 70. "Some foreign missions, and eccleseas are found in 60 countries... Found in 42 states from coast to coast, they reported 15,800 members in about 850 ecclesias in 1967. Larger numbers are located in Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and Germany. "
Christadelphian world - - - 12
countries
1998 *LINK* official church web page Countries listed in world directory: United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Germany, El Salvado, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Canada
Christadelphian world - - 160
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) There are reportedly approximately 90 assemblies of Amended Christadelphians and approximately 70 assemblies of Unamended assemblies.
Christadelphian world - - 850
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance Worldwide, the two groups have some 850 congregations located in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South East Asia and throughout Europe.
Christelijk Gereformeerde Kerken Netherlands 70,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; "Data from denominational sources where possible. " [Note: figures here estimated from graphs]
Christian and Missionary Alliance Alabama 2,175 0.05% 30
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 1,483. [Listed as 'Christian and Missionary Alliance.']
Christian and Missionary Alliance Alaska 1,096 0.20% 9
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 459.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Arizona 1,698 0.05% 22
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 655.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Arkansas 458 0.02% 8
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 189.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Australia 1,682 0.01% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
Christian and Missionary Alliance California 38,525 0.13% 189
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 22,610.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Canada 76,119 - 336
units
- 1991 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 244-247, 150. Table 1: CCS. (# of adherents is from table's "inclusive membership " column, not the sometimes smaller "full communicant or confirmed members " col.) Listed as "Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada. " A "Canadian movement, " autonomous in 1980.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Canada 87,197 - 376
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 653. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in Canada "; Membership figs. based on reports from group officials. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants. Listed as "Christian and Misionary Alliance of Canada "
Christian and Missionary Alliance Canada 87,197 - 376
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 694. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada
Christian and Missionary Alliance Colorado 2,037 0.06% 21
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,036.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Connecticut 1,363 0.04% 12
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 610.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Delaware 661 0.10% 7
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 345.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Florida 15,133 0.12% 119
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 8,083.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Georgia, USA 5,227 0.08% 36
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 2,830.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Hawaii 1,485 0.13% 9
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 848.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Idaho 1,427 0.14% 10
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 399.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Illinois 6,147 0.05% 60
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 3,797.


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