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total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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countries
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Notes
Church of God in Christ world - - 10
units
- 1907 official web site of Church of God in Christ; web page: "History " (viewed 3 July 1999) "Under Bishop Mason's spiritual and apostolic direction our church has grown from ten congregations in 1907, to the second largest pentecostal group in America. "
Church of God in Christ world 31,000 - 772
units
1
country
1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 174. "Church of God in Christ: A Negro sect founded by C. H. Mason, a Baptist preacher, in 1897... It has 772 churches and 31,000 members in 36 states. "
Church of God in Christ world 425,000 - - - 1965 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. 107. "W. J. Seymore, credited with the Apostolic Faith movement (1975 membership 4,100), and C. H. Mason of the Church of God in Christ (1965 membership 425,000). "
Church of God in Christ world 3,000,000 - - - 1973 official web site of Church of God in Christ; web page: "History " (viewed 3 July 1999) "The membership of the Church of God in Christ grew from three million in 1973... "
Church of God in Christ world 1,600,000 - - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 133. "...today the most important [Pentecostal] Churches on the white side are the different denominations of the Churches of God and the Assemblies of God (of aobut 1,500,000 adherents), and on the black side the Church of God in Christ (some 1,600,000). "
Church of God in Christ world 3,706,000 - - 43
countries
1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Black Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 272. "Church of God in Christ... Memphis, TN [H.Q.]... was established in 1894 in Jackson, Mississippi by Charles H. Mason... Membership: In 1987 the church reported 3,000,000 members, 10,500 congregations in the U.S. There were 21 congregations and 33 ministers in Canada [or, an estimated 6,000 members, if the avg. congreg. size is same as in U.S.] and an additional 700,000 members in 43 countries around the world. "
Church of God in Christ world 3,709,661 - 9,982
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. 86-87. "C. H. Mason & C. P. Jones... founded the Church of God in Christ (Memphis) in 1897... There are 3,709,661 members in 9,982 churches. It regards itself as the largest pentecostal denomination in the world today. The large increase in membership is attributed to rapid growth and the return of members from the Church of God in Christ (International). "
Church of God in Christ world 3,700,000 - - - 1990 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 278. "...Pentecostals, including 3.7 million in the U.S.-based Church of God in Christ... "
Church of God in Christ world 6,500,000 - 12,486
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Church of God in Christ world 3,500,000 - - - 1994 Neusner, Jacob (ed). World Religions in America: An Introduction; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press (1994); pg. 80. "Out of that event [Azusa Street Revival in L.A. 1906-1909] emerged several Pentecostal denominations, of which the Church of God in Christ is the largest with a membership of 3.5 million. "
Church of God in Christ world 5,000,000 - - - 1997 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 301. "...today this huge denomination (an estimated 5 million or more members) is an almost all-black church, one that has enjoyed a very rapid growth since 1960, making it by far the largest of many black Pentecostal denominations. "
Church of God in Christ world 8,000,000 - - - 1997 official web site of Church of God in Christ; web page: "History " (viewed 3 July 1999) "The membership of the Church of God in Christ grew from three million in 1973 to an estimated eight million in 1997. Churches under the parent body in Memphis, Tennessee, are now established throughout the United States, in every continent, and in many of the islands of the sea. "
Church of God in Christ, Congregational Mexico - - 6
units
- 1971 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 273. "In 1971 there were 33 churches in the U.S., 4 in England, and 6 in Mexico. "
Church of God in Christ, Congregational United Kingdom: England - - 4
units
- 1971 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 273. "In 1971 there were 33 churches in the U.S., 4 in England... "
Church of God in Christ, Congregational USA - - 33
units
- 1971 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 273. "In 1971 there were 33 churches in the U.S... "
Church of God in Christ, Congregational world - - 43
units
- 1971 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Black Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 272-273. "Church of God in Christ, Congregational... East St. Louis, IL [H.Q.]... was formed in 1932 by Bishop J. Bowe of Hot Springs, Arkansas, who argued that the church of God in Christ should be congregational not episcopal, in its polity... Membership: Not reported: In 1971 there were 33 churches in the U.S., 4 in England, and 6 in Mexico. "
Church of God in Christ, International USA 200,000 - 300
units
- 1982 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Church of God in Christ, International. "
Church of God in Christ, International world 200,000 - 300
units
- 1982 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Church of God in Christ, International world 200,000 - 300
units
- 1982 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Black Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 272-273. "Churches of God in Christ, International... Brooklyn, NY [H.Q.]... In 1969, following its constitutional convention and reorganization, a major schism of the Church of God in Christ occurred when a group of fourteen bishops led by Bishop Illie L. Jefferson rejected the polity of the reorganized church, left it and formed the Church of God in Christ, International at Kansas City. The issue was that... Membership: In 1982 the Church reported 200,000 members, 300 congregations and 1,600 ministers. "
Church of God in Christ, International world 200,000 - 300
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990). 87. "Fourteen bishops of the Church of God in Christ (Memphis) withdrew from that church to organize the Church of God in Christ (International) in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1969... Membership is reported at 200,000 in 300 churches. "
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Alabama 278 0.01% 2
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: 213. [Listed as 'Church of God in Christ (Mennonite).']
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Arizona 171 0.00% 2
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': 134.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Arkansas 140 0.01% 2
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': 111.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Belize 43 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " BELIZE... Church of God in Christ, Mennonite... Members: 43
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Brazil 286 - 4
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " BRAZIL... Igreja de Deus em Cristo - Menonita (Church of God in Christ, Mennonite); Members: 286; Congregations: 4
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite California 1,215 0.00% 3
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': 889.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Canada 3,120 - - - 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 304. "In 1987 the church reported... 3,120 [members] in Canada. "
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Canada 3,768 - 42
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " Church of God in Christ, Mennonite; Members: Canada - 3,768; USA - 11,037; Total - 14,805; Congregations: Canada - 42; USA - 95 Total - 137
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Dominican Republic 34 - 4
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Church of God in Christ, Mennonite; Members: 34; Congregations: 4
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Florida 235 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 188.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Georgia, USA 318 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 244.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Ghana 22 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Africa: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " GHANA: Church of God in Christ, Mennonite; Members: 22
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Guatemala 12 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " GUATEMALA: Church of God in Christ, Mennonite; Members: 12
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Idaho 586 0.06% 3
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': 444.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite India 64 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Asia/Pacific: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " INDIA... Church of God in Christ, Mennonite... Members: 64
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Jamaica 7 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " JAMAICA: Church of God in Christ, Mennonite; Members: 7
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Kansas 4,269 0.17% 20
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': 3,309.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Kentucky 57 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 46.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Kenya 17 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Africa: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " KENYA... Church of God in Christ, Mennonite... Members: 17
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Louisiana 384 0.01% 2
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': 292.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Malawi 21 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Africa: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " MALAWI... Church of God in Christ, Mennonite... Members: 21
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Michigan 453 0.00% 2
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': 355.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Minnesota 34 0.00% 2
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': 27.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Mississippi 1,102 0.04% 6
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': 815.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Missouri 408 0.01% 3
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': 327.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Nebraska 117 0.01% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 90.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Nigeria 266 - 5
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Africa: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " NIGERIA: Church of God in Christ, Mennonite... Members: 266; Congregations: 5
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite North America 14,805 - 137
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " Church of God in Christ, Mennonite; Members: Canada - 3,768; USA - 11,037; Total - 14,805; Congregations: Canada - 42; USA - 95 Total - 137
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite North Carolina 31 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 25.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite North Dakota 100 0.02% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 78.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Ohio 283 0.00% 2
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': 222.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Oklahoma 640 0.02% 4
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': 505.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Oregon 125 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 99.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Pennsylvania 374 0.00% 4
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': 305.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Pennsylvania: Mifflin County - - - - 1980 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 282, 288. "...Mifflin County in central Pennsylvania. This region encompasses Kishacoquillas Valley..., which has in it 12 Amish-related groups. All originated in whole or in part among the Amish who came to this region from southeastern Pennsylvania as early as 1791... The Holdeman group, first formed a small congregation in 1958, although the denom. (known as Church of God in Christ Mennonite) was founded over 100 yrs. ago... the local congregation was organized in an abandoned schoolhouse after several individuals from the Renno group... came in contact with itinerant evangelists of the group. The congregation has grown with the influx of members from several Amish groups that 'were expelled from the old order Amish due to an experimental knowledge of having received the New Birth and its subsequences.' Traditional Amish members who join this group appear to exchange one strict discipline for another, but gain greater personal freedom, for the group permits automobiles... "
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Philippines 211 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Asia/Pacific: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PHILIPPINES: Church of God in Christ, Mennonite... Members: 211
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite South Dakota 123 0.02% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 97.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Tennessee 65 0.00% 2
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': 54.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Texas 522 0.00% 5
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': 406.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Texas 406 0.00% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from MEMBERS column ( "Members " in this study includes only communicant, confirmed members with full membership status), not the more inclusive "adherents " column.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Texas 522 0.00% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from ADHERENT column ( "Adherents " defined as all members, incl. regular participants not considered as communicant.), not the more restrictive "member " column.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite USA 9,233 - - - 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 304. "Membership: In 1987 the church reported 9,233 members in the U.S "
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite USA 12,535 - 75
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite USA 9,999 - 78
units
- 1991 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Church of God in Christ (Mennonite). "
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite USA 11,037 - 96
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. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.


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