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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) North America - - 53
units
- 1981 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 135. "In 1981 there were 2,654 members in the United States and more than 6,000 worldwide, including Argentina and Ghana. There are 53 churches in North America. "
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) North America - - 63
units
- 1989 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). A Mormon schismatic group
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) USA 2,654 - - - 1981 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 135. "In 1981 there were 2,654 members in the United States and more than 6,000 worldwide, including Argentina and Ghana. There are 53 churches in North America. "
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) USA 2,707 - 63
units
- 1989 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 Jesus Christ (Bickertonites). "
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) USA 2,707 - - - 1989 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). A Mormon schismatic group
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) world 1,600 - 31
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 432. "Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites). This group has 31 churches and 1600 members. It was founded by William Bickerton at Greenock, Pa., in 1862. "
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) world 6,000 - - - 1981 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 135. "Missionary work is conducted in Italy, Nigeria, Mexico, and among Native Americans in the U.S. and Canada. In 1981 there were 2,654 members in the United States and more than 6,000 worldwide, including Argentina and Ghana. There are 53 churches in North America. "
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) world 6,000 - - - 1989 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). A Mormon schismatic group
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) world 2,700 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " "Other Mormon Faith Groups... Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite): about 2700 members "
Church of Jesus Christ (Cleveland, Tennessee) world 37,500 - - - 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 89. "At least 20 independent religious bodies in the U.S. bear the name Church of Jesus Christ. The lasrgest of these, headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee, became a chartered group in 1927 under the leadership of Bishop M. K. Lawson. Several splits or divisions took place from 1934 through the 1960s; the parent church today claims a membership of 37,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ (Cleveland, Tennessee) world 100,000 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "At least 20 independent religious bodies in the U.S. bear the name Church of Jesus Christ. " Largest was founded in 1927 by Bishop M. K. Lawson in Cleveland, Tennessee. It currently has 100,000 members.
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites) Minnesota - - 1
unit
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 432. "Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites). This little group of 30 Mormons has a church at Independence, Mo., and another at Cliterail, Minn... The sect was founded by Alpheus Cutler, one of Smith's elders... "
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites) Minnesota 0 - - - 1999 Email received 3 Aug. 1999. "There formerly was a church in Clitherall, Minnesota... However, the last living member has moved to Independence, MO. This info. was verified by a recent email from my cousin... "
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites) Missouri - - 1
unit
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 432. "Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites). This little group of 30 Mormons has a church at Independence, Mo., and another at Cliterail, Minn... The sect was founded by Alpheus Cutler, one of Smith's elders... "
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites) Missouri - - 1
unit
- 1999 Email received 3 Aug. 1999. "There formerly was a church in Clitherall, Minnesota... However, the last living member has moved to Independence, MO. This info. was verified by a recent email from my cousin... "
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites) USA 30 - 2
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 432. "Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites). This little group of 30 Mormons has a church at Independence, Mo., and another at Cliterail, Minn... The sect was founded by Alpheus Cutler, one of Smith's elders... "
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites) world 30 - 2
units
1
country
1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 432. "Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites). This little group of 30 Mormons has a church at Independence, Mo., and another at Cliterail, Minn... The sect was founded by Alpheus Cutler, one of Smith's elders... "
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerites) world - - 1
unit
1
country
1999 Email received 3 Aug. 1999. "There formerly was a church in Clitherall, Minnesota... However, the last living member has moved to Independence, MO. This info. was verified by a recent email from my cousin, who is, I believe, first counselor of the Church. His cousin, , is the president. Respectfully yours, . "
Church of Jesus Christ (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) USA 2,600 - - - 1994 *LINK* web site (1998): "Information on Latter Day Saint Movement (Restoration Theology) Religions " by David Bowie; "Quoting from a letter on The Church of Jesus Christ/General Church Correspondent stationery from Richard W. Lawson, General Church Correspondent, dated 12 October 1994 " "The Church of Jesus Christ presently has a membership of about 10,000 worldwide. Approximately 2,600 members are located within the United States. "
Church of Jesus Christ (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) world 10,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* web site (1998): "Information on Latter Day Saint Movement (Restoration Theology) Religions " by David Bowie; "Quoting from a letter on The Church of Jesus Christ/General Church Correspondent stationery from Richard W. Lawson, General Church Correspondent, dated 12 October 1994 " "The Church of Jesus Christ presently has a membership of about 10,000 worldwide. Approximately 2,600 members are located within the United States. "
Church of Jesus Christ Christian Idaho - - - - 1993 Landau, Elaine. The White Power Movement: America's Racist Hate Groups. Brookfield, CT: Milbrook Press (1993); pg. 56. "Among the groups which embody [Christian] Identity principles is the Aryan Nations. Based in Idaho's panhandle... The group's founder and leader is Reverend Richard Butler, pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian--a religious sect that espouses Identity principles and infuses racism into religious teachings. "
Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar Madagascar 2,000,000 13.99% 4,000
units
- 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Madagascar " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (FJKM)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 14.3 million... Members/Congregations: 2 million/4,000... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) Michigan - - - - 1850 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1888-1889. "Smith's martyrdom divided but did not diminish the Mormons... A smaller party chose to follow a recent convert, James J. Strang, who set up a... community on Beaver Island... and became in influential force in Michigan politics. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) world 120 - 4
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 432. "Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites). This sect of 4 churches and 120 members claims to be the original and only Mormon body. Its prophet and founder was James J. Strang... Voree, near Burlington, Wis. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) world 200 - 2
units
- 1984 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) world 300 - 6
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. 136. Text does not make it clear what year these figures are for. "Membership is given at about 300, in six churches, or branches. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) world 300 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "The Original Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints " [official page of the LDS faction alternative known as "Strangite " or "Great Lakes Mormon "]; web page: FAQ (viewed 1 March 1999) ( "Great Lakes Mormons ") 200-300 believe in James J. Strang, and 50 are extremely active (the scriptures indicate that there will be few members)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) - active world 50 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "The Original Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints " [official page of the LDS faction alternative known as "Strangite " or "Great Lakes Mormon "]; web page: FAQ (viewed 1 March 1999) "200-300 believe in James J. Strang, and 50 are extremely active (the scriptures indicate that there will be few members) "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 50,000 - - - 1991 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 12. "In January, 1997, the 100,000th member in the Church's Africa Area was baptized. That almost doubled the membership of six years previous. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 95,000 - 289
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 525-529. Table: "Membership and units by lands "; latest figures from year-end 1995
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 107,785 - - - 1997 "LDS in Africa: Growing Membership Sees American Church with Unique Vision, " Salt Lake Tribune, 4 April 1998. Reprinted in Sunstone (June 1998; pg. 71). Map: Membership totals as of December 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 100,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 12. "In January, 1997, the 100,000th member in the Church's Africa Area was baptized. That almost doubled the membership of six years previous. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 110,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 114. Graphic: "Church membership worldwide "; "Total: 10 million; Estimate Nov. 2, 1997. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 112,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* official web site; web page: "Membership Distribution " in "Global Media Guide " section, (viewed 22 March 1999). Map, with membership figures shown for following areas: Canada, USA, Mexico, South America, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia, Central America, South Pacific; "Membership Worldwide, Dec. 31, 1997 "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 136,872 - 537
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 577. Table: "Membership and units by countries " [with region/continent totals, as of Dec. 31, 1999]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa & South Pacific 500,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site (1998): "Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry "; web page: "The Mormon Church Statistics " "As of 1997, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... claims membership of a little more than 10 million worldwide. US: 5 Million; Latin America: 3 Million; Asian: 2 Million; South Pacific & Africa: 1/2 Million "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alabama 17,256 0.43% 64
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. [Listed as 'Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.']
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alabama - 0.19% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Based on self-identification, using 113,000-person sample, phone interviews conducted by City U. of New York. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alabama 25,000 0.60% 70
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alabama 27,000 0.60% 70
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 170-266. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alabama 27,680 0.60% 69
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 167. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alabama - 1.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Mormon/LDS "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alaska 15,751 2.86% 58
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alaska 24,000 3.90% 69
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alaska 25,000 3.90% 66
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 170-266. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alaska 25,340 4.00% 65
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 168. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alaska: Anchorage - - 1
unit
- 1941 Howlet, Sandi. "A Warmth of Spirit in Anchorage, Alaska " in Ensign (Dec. 1999); pg. 70. "First Church meeting in Anchorage: July 1938; Missionaries first arrived: spring 1941; First branch organized: 25 May 1941 "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alaska: Anchorage - - 3
units
- 1961 Howlet, Sandi. "A Warmth of Spirit in Anchorage, Alaska " in Ensign (Dec. 1999); pg. 69. "The Church in Anchorage has grown from three wards in 1961... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alaska: Anchorage 6,500 2.50% 15
units
- 1999 Howlet, Sandi. "A Warmth of Spirit in Anchorage, Alaska " in Ensign (Dec. 1999); pg. 69. "...Anchorage... its more than 260,000 residents... The Church in Anchorage has grown... to two stakes encompassing 14 wards and one branch... the Church remains a small minority, with approximately 6,500 members... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Albania 400 - 5
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Albania 500 0.02% 6
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Albania 789 0.02% 7
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 271. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alberta 60,000 2.20% 173
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alberta 61,000 2.20% 178
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alberta 63,866 2.30% 192
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 293. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Andorra - - 1
unit
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Andorra - - 1
unit
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Andorra 64 0.10% 1
unit
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 272. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Angola 473 - - - 1997 "LDS in Africa: Growing Membership Sees American Church with Unique Vision, " Salt Lake Tribune, 4 April 1998. Reprinted in Sunstone (June 1998; pg. 71). Map: Membership totals as of December 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Angola 500 - 1
unit
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Angola 502 0.05% 2
units
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 272. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Antigua - - 1
unit
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996); pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Antigua and Barbuda - - 1
unit
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998); pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Antigua and Barbuda 115 0.18% 1
unit
- 1999 Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (2000); pg. 273. Year-end 1999
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Argentina 800 - - - 1946 "The Church in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay " in Ensign (Oct. 1998); pg. 79. "The Church in Argentina has grown from 800 members in 1946 to 40,000 members in 1978 to 171,000 members in 1990. With a total pop. of about 35 million people, Argentina today has 282,273 members... "


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