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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Midwest Congregational Christian Church Indiana 1,206 0.02% 20
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: 976. [Listed as 'Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship.']
Midwest Congregational Christian Church Ohio 674 0.01% 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': 524. [Listed as 'Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship.']
Midwest Congregational Christian Church USA 1,880 - 30
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship.']
Midwest Congregational Christian Church world - - 30
units
- 1958 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 174-175. "The Midwest Congregational Christian Church was formed in 1958 by former members of the Congregational and Christian Churches... Having failed, laymen devised a plan by which individual congregations could withdraw. Thirty churches, primarily small rural congregations removed themselves from the rolls in 1958. These quickly organized as the Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship (now Church). "
Midwest Congregational Christian Church world - - 33
units
- 1970 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 174-175. "Midwest Congregational Christian Church... In 1970 the Church reported 33 churches, 23 ordained ministers and 26 licensed ministers. Only three churches had a membership exceeding 100. "
Mien Laos 30,000 - - - 1975 The Peoples and Cultures of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics/Language and Orientation Resource Center (1981); pg. 49, 52. Pg. 49: "30,000 or more have been in Laos and 20,000 in Thailand. The Mien refugees in the U.S. fled Laos in 1975... "; pg. 52: "Mien practice animism, with a host of gods and nature spirits. Ancestor spirit rituals are central to Mien philosophy. The living and the dead are interdependent, the well-being of each resting with the other. "
Mien Thailand 20,000 - - - 1975 The Peoples and Cultures of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics/Language and Orientation Resource Center (1981); pg. 49, 52. Pg. 49: "30,000 or more have been in Laos and 20,000 in Thailand. The Mien refugees in the U.S. fled Laos in 1975... "; pg. 52: "Mien practice animism, with a host of gods and nature spirits. Ancestor spirit rituals are central to Mien philosophy. The living and the dead are interdependent, the well-being of each resting with the other. "
Mien Vietnam 200,000 - - - 1939 The Peoples and Cultures of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics/Language and Orientation Resource Center (1981); pg. 49, 52. Pg. 49: "Perhaps as many as 200,000 were located in Vietnam prior to World War II... "; pg. 52: "Mien practice animism, with a host of gods and nature spirits. Ancestor spirit rituals are central to Mien philosophy. The living and the dead are interdependent, the well-being of each resting with the other. "
Mien world 3,000,000 - - - 1981 The Peoples and Cultures of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics/Language and Orientation Resource Center (1981); pg. 49, 52. Pg. 49: "Total numbers are not known, but estimates have been as high as two or three million. "; pg. 52: "Mien practice animism, with a host of gods and nature spirits. Ancestor spirit rituals are central to Mien philosophy. The living and the dead are interdependent, the well-being of each resting with the other. "
Milingo Zambia - - - - 1998 Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. "Religion " in The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1998); pg. 64. "The Catholic Church has had to disown some wayward offshoots, like... the healing ministry of Emmanuel Milingo in Zambia, which turned into a personality cult... "
Millerites USA - - - - 1843 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "MILLERITES: or Second Adventists, an American PROTESTANT SECT founded by William MILLER who calculated that the 'Second Coming' of CHRIST would take place in 1843. "
Mina Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Mindanao Baptist Convention of Southern Baptist Churches Philippines 52,166 - 889
units
- 1998 *LINK* Baptist World Alliance web site; page: "BWA Statistics " (viewed 31 March 1999). "Figures are for BWA affiliated conventions/unions only (no independents included). "; Table with 3 columns: Country, "Churches ", & "Members "; "1997/1998 Totals "
Minianka Mali - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Minianka Niger - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Minianka world - - - 2
countries
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures; "Mali, Niger "
Minor Reformed Church Poland - - - - 1580 C.E. Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 697. "...Faustus (1539-1604)... settled in Poland. There he exerted a decisive influence on the already anti-Trinitarian Minor Reformed Church, which for a time bid for religious dominance in Poland. "
minority groups China 70,000,000 8.00% - - 1998 Rutherford, Scott (ed.) East Asia. London: Apa Publications (1998); pg. 41. "There are over 50 officially recognized minority groups in China, including those in Tibet and Xingiang. Most minority groups live along China's strategic, sometimes troubled and usually sparsely-populated international borders... The defining elements of a minority are language, homeland, and social values. Perhaps eight percent of China's population is part of a minority group, with the largest being the 12-million-strong Zhuang, in southwestern China. Given China's population of 1.2 billion, over 70 million people are non-Han Chinese. "
minority groups Myanmar - 33.00% - - 2005 *LINK* website: Free Rohingya Campaign (home page) (viewed 17 April 2005) "Approximately one third of Myanmarıs population consists of ethnic minority groups; the seven ethnic minority states take their names from the Shan, Kachin, Chin, Kayin, Kayah, Mon, and Rakhine nationalities. These states surround the central plains of Myanmar, where most of the majority Bama (Burman) people live in the seven Divisions. However every State and Division comprises a mixture of ethnic nationalities; for example thousands of Kayin people live in the Ayeyarwaddy Division. "
Miracle Life Fellowship International USA - - 350
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 259. "Membership: In 1988, the fellowship of ministers had 350 clergy members in the U.S... "
Miracle Life Fellowship International world - - - - 1970 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 259. "Miracle Life Fellowship International... Phoenix, AZ... Asa Alonzo Allen was born of a poor Arkansas family... He joined the Assemblies of God... He had what amounted to a theological conversion when, during a prayer time, he formulated the thirteen requirements for a powerful ministry. He became convinced that he could do the work of Jesus, and do more than Jesus did; that he could be flawless and perfect (in the Biblical sense), and should believe all the promises... In 1951, he purchased a tent and began the crusade in earnest. Headquarters of A.A. Allen Revivals, Inc., were established in Dallas and Miracle Magazine was begun. From that time until his death, Allen was an immensely popular evangelist... In 1958, he was given 1,250 acres near Tombstone, Arizona which were named Miracle Valley and became the international headquarters. Allen died in 1970 and was succeeded by Don Stewart who chose the new name... Miracle Revival Fellowship. "
Miracle Life Fellowship International world - - 400
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Deliverance Pentecostals; pg. 259. "As a result of Allen's accomplishments and success, missionary churches were begun and independent ministers have become associated with him. Miracle Revival Fellowship, (now Miracle Life Fellowship International) at first a departemtn of a.A. Allen Revivals, was established as a ministerial fellowship and licensing agency... Membership: In 1988, the fellowship of ministers had 350 clergy members in the U.S. and an additional 50 in other countries. "
Miracle Life Revival, Inc. Arizona - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 259. "Miracle Life Revival, Inc... Membership: Not reported. Besides the congregation in Phoenix, there is a mailing list... "
Miracle Life Revival, Inc. world - - 1
unit
1
country
1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Deliverance Pentecostals; pg. 259. "Miracle Life Revival, Inc... Phoenix, AZ... Independent Pentecostal evangelist Neal Frisby became known in the early 1960s for possessing a gift of prophecy. In 1967, he began regularly to release prophetic scrolls; by 1974 there were 60 and they were published in book form. In 1972, Capstone Cathedral, a large pyramid-shaped church was completed on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. It serves as a publishing center and headquarters. The church also houses a television studio and produced films concerning worldwide events. In recent years, Frisby has released a number of pictures in which strange, 'supernatural' lights are said to have appeared. Membership: Not reported. Besides the congregation in Phoenix, there is a mailing list of 'special partners' around the U.S. who regularly support the ministry. "
Mision Evangelica Mennonita Paraguay 192 - 4
units
- 1994 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PARAGUAY... Mision Evangelica Mennonita; Members (1994): 192; Congregations: 4
Mision Evangelica Mennonita Peru 150 - 4
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PERU... Mision Evangelica Menonita; Members: 150; Congregations: 4
Mision Evangelica Menonita del Caribe Puerto Rico 198 - 5
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PUERTO RICO... Mision Evangelica Menonita del Caribe, Inc.; Members: 198; Congregations: 5
Mision Evangelica Menonita en Venezuela Venezuela 36 - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " VENEZUELA... Mision Evangelica Menonita en Venezuela; Members: 36; Congregations: 1
Mision Hermanos en Cristo Nicaragua 2,800 - 60
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " NICARAGUA... Mision Hermanos en Cristo (Nicaragua); Members: 2,800; Congregations: 60
Miskito Central America 200,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 304, 306. "Miskito: Alternate Names: Mosquito; Location: Nicaragua; Honduras; Population: About 200,000; Religion: Moravian church (majority); Catholicism; fundamentalist Protestantism; Christianity mingled with folk beliefs "; pg. 306: "The dominant religion of the Miskito is the Moravian church, which gained a foothold as early as the 17th century through its missionaries and had most of the population converted by the beginning of the 20th century... Moravian pastors are important figures in Miskito communities... Catholic and fundamentalist Protestant churches have also gained some converts among the Miskito.... When Christianity was introduced, some elements of folk religion were mingled with Christian beliefs and practices. " [NOTE: Obviously, 200,000 is an ethnic/tribal statistic, and NOT a measure of how many people practice traditional Miskito religion]
Misogikyo Japan - - - - 1921 Bocking, Brian. A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. Surrey, England: Curzon (1996); pg. 112-113. "Kyoha Shinto: 'Sect Shinto'... In 1921... the official association of Shinto sects had 13 groups... list also included Izumo oyashiro-kyo, Jikko-kyo, Misogi-kyo, Shinshu-kyo, Shinto shuseiha and Shinri-rikyo. "
Misogikyo Japan 124,960 0.11% - - 1978 Reid, D. "Japanese Religions " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991 reprint; 1st pub. 1984). [Orig. src: Shukyo Nenkan (Religions Yearbook), Ministry of Education & Bureau of Statistics.]; pg. 373. "Table: Some surviving new religious orgs. in Japan "; "Membership figures, voluntarily reported..., as found in the 1979 ed. of the Shukyo Nenkan (Religions Yearbook). " Classified as Shinto new religion (year of origin: 1840).
Misogikyo Japan - - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 136. "Sect Shinto consists of a wide range of sects with very different philosophies and practices. 13 are officially recognized... Shinshu Kyo and Misogi Kyo stress purification rites over everything else. "
Missionary Bands of the World USA 200 - 6
units
- 1932 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 341. Table: "...the leading holiness groups in the United States at the present time are as follows: " [Table lists figures for "Churches " and "Members " for 28 groups.] See also page 495.K11854
Missionary Bands of the World world 200 - 6
units
- 1932 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 495. "A small holiness sect which grew out of... the Free Methodist Church. It became independent in 1898... had only 6 churches & about 200 members, but in 1933 [merged with Church of God (Holiness) which had] 120 churches & 3000 members "
Missionary Christian and Soul Winning Fellowship California - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 213. "Missionary Christian and Soul Winning Fellowship... In the U.S. there is a single congregation (Christian in Action Chapel) at Long Beach, California... "
Missionary Christian and Soul Winning Fellowship USA - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 213. "Missionary Christian and Soul Winning Fellowship... In the U.S. there is a single congregation (Christian in Action Chapel) at Long Beach, California... "
Missionary Christian and Soul Winning Fellowship world - - - 19
countries
1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 213. "Missionary Christian and Soul Winning Fellowship... Long Beach, CA [H.Q.]... was formed in 1957 by Rev. Lee Shelley, a minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. It continues the evangelistic and missionary interestes of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, but its doctrinal statement has deleted any reference to healing, a particular interest of CMA founder, A. B. Simpson. A missionary program has work in 19 countries. In the U.S. there is a single congregation (Christian in Action Chapel) at Long Beach, California... Membership: There is a single congregation in California. "
Missionary Church Arizona 1,154 0.03% 4
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: 981. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church California 6,989 0.02% 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': 5,266. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Canada 6,431 - 92
units
- 1984 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 244-247, 158. Table 1: CCS. (# of adherents is from table's "inclusive membership " column, not "full communicant " col.) Listed as "Missionary Church of Canada. " Part of worldwide Missionary Church. Became autonomous national church in 1987.
Missionary Church Canada 6,431 - 92
units
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 213. "Missionary Church... Membership: In 1985 the church reported 26,734 members, 303 churches... in the U.S. and 6,431 members, 92 churches... in Canada. "
Missionary Church Florida 665 0.01% 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': 493. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Hawaii 1,368 0.12% 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': 618. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Idaho 62 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': 56. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Illinois 2,490 0.02% 17
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': 1,858. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Indiana 14,009 0.25% 69
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': 9,223. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Iowa 376 0.01% 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': 202. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Kansas 400 0.02% 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': 304. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Kentucky 122 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': 102. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Maryland 25 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': 15. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Michigan 7,192 0.08% 69
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': 4,015. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Nebraska 514 0.03% 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': 337. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church New York 121 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': 114. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church North America 33,165 - 395
units
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 213. "Missionary Church... Membership: In 1985 the church reported 26,734 members, 303 churches... in the U.S. and 6,431 members, 92 churches... in Canada. "
Missionary Church Ohio 3,080 0.03% 35
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': 2,259. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Oregon 373 0.01% 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': 240. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church Pennsylvania 571 0.00% 11
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': 475. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church South Dakota 123 0.02% 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': 117. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church USA 26,734 - 303
units
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 213. "Missionary Church... Membership: In 1985 the church reported 26,734 members, 303 churches... in the U.S. and 6,431 members, 92 churches... in Canada. "
Missionary Church USA 39,948 - 303
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Missionary Church.']
Missionary Church USA 21,689 - 295
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. 167. "The Missionary Church is made up of two groups that merged in March, 1969: Missionary Church Association and United Missionary Church. The new denomination claims 295 congregations in 21,689 members in 10 districts in the U.S... The U.S. Missionary Church works jointly with the Missionary Church of Canada in overseas ministry under the name World Partners... programs are carried out by 120 missionaries, in cooperation with the national Churches. Countries served are Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Spain. "
Missionary Church USA 27,320 - 303
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 "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Missionary Church. "
Missionary Church USA 25,000 - 309
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Missionary Church USA 29,542 - 315
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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