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of
Adherents
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total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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countries
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Notes
Sotho South Africa 5,561,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 395, 397. "Sotho: Location: Lesotho, South Africa; Population: 5,561,000 in South Africa, 1.9 million in Lesotho; Religion: Traditional beliefs (worship of Modimo), Christianity "; Pg. 397: "Today, Christianity in one form or another is accepted by most Sotho-speaking people. " [This is a measure of tribal/ethnic affiliation, not necessarily how many practice traditional Sotho religion.]
Sotho world 7,461,000 - - 2
countries
1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 395, 397. "Sotho: Location: Lesotho, South Africa; Population: 5,561,000 in South Africa, 1.9 million in Lesotho; Religion: Traditional beliefs (worship of Modimo), Christianity "; Pg. 397: "Today, Christianity in one form or another is accepted by most Sotho-speaking people. Most people in Lesotho are Catholics, but there are also many Protestant denominations. In recent years, independent African churches combine elements of African traditional religion with the doctrines of Christianity. "
Soto China - - - - 900 C.E. Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986); pg. 119. "Goke-shichishu: Jap., lit. 'five houses-seven schools'; general term for the 7 schools of Ch'an (Zen) during the T'ang period; these stemmed from 5 lineages ('houses' or 'families'). The 5 houses and their founders are (1) Rinzai school of Lin-chi I'hsua... (2) Igyo school of Kuei-shan Ling-yu & Yang-shan Hui-chi; (3) Soto school of Tung-shan Liang-chieh & Ts'ao-shan Pen-chi; (4) Ummon school of Yu-men Wen-yen (Jap. Ummon Ben'en); & (5) Hogen school of Fa-yen Wen-i... The 7 schools are the above-mentioned 5 houses plus the 2 further schools into which the Rinzai school split after Shi-shuang Ch'u-yuan. These 2 are (6) Yogi school of Yang-ch'i Fang-hui & (7) Oryo school of Huang-lung Hui-nan "
Soto Japan - - - - 1300 C.E. Rutherford, Scott (ed.) East Asia. London: Apa Publications (1998); pg. 285. "Zen... Two Buddhist priests in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries -- Eisai, founder of the Rinzai Zen sect, and his disciple Dogen, who established the Soto Zen sect -- are given the lion's share of credit for bringing the principle of 'emptiness' into Japanese Buddhism. "
Soto Japan 6,848,000 - 14,257
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 104. "The Japanese Obaku Sect, founded by Ingen in 1654, has 587 temples and 120,000 adherents, while Soto has 14,257 and 6,848,000 and Rinzai has 5,979 and 2,530,000 respectively. "
Soto Japan 6,750,000 - - - 1956 Hutchinson, John A. Paths of Faith; New York: McGraw-Hill (1969), pg. 275. [Orig. source: Morgan, Kenneth W. (ed.), The Path of the Buddha; New York: The Ronald Press Co. (1956), pg. 339.]; pg. 275. "Zen was imported into Japan... by Eisai... founder of Rinzai sect; in 1244 by Dogen, who founded Soto; and in 1654 by Ingen, founder of the obaku school of Zen. Today the Rinzai sect claims 2,350,000 adherents, Soto 6,750,000, and Obaku about 100,000. "
Soto Japan - - - - 1986 Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986); pg. 291. "The Soto school, the other school [other than Rinzai] of Zen stil active today in Japan, more heavily stresses mokusho Zen and thus also the practice of shikantaza. "
Soto Japan - - - - 1986 Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986); pg. 337. "Soto school (Chin., Ts'ao-tung-tsung; Jap., Soto-shu); with the Rinzai school, one of the two most important schools of Zen in Japan. It belongs to the goke-shichishu and was founded by the great Chinese Ch'an (Zen) master... In the first half of the 13th century, the tradition of the Soto school was brought to Japan from China by the Japanese master Dogen Zenji; there, Soto Zen, along with Rinzai, is one of the two principal transmission lineages of Zen still active today. "
Soto world - - - - 1275 C.E. *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "SOTO: one of the major divisions of ZEN BUDDHISM founded in China by Tung-shan in the ninth century. It teaches the unity of the ABSOLUTE and the RELATIVE EXISTENCE of all observable phenomena. It was introduced to Japan in the thirteenth century by Dgen and is based on the practice of ZAZEN MEDITATION. "
Sought Out Church of God in Christ USA 60 - 4
units
1
country
1949 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Black Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 277. "The Sought Out Church of God in Christ and Spiritual House of Prayer, Inc., was founded in 1947 by Mother Mozella Cook... Membership: Not reported. In 1949 the Church had four congregations and 60 members. "
South Africa General Mission South Africa - - - - 1889 *LINK* web site: "Christian Missions "; web page: "SIM History " (viewed 6 July 1999). "The most recent addition occured in 1998 when AEF (Africa Evangelical Fellowship) merged with SIM. AEF officially began its work in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1889 as the South Africa General Mission under the leadership of Andrew Murray, Mrs. Osborne, Spencer Walton, and George Howe. Starting from urban South Africa, missionary efforts spread into many of the other countries and people groups of southern Africa. "
South Bay Craft Teachers California - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 77. "South Bay Craft Teachers, P.O. box 9336, San Jose, CA 95157... Network of Wiccan teachers in the San Jose/Peninsula/Santa Cruz area; many traditions (Mohsian, Fairy, Dianic, Gardnerian, Celtic, Eclectic, etc.); single gender and mixed groups; classes and Moon circles held separately according to the respective traditions; teachers and their groups join to share Sabbats. "
South Coast Community Church California 3,416 - 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 Newport Beach, CA; pastor Bob Shanks.
South Hills Community Church California 2,300 - 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.; in San Jose, CA; pastor Peter Wilkes.
South Moluccans Indonesia: South Moluccas 1,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Republic of South Moloccus " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "The south Moluccas homeland consists of some 150 islands located in the Banda Sea. Its main islands are Ceram, Ambon and Buru. The South Moluccans are Melanesians and there are about 1 million people who live in the Republic of South Moluccas... Organisations: The South Moluccas is represented in UNPO by the Republic of South Moluccas, the Republik Maluku Seletan (RMS). "
South Moluccans Netherlands 50,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Republic of South Moloccus " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "There are currently 50,000 Moluccans living in the Netherlands. "
South Valley Christian Center California 2,000 - 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 Van Nuys, CA; pastor David Sawkins.
Southeast Conservative Baptists world - - 1,000
units
1
country
1998 *LINK* official web site CBAmerica is the unifying church related ministry of Conservative Baptists in the United States. Over 1,000 churches are affiliated with CBA. It is not considered a denomination but a fellowship or association of local churches.
Southeastern Yearly Meeting Georgia, USA - - 1
unit
- 1967 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Quakers (Friends); pg. 325. "Southeastern Yearly Meeting... In 1967, there were ten congregations, one of which was in Georgia "
Southeastern Yearly Meeting Georgia, USA 445 - 22
units
1
country
1981 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Quakers (Friends); pg. 325. "Southeastern Yearly Meeting... Membership: In 1981 the Meeting reported 445 members and 22 congregations and worship groups. "
Southeastern Yearly Meeting USA 389 - 10
units
1
country
1967 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Quakers (Friends); pg. 325. "Southeastern Yearly Meeting... Gainesville, FL [H.Q.]... is a small body established in 1962 and is composed mostly of Friends who migrated south to Florida. They support a retreat and study center near Orlando, Florida. In 1967, there were ten congregations, one of which was in Georgia, with a membership of 389. Membership is from various Friends' traditions. "
Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association USA - - - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Quakers (Friends); pg. 325. "Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association... Berea, KY [H.Q.]... was formed in 1970 at Crossville, Tennessee. It was established by congregations in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina, some of which had been associated togeter as early as 1940 in the South Central Friends Conference (and later in the Southern Appalachian Association of Friends)... While existing for some years as an independent Meeting, the Southern Appalachian Association has recenlty become a constituent part of the Friends General Conference. Membership: See Friends General Conference (separate entry). "
Southern Baptist Alliance USA - - - - 1989 Leonard, Bill J. God's Last and Only Hope: The Fragmentation of the Southern Baptist Convention. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdman's Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 165, 167. "As the fundamentalist subgroup came to dominate the [Southern Baptist] convention, some moderates turned to a new organization, the Southern Baptist Alliance [subgroup of SBC, not separate denomination], as a means of reasserting what they believed to be the neglected principles of Baptist tradition... "; pg. 167: "By 1989, membership in the SBA had reached 29,000... "
Southern Baptist Convention Alabama 1,313,907 32.52% 3,065
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: 1,049,441. [Listed as 'Southern Baptist Convention.']
Southern Baptist Convention Alaska 28,718 5.22% 59
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': 21,477.
Southern Baptist Convention Arizona 162,887 4.44% 268
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': 127,818.
Southern Baptist Convention Arkansas 617,524 24.99% 1,290
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': 490,106.
Southern Baptist Convention California 504,516 1.70% 1,114
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': 394,600.
Southern Baptist Convention Canada 6,001 - 104
units
- 1990 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 "Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists. " Prob. distinct but associated with US body.
Southern Baptist Convention Canada 7,818 - 134
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 "Southern Baptist, Canadian Convention of ".
Southern Baptist Convention Canada 8,228 - 130
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 Southern Baptists, Canadian Convention of
Southern Baptist Convention Colorado 81,627 2.48% 192
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': 64,265.
Southern Baptist Convention Connecticut 8,925 0.27% 28
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': 7,278.
Southern Baptist Convention Delaware 5,772 0.87% 13
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': 4,621.
Southern Baptist Convention Florida 1,167,850 9.03% 1,741
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': 951,040.
Southern Baptist Convention Georgia, USA 1,582,520 24.43% 3,041
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': 1,249,723.
Southern Baptist Convention Georgia: Coweta County 13,671 25.40% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... In Coweta County... Southern Baptists comprised the largest single segment of the population, with 25.4%, or 13,671 members. "
Southern Baptist Convention Georgia: Fayette County 19,877 31.80% - - 1990 *LINK* Satterthwaite, Sallie. "Census shows thousands involved in churches " on web site: "The Citizen Online " (Fayette County, Georgia, USA newspaper); web page: "The Citizen Church FactFinder " (Dec. 1996 - December 1997). (Viewed online 17 April 1999). "Data from the 1990 U.S. Census indicate that Coweta County's [Georgia, USA] population was 53,853 while Fayette's was 62,415... Fayette County... Southern Baptists made up 31.8% of the total, or 19,877 worshippers. "
Southern Baptist Convention Hawaii 20,331 1.83% 56
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': 16,245.
Southern Baptist Convention Idaho 15,802 1.57% 54
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': 12,017.
Southern Baptist Convention Illinois 292,644 2.56% 917
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': 234,224.
Southern Baptist Convention Illinois: Chicago - - - - 1999 *LINK* Tucker, Earnest. "Students of many faiths to spread PB&J to Uptown " in Chicago Sun-Times, 1 Oct. 1999 (v. online 6 Oct. 1999). "Thompson said his church sees 'this as an alternative, among other things, to the Southern Baptist promise to send 100,000 people to Chicago to save Jews. That kind of intolerance is the first step on the path to hate. "
Southern Baptist Convention Indiana 115,560 2.08% 306
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': 92,174.
Southern Baptist Convention Iowa 13,960 0.50% 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': 11,158.
Southern Baptist Convention Kansas 96,524 3.90% 218
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': 75,511.
Southern Baptist Convention Kentucky 962,945 26.13% 2,266
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': 770,425.
Southern Baptist Convention Louisiana 757,639 17.95% 1,349
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': 583,124.
Southern Baptist Convention Maine 1,754 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': 1,413.
Southern Baptist Convention Maryland 131,627 2.75% 305
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': 105,869.
Southern Baptist Convention Massachusetts 9,978 0.17% 46
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': 8,261.
Southern Baptist Convention Michigan 61,953 0.67% 236
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': 49,133.
Southern Baptist Convention Minnesota 5,218 0.12% 32
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': 4,125.
Southern Baptist Convention Mississippi 869,942 33.81% 1,977
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': 675,738.
Southern Baptist Convention Missouri 789,183 15.42% 1,848
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': 628,341.
Southern Baptist Convention Montana 11,776 1.47% 77
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': 9,138.
Southern Baptist Convention Nebraska 12,175 0.77% 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': 9,412.
Southern Baptist Convention Nevada 27,889 2.32% 74
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': 22,218.
Southern Baptist Convention New Hampshire 2,785 0.25% 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': 2,208.
Southern Baptist Convention New Jersey 10,881 0.14% 48
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': 8,893.
Southern Baptist Convention New Mexico 158,873 10.49% 271
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': 120,807.
Southern Baptist Convention New York 22,917 0.13% 157
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': 18,605.
Southern Baptist Convention North America 14,727,770 - 37,286
units
- 1988 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 55. "...in 1988, 14,727,770 members in 37,286 churches, including a black membership that some estimated reached 300,000. "
Southern Baptist Convention North Carolina 1,446,228 21.82% 3,527
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': 1,176,617.
Southern Baptist Convention North Carolina: New Hanover County - - 40
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site (1998): Wilmington Morning Star (N. Carolina newspaper); Special/Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998 "WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The Census Bureau does not ask questions about religious beliefs or affiliation. Other sources for religion statistics are scattered and not necessarily accurate, making it difficult to measure religious practices. Southern Baptist churches in New Hanover County outnumber other denominations by a wide margin, with at least 40 affiliated churches. The next-largest group is Presbyterian, with 21 congregations in the county. "
Southern Baptist Convention North Dakota 4,470 0.70% 18
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': 3,444.


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