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Southern Baptist Convention USA 10,395,000 - - - 1963 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Southern Baptists: "Beginning 1951, incl. membership in Alaska &, beg. 1954, in Hawaii. Excludes membership of Baptist Missionary Assoc. beg. 1925; incl. prior to that time. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 10,601,000 - - - 1964 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Southern Baptists: "Beginning 1951, incl. membership in Alaska &, beg. 1954, in Hawaii. Excludes membership of Baptist Missionary Assoc. beg. 1925; incl. prior to that time. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 10,772,000 - - - 1965 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Southern Baptists: "Beginning 1951, incl. membership in Alaska &, beg. 1954, in Hawaii. Excludes membership of Baptist Missionary Assoc. beg. 1925; incl. prior to that time. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 11,000,000 - - - 1965 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1990]; pg. 160. "Under 11 million in 1965, the Southern Baptists numbered nearly 15 million twenty years later. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 10,949,000 - - - 1966 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Southern Baptists: "Beginning 1951, incl. membership in Alaska &, beg. 1954, in Hawaii. Excludes membership of Baptist Missionary Assoc. beg. 1925; incl. prior to that time. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 11,142,000 - - - 1967 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Southern Baptists: "Beginning 1951, incl. membership in Alaska &, beg. 1954, in Hawaii. Excludes membership of Baptist Missionary Assoc. beg. 1925; incl. prior to that time. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 11,000,000 - - - 1967 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 216. "In 1967 the [Southern Baptist Convention], with more than 11 million members, surpassed in total membership its longtime rival, the Methodists. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 11,332,000 - - - 1968 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Southern Baptists: "Beginning 1951, incl. membership in Alaska &, beg. 1954, in Hawaii. Excludes membership of Baptist Missionary Assoc. beg. 1925; incl. prior to that time. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 11,489,000 - - - 1969 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Southern Baptists: "Beginning 1951, incl. membership in Alaska &, beg. 1954, in Hawaii. Excludes membership of Baptist Missionary Assoc. beg. 1925; incl. prior to that time. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 11,629,000 - - - 1970 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Southern Baptists: "Beginning 1951, incl. membership in Alaska &, beg. 1954, in Hawaii. Excludes membership of Baptist Missionary Assoc. beg. 1925; incl. prior to that time. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 11,600,000 - - - 1970 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Nontraditional Religions Growing Among Americans " in Salt Lake Tribune (Nov. 14, 1998). "In comparison, the largest of the Protestant fundamentalist denominations, the Southern Baptist Convention, grew 34% to 15.6 million by 1995, up from 11.6 million in 1970. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA - 7.00% - - 1971 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 149. Figure 5.3: "Adherents per 1,000 Population for Methodist Episcopal Church and Southern Baptist Convention, 1890-1986 "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 13,000,000 - - - 1976 Flake, Carole. Redemptorama Culure, Politics and the New Evangelicalism; Garden City, NY: Anchor Press (1984) ; pg. 3. "1976... Southern Baptists alone accounted for over 13 million souls. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 14,185,454 - - - 1983 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994). [Source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1984, 1991.]; pg. 186. "Table 6.3: Recent Growth & Decline of Protestant Church Membership " [Inclusive membership. Shows 1983 and 1991 membership, and percent change] +6% growth in U.S. between 1983 & 1991.
Southern Baptist Convention USA - 7.00% - - 1984 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988). [Orig. source: a 1984 Gallup survey of the adult population in the U.S., made available to the author.]; pg. 120. "the 7 percent [of public] claims involvement in world hunger ministries is comparable to the 7 percent of the general public that lists membership in the nation's largest Protestant denomination (the Southern Baptist Convention)... "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,000,000 - - - 1985 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1990]; pg. 160. "Under 11 million in 1965, the Southern Baptists numbered nearly 15 million twenty years later. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 14,000,000 - - - 1986 Barnhart, Joe Edward. The Southern Baptist Holy War. Austin, Texas: Texas Monthly Press (1986); pg. 164. "Today, Southern Baptists are more than fourteen million strong, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA - 7.40% - - 1986 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 149. Figure 5.3: "Adherents per 1,000 Population for Methodist Episcopal Church and Southern Baptist Convention, 1890-1986 "
Southern Baptist Convention 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. 172. "After a decade of tension, certain trends had become apparent. Statistical growth in baptisms, church membership, and the organization of new congregations showed either minimal increases or obvious declines. Local churches were experiencing significant conflict and division. Baptist state conventions were showing the strain of factionalism in their own ranks... "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 18,923,084 - 37,893
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,000,000 - - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 292. "The Southern Baptist Convention is a national organization comprised of 15 million current adult members--twice the number than in 1950. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,000,000 - - - 1990 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 278. "With 15 million members, the fundamentalist Southern Baptists have become the largest Protestant denomination [in the U.S.]. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,232,347 - 36,168
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 "Southern Baptist Convention. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,038,409 - - - 1991 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994). [Source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1984, 1991.]; pg. 186. "Table 6.3: Recent Growth & Decline of Protestant Church Membership " [Inclusive membership. Shows 1983 and 1991 membership, and percent change] +6% growth in U.S. between 1983 & 1991.
Southern Baptist Convention USA - 9.00% - - 1992 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "What specific denomination is that? (asked of Protestants) "; [this figure is percentage of U.S. total population]
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,365,489 - 38,458
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- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Southern Baptist Convention USA 14,900,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 36-37. map. Headquarters: Nashville, Tennessee
Southern Baptist Convention USA - 10.00% - - 1993 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "What specific denomination is that? (asked of Protestants) "; [this figure is percentage of U.S. total population]
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,600,000 - - - 1994 Reeves, Thomas C. Twentieth Century America: A Brief History. New York: Oxford University Press (2000); pg. 284. "In 1994, 15.6 million Southern Baptists comprised the largest Protestant denomination in the country. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA - 10.00% - - 1994 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "What specific denomination is that? (asked of Protestants) "; [this figure is percentage of U.S. total population]
Southern Baptist Convention USA 16,600,000 - - - 1995 Johnson, Paul. A History of the American People; New York: Haprer Collins (1997). [Orig. source: Bedell, K. B. (ed.) "Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches 1996 " (Nashville 1996)]; pg. 969. "By contrast, the Roman Catholics, who had been America's biggest single denomination since 1890, numbered over 60 million in the mid-1990s, the Southern Baptists 16.6 million, and the Mormons 4.1 million. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,600,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Nontraditional Religions Growing Among Americans " in Salt Lake Tribune (Nov. 14, 1998). "In comparison, the largest of the Protestant fundamentalist denominations, the Southern Baptist Convention, grew 34% to 15.6 million by 1995, up from 11.6 million in 1970. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA - - - - 1995 Swain, Carol M. The New White Nationalism in America; Its Challenge to Integration. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2002); pg. 388. "Significant progress, however, has occurred in recent years. In 1995, the Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution condemning its past pattern of racism and active involvement in slavery and the Jim Crow system. Increasingly, white southern ministers and church-affiliated organizations now verbally reject racism from some of the same pulpits once used to castigate civil rights activists. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,663,296 - 40,039
units
- 1995 *LINK* web site for Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches (accessed 1998); [Orig. source: Source: Kenneth B. Bedell, editor, Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, annual.] Table: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches: U.S. Religious Bodies with more than 60,000 Members "; "...prepared for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census... for the 1997 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA - 10.00% - - 1995 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "What specific denomination is that? (asked of Protestants) "; [this figure is percentage of U.S. total population]
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,663,296 - 40,039
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.
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,000,000 - - - 1996 Magida, Arthur J. (ed). How to be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing (1996); pg. 40. "Today, the two largest Baptist denominations are the Southern Baptist Convention and the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A. Inc. The former has more than 15 million members... "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,300,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Statistics of Muslims in the USA and around the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] Table: "USA by denomination in millions " [for 1996]
Southern Baptist Convention USA - 8.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "What specific denomination is that? (asked of Protestants) "; [this figure is percentage of U.S. total population]
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,891,514 - 40,887
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. 692. 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 Baptist Convention
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,691,964 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998). [Original source: 1998 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches]; pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Christian Denominations in the US "; Rank: #2
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,891,514 - 40,887
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 "
Southern Baptist Convention USA - - 40,000
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Way of Life "; web page: "INDEPENDENT BAPTIST MISSIONARIES OUTNUMBER SOUTHERN BAPTIST "; (Dec. 1998); [source: May 14, 1998 (David W. Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, 1701 Harns Rd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277) - An article in the April 15, 1998, issue of the Baptist Bible Tribune entitled "Leading in Missions "] "There are roughly 40,000 Southern Baptist congregations, whereas the number of independent Baptist churches is roughly 10,000. In spite of this, research has shown that among independent Baptists there is one missionary for every 2.3 churches, whereas in the SBC, there is one missionary for every 11.5 churches. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA - - - - 1999 *LINK* Lieblich, Julia. "Southern Baptists chastised over tactics: Efforts to convert Hindus and Jews called offensive " in Deseret News, 30 Oct. 1999 (v. online). "The [Southern Baptist] denomination enraged Hindu leaders... this week when it released a booklet urging Southern Baptists to pray for Hindus on their major festival, Divali. Last month, it published a booklet aimed at Jews... An earlier book addressed Muslims... But some Christian critics say it's possible to share the Gospel's 'good news' without pummeling the listener. The Southern Baptists, they charge, offend members of other faiths with campaigns designed to make headlines as much as win converts... Even a former head of the convention's International Mission Board, Keith Parks, calls the Southern Baptists' proselytizing campaign abrasive. Emory University law professor John Witte Jr., who directed a three-year project on proselytizing, believes that groups like the Southern Baptists should more closely monitor their own missionary activities ?beginning with a decision not to target religious groups... "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,900,000 - 41,000
units
- 1999 *LINK* Ostling, Richard (AP). "Jewish Leader Says Rift With Southern Baptists Widens " in Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Oct. 1999 (v. online 3 Oct. 99). "Official relations between Judaism and America's largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, are the worst they have been in decades, a Jewish leader says... Rabbi A. James Rudin, the interreligious affairs director of the American Jewish Committee... recently, Jewish leaders were angered when the Baptist foreign mission board issued a guide asking church members to pray for conversion of Jews to Christianity during this month's High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah... [There are] 15.9 million Southern Baptists [in] 41,000 congregations... Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League... in a letter to the Rev. Paige Patterson of Wake Forest, N.C., president of the Southern Baptist Convention... said such efforts invite 'theological hatred' of the sort that characterized Europe for centuries and prepared the way for the Nazi Holocaust. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,800,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Spartos, Carlos. "Practical Piety: A Guide for the Perplexed " in Village Voice (New York), Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 1999; (viewed online, 29 Jan. 1999) "Southern Baptist Convention... Membership: U.S.: 15.8 million "
Southern Baptist Convention USA 15,729,356 - - - 1999 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher (compiler). "World View: Largest U.S. Churches " in Salt Lake Tribune (26 Feb 2000) [Original source: Religion News Service] "The Roman Catholic Church, Southern Baptist Convention and United Methodist Church remain the nation's largest church bodies, reports the new edition of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The membership totals for the top three denominations are reported as follows: Roman Catholic Church, 62,018,436; Southern Baptist Convention, 15,729,356; United Methodist Church, 8,400,000. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA - - - - 1999 *LINK* Tucker, Ernest. "Memberships are stabilizing, says council of churches " in Chicago Sun Times (18 Feb 2000) "Both the Southern Baptist Convention and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) had slight membership declines last year. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA - except South - - 14
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- 1940 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 183. "At the start of World War II, only 14 Southern aptist churches had been in existence outside the South. By 1960 there were nearly 700 churches outside the South with a total membership of 175,000. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA - except South 175,000 - 700
units
- 1960 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 183. "At the start of World War II, only 14 Southern aptist churches had been in existence outside the South. By 1960 there were nearly 700 churches outside the South with a total membership of 175,000. "
Southern Baptist Convention USA - gay and lesbian - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 31. "A History of Lesbian and Gay Ordination... The Roman Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention still do not ordain women as clergy. The Southern Baptists have expelled from the denomination churches who advocate for lesbian and gay liberation... "
Southern Baptist Convention Utah 14,227 0.83% 52
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': 10,012.
Southern Baptist Convention Vermont 860 0.15% 12
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 683.
Southern Baptist Convention Virginia 742,860 12.01% 1,515
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': 599,996.
Southern Baptist Convention Washington 60,307 1.24% 188
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': 47,374.
Southern Baptist Convention Washington, D.C. 17,597 2.90% 29
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Southern Baptist Convention West Virginia 43,161 2.41% 135
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': 35,121.
Southern Baptist Convention Wisconsin 10,782 0.22% 58
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': 8,530.
Southern Baptist Convention world - - 4,126
units
- 1845 Armstrong, O.K. & Marjorie Armstrong. The Baptists in America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1979) [revised 2nd edition; originally published in 1967 under the title The Indomitable Baptists]; pg. 331-332. "...Southern Baptist Convention... With its major interest in encouraging the founding of new churches, this agency reported that in 1964 the 4,126 Baptist churches existing in 1845, the year of the founding of the Convention, grew to 27,634 in 1921 and to 33,388 at the Jubilee year [1964]... "
Southern Baptist Convention world 351,951 - - - 1845 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "In 1845 there had been 351,951 members, of whom 130,000 were black; by 1890, 1,235,908 members, all white... "
Southern Baptist Convention world 1,105,214 - - - 1890 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 720. "By 1890 the convention[Souther Baptist] reported 1,101,714 members. Small foreign mission fields in West Africa, China, Japan, Brazil, and Mexico added about 3,500 more. "
Southern Baptist Convention world 1,235,908 - - - 1890 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "In 1845 there had been 351,951 members, of whom 130,000 were black; by 1890, 1,235,908 members, all white... "
Southern Baptist Convention world - - 27,634
units
- 1921 Armstrong, O.K. & Marjorie Armstrong. The Baptists in America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1979) [revised 2nd edition; originally published in 1967 under the title The Indomitable Baptists]; pg. 331-332. "...Southern Baptist Convention... With its major interest in encouraging the founding of new churches, this agency reported that in 1964 the 4,126 Baptist churches existing in 1845, the year of the founding of the Convention, grew to 27,634 in 1921 and to 33,388 at the Jubilee year [1964]... "
Southern Baptist Convention world - - 33,388
units
- 1964 Armstrong, O.K. & Marjorie Armstrong. The Baptists in America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1979) [revised 2nd edition; originally published in 1967 under the title The Indomitable Baptists]; pg. 331-332. "...Southern Baptist Convention... With its major interest in encouraging the founding of new churches, this agency reported that in 1964 the 4,126 Baptist churches existing in 1845, the year of the founding of the Convention, grew to 27,634 in 1921 and to 33,388 at the Jubilee year [1964]... "
Southern Baptist Convention world - - 35,000
units
- 1979 Armstrong, O.K. & Marjorie Armstrong. The Baptists in America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1979) [revised 2nd edition; originally published in 1967 under the title The Indomitable Baptists]; pg. 332. "Total number of churches affiliated with the SBC reached 35,000 in 1979, with a value in property of $7,605,192,513... "


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