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United Holiness Church of North America USA - - - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: Glenn Griffith Movement; pg. 228. "United Holiness Church of North America; Cedar Springs, MI [H.Q.]... was formed in 1955 by conservatives within the Free Methodist Church at a camp meeting at Carson City, Michigan. Headquarters are at the Bible College at Cedar. It resembles its parent body, but is more strict in its standards of holiness. The Church cooperates with the Interdenominatinoal Holiness Convention. Membership: Not reported. "
United Holy Church of America USA 50,000 - 470
units
- 1970 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
United Holy Church of America world 50,000 - 470
units
1
country
1970 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
United Holy Church of America world 50,000 - 470
units
- 1970 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 245. "United Holy Church of America, Inc... A pentecostal church organized at Method, North Carolina, in a meeting held by Isaac Cheshier in 1886, this body was successively called Holy Church of North Carolina, Holy Church of North Carolina and Virginia, and finally, in 1918, United Holy Church of America, Inc... There were 50,000 members in 470 churches in 1970. "
United Holy Church of America world 50,000 - 470
units
- 1970 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. "United Holy Church of America... Chillum, MD [H.Q.]... was formed as the outgrowth of a holiness revival conducted by the Rev. Isaac Cheshier at Method, North Carolina [near Raleight), in 1886. In 1900, the group became known as the Holy Church of North Carolina (and as growth dictated, the Holy Church of North Carolina and Virginia). In the early twentieth century, the church became Pentecostal and adopted a theology like the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee). The present name was chosen in 1916. Membership: Not reported. In 1970 there were approximately 50,000 members in 470 churches and over 400 ministers. "
United House of Prayer for All People USA - - - - 1960 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 108. "Bishop Charles Emmanuel Grace founded the United House of Prayer for All People... When Daddy Grace died in 1960, he had... churches and followers in most major cities... continues with United Houses of Prayer in many urban centers, though... its influence has diminished. "
United House of Prayer for All People USA 4,000,000 - - - 1974 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Black Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 277-278. "United House of Prayer for All People... Washington, D.C. [H.Q.]... Sweet Daddy race, as BishopMarcelino Manoel de Graca (1884-1960) was affectionately known by his followers, was born in 1884 on Brava, Cape Verde Islands... He founded the United House of Prayer for All People, which in the 1930s and 1940s was one of the most famous religious groups in the black community... Membership: Not reported. In 1974 Bishop McCollough claimed 4,000,000 members. There were four congregations in Washington, D.C., and others throughout the nation. "
United House of Prayer for All People Washington, D.C. - - 4
units
- 1974 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 278. "In 1974... There were four congregations in Washington, D.C... "
United House of Prayer for All People world 6,000,000 - - - 1960 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 1065. "At the time of Daddy Grace's deathon 12 January 1960, the newspapers reported the membership of the House of Prayer as from 3 to 6 million; but Marvin A. Eisengart doubts that there were more than 25,000 regular members. "
United House of Prayer for All People world 3,500,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* "USA: 2,000 people baptised by fire hose " in DAWN Fridayfax 1998 #3 [source: United House of Prayer for All People] The elders of "The United House of Prayer for All People ", a Pentecostal denomination with some 3.5 million members, have introduced a new and possibly very American form of baptism.
United House of Prayer for All People - active world 25,000 - - - 1960 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 1065. "At the time of Daddy Grace's deathon 12 January 1960, the newspapers reported the membership of the House of Prayer as from 3 to 6 million; but Marvin A. Eisengart doubts that there were more than 25,000 regular members. "
United Klans of America Alabama - - - - 1990 Lang, Susan S. Extremist Groups in America. New York: Franklin Watts (1990); pg. 48-49. "There are more than a dozen splinter [KKK] organizations. The major ones are as follows: The United Klans of America (UKA), based in Tuscoloosa, Alabama. "
United Klans of America USA 1,500 - - - 1990 Lang, Susan S. Extremist Groups in America. New York: Franklin Watts (1990); pg. 48-49. "There are more than a dozen splinter [KKK] organizations. The major ones are as follows: The United Klans of America (UKA), based in Tuscoloosa, Alabama. Claiming 1,500 members and considered the most violent Klan faction, the UKA is led by Imperial Wizard Robert Shelton, who strongly believes in keeping its 'kalvertn' (unit) secret. The group earned notoriety, however, when nineteen-year-old Michael Donald was beaten and lynched in 1981. Althoguh two UKA men were convicted for [the] murder in 1983, his mother was determined to prove further that 'Michael did no wrong.' With the Southern Poverty Law Center representing her, Beulah May Donald filed a civil suit against the entire organization... The all-white jury [awarded] $7 million damages in 1987... Since cash was unavailable, Donald's family recieved the Klan's only significant asset: its deed to the United Klans' national headquarters... helped break up the assets and power of one of the largest factions... "
United Lodge of Theosophists world 1,200 - 23
units
- 1992 Sellon, Emily B. & Renee Weber. "Theosophy and the Theosophical Society " in Modern Esoteric Spirituality (vol. 21 of "World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest "), edited by Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman. New York, NY: Crossroad (1992); pg. 318. "The United Lodge of Theosophists has about twelve hundred associates and almost two dozen lodges worldwide. "
United Lutheran Church in America New York: Buffalo 14,347 - 15
units
- 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997). [Orig. source: 1926 U.S. govt. census from Bureau of the Census, 1930, vol. 1]; pg. 8. "Table 31. Number of churches, membership [incl. children]... 1926 "; Reports prepared by pastors/boards of elders. Listed in table as United Lutheran Church in America under subheading "Lutherans ".
United Lutheran Church in America North America 1,714,945 - 4,065
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 804. "The largest integrated body of Lutherans in the U.S. and Canada... The United Lutheran Church is composed of 32 synods, having 3606 ordained pastors, 4065 congregations, and 1,714,945 members. "
United Lutheran Church in America USA 1,714,945 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 458. "These 3 groups, however, all heirs of the Muhlenberg tradition, merged in 1918 to become the United Lutheran Church in America... this thoroughly Americanized body of 3,606 pastors and 1,714,945 members... "
United Lutheran Church in America USA 1,800,000 - - - 1946 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 18. Pg. 14: "At the close of World War II... "; Pg. 18: "The other largest Protestant denominations [after Methodist Church, SBC, Presbyterian] were the Episcopal church, with 2.1 million members; the United Lutheran Church in America, with 1.8 million members; and the Disciples of Christ, with 1.7 million members. "
United Lutheran Church in America USA 2,243,946 - - - 1957 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 42. "the United Lutheran Church, with 2,243,946 United States-baptized members... "
United Lutheran Church in America USA 2,400,000 - - - 1959 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 181. "Approx. membership in the U.S.: United Lutheran Church of America, 2,400,000; Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1,100,000; Augustana, 600,000; American Lutheran Church, 920,000; Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 2,200,000. "
United Lutheran Church in America USA 2,500,000 - 4,600
units
- 1962 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 143. "...the United Lutheran Church brought a total of almost 2.5 million members, in 4,600 congregations, into the 1962 merger [which formed the Lutheran Church in America] "
United Lutheran Church in America world 1,714,945 - 4,065
units
2
countries
1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 804. "The largest integrated body of Lutherans in the U.S. and Canada... The United Lutheran Church is composed of 32 synods, having 3606 ordained pastors, 4065 congregations, and 1,714,945 members. "
United Methodist Church Alabama 332,029 8.22% 1,472
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: 264,968. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Alaska 4,956 0.90% 26
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': 3,712. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Arizona 59,504 1.62% 113
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': 47,008. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Arkansas 197,402 7.99% 788
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': 156,962. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church California 266,306 0.89% 735
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': 210,395. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Colorado 91,310 2.77% 222
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': 72,042. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Connecticut 56,372 1.71% 134
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': 46,214. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Delaware 61,091 9.17% 169
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': 49,118. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Florida 462,174 3.57% 849
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': 380,963. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Georgia, USA 530,076 8.18% 1,659
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': 418,835. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Georgia: Coweta County 5,410 10.00% - - 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... United Methodists made up 10%, or 5,410 members... "
United Methodist Church Georgia: Fayette County 6,526 10.70% - - 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 data reported... The Methodists numbered 6,526, or 10.7%. "
United Methodist Church Hawaii 8,348 0.75% 31
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': 6,677. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Idaho 20,979 2.08% 66
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': 16,008. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Illinois 440,681 3.86% 1,480
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': 351,260. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Indiana 343,930 6.20% 1,373
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': 272,999. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Iowa 272,098 9.83% 887
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': 216,489. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Kansas 238,029 9.61% 757
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': 187,473. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Kentucky 227,143 6.16% 1,060
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': 182,302. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Louisiana 172,676 4.09% 576
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': 133,256. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Maine 36,164 2.95% 193
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': 29,043. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Maryland 310,008 6.48% 979
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': 250,056. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Massachusetts 71,858 1.19% 246
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': 58,929. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Michigan 252,129 2.71% 938
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': 199,321. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Minnesota 142,771 3.26% 426
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': 112,200. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Mississippi 240,325 9.34% 1,270
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': 186,445. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Missouri 255,111 4.99% 1,004
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': 203,787. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Montana 19,461 2.44% 95
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': 15,186. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Nebraska 145,248 9.20% 428
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': 114,289. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Nevada 8,529 0.71% 29
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': 6,835. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church New Hampshire 19,328 1.74% 101
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': 15,469. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church New Jersey 166,502 2.15% 583
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 134,996. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church New Mexico 54,664 3.61% 121
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': 41,920. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church New York 466,586 2.59% 1,478
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': 376,410. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church North Carolina 605,362 9.13% 1,983
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': 491,742. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church North Carolina: New Hanover County - - 10
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site (1998): Wilmington Morning Star (N. Carolina newspaper); Special/Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998 "in New Hanover County... This list of active religious groups is based primarily on Southern Bell's Yellow Pages and the Morning Star's weekly list of worship services " [List of churches & # of congregations]
United Methodist Church North Dakota 23,850 3.73% 139
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': 18,781. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Ohio 656,107 6.05% 2,181
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': 521,445. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Oklahoma 326,294 10.37% 681
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': 258,209. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Oregon 42,209 1.49% 177
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': 33,607. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Pennsylvania 722,871 6.08% 2,568
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': 588,732. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']
United Methodist Church Puerto Rico 14,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total pop.: 3,200,000. Protestants 12%. Community 400000. Membership 168,000. Denominations 26. Largest: Pentecostals (7) 67,000 members; United Methodists 14,000; Baptists (2) 15,000; Disciples of Christ 11,000; CMA 5,000. Evangelicals 8% of population.
United Methodist Church Rhode Island 9,425 0.94% 26
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': 7,748. [Listed as 'United Methodist Church.']


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