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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Wesleyan Church Arkansas 273 0.01% 4
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': 130. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church California 14,542 0.05% 44
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': 6,370. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Canada - - 81
units
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 216-217. "Wesleyan Church... Membership: In 1987... There were 81 congregations and 149 ministers in Canada. "
Wesleyan Church Canada 5,232 - 72
units
- 1992 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 244-247. Table 1: Canadian Current Statistics. (# of adherents is from table's "inclusive membership " column, not the sometimes smaller "full communicant or confirmed members " col.) Listed in table as "Wesleyan Church of Canada. "
Wesleyan Church Canada 5,256 - 82
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 "Wesleyan Church of Canada. "
Wesleyan Church Canada 5,374 - 82
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 Wesleyan Church of Canada
Wesleyan Church Colorado 2,080 0.06% 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': 877. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Connecticut 165 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': 70. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Delaware 2,703 0.41% 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': 1,149. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Florida 7,014 0.05% 41
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': 2,498. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Georgia, USA 1,895 0.03% 27
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': 1,028. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Idaho 455 0.05% 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': 99. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Illinois 4,204 0.04% 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': 1,385. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Indiana 34,025 0.61% 238
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': 12,483. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Iowa 5,615 0.20% 25
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': 2,712. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Kansas 6,806 0.27% 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': 2,573. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Kentucky 2,946 0.08% 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': 1,609. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Louisiana 885 0.02% 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': 322. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Maine 1,562 0.13% 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': 541. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Maryland 5,682 0.12% 34
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': 1,575. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Massachusetts 232 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': 76. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Michigan 39,404 0.42% 142
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': 12,026. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Minnesota 1,542 0.04% 14
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': 700. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Mississippi 295 0.01% 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': 160. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Missouri 2,402 0.05% 16
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': 802. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Montana 1,099 0.14% 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': 325. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Nebraska 1,790 0.11% 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': 679. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Nevada 168 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': 45. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church New Hampshire 30 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': 03. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church New Jersey 2,147 0.03% 16
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': 753. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church New Mexico 75 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': 19. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church New York 19,704 0.11% 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': 6,253. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church North America - - 1,795
units
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 216-217. "Wesleyan Church... Membership: In 1987 the church reported 110,241 members, 1714 churches... in the U.S. There were 81 congregations and 149 ministers in Canada. "
Wesleyan Church North America 115,975 - 1,790
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. 249. "The Wesleyan Church... From a total constituency of 250,000, there are 115,975 members in 1,790 churches in the North American General Conference, with areas of greatest strength in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and North Carolina. "
Wesleyan Church North America 119,406 - 1,684
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Wesleyan Church North America - - 1,700
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site of the Wesleyan Church; web page: "Who are the Wesleyans? " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999) "There are currently about 3,300 Wesleyan churches in over 40 nations worldwide. In the United States and Canada alone, there are over 1,700 local congregations. "
Wesleyan Church North Carolina 22,866 0.34% 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': 15,417. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church North Carolina: New Hanover County - - 1
unit
- 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]; Listed in table as "Wesleyan "
Wesleyan Church North Dakota 530 0.08% 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': 233. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Ohio 13,549 0.12% 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': 5,757. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Oklahoma 3,634 0.12% 14
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': 1,186. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Oregon 1,030 0.04% 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': 420. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Pennsylvania 12,496 0.11% 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': 5,488. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church South Carolina 7,676 0.22% 68
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': 4,135. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church South Dakota 5,543 0.80% 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': 1,808. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Tennessee 1,078 0.02% 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': 438. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Texas 892 0.01% 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': 329. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Texas 329 0.00% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from MEMBERS column ( "Members " in this study includes only communicant, confirmed members with full membership status), not the more inclusive "adherents " column.
Wesleyan Church Texas 892 0.01% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from ADHERENT column ( "Adherents " defined as all members, incl. regular participants not considered as communicant.), not the more restrictive "member " column.
Wesleyan Church Tonga 90 - - - 1887 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989); pg. 42. "In February 1887 the remaining Wesleyans [i.e. European-based Methodists] in Tonga -- now numbering a mere 90 -- were removed to Fiji. The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, as the secessionist body bacame known, remains the largest denomination in Tonga today... "
Wesleyan Church Tonga 4,000 - - - 1925 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989); pg. 46. "A completely successful healing of the breach [between the foreign-based Wesleyan Church and the Tonga-based Free Wesleyan Church] required the goodwill and cooperation of the President of the Free Church, the long-serving and now aged Rev. Jabez B. Watkin... Watkin's death in early 1925 more or less ended the matter. [Queen] Salote had won only a partial victory. 4000 Tongans still held out against the idea of reconciliation. "
Wesleyan Church Tonga - - - - 1925 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989); pg. 46. "Neither [Queen] Salote's good intentions nor her husband's advice, however, enabled them to overcome the most significant challenge to her reign. This was the attempt to reunite Tonga's Methodists, separated by the rivalries of 1885 into two churches, the parent (but smaller) Wesleyan Church and the Tonga-based Free Wesleyan Church. "
Wesleyan Church USA 15,000 - - - 1778 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 11. "The American Revolution almost wrecked the young church... By 1778, seven of eight Wesleyan missionaries had to flee to England, leaving the embryo church of 15,000 members to the missionary Francis Asbury. "
Wesleyan Church USA 110,241 - 1,714
units
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 216-217. "Membership: In 1987 the church reported 110,241 members, 1714 churches... in the U.S. "
Wesleyan Church USA 259,740 - 1,657
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church USA 58,000 - - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 15-17. Table 1-2: Self-Described Adherence of U.S. Adult Population 1990. Phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by Graduate School of City U. of New York.
Wesleyan Church USA 114,174 - 1,612
units
- 1992 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 "Wesleyan Church (USA). "
Wesleyan Church USA 115,867 - 1,624
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. "
Wesleyan Church USA 115,867 - 1,624
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. Listed as "Wesleyan Church (USA) ".
Wesleyan Church USA 119,117 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Religions and Health Care " by Fr. J Mahoney, M.Div.; web page: "Membership Reported " (viewed 20 Feb. 1999); [Orig. source: J. Gordon Melton. Encyclopedia of American Religions, 6th edition, copyright 1999, Gale Publishing] Table: "Membership Reported "; 3 key columns: "Religious Group ", "Year ", "Membership " (which always specifies location, whether U.S., North America, or Total]; listed in table as "The Wesleyan Church "
Wesleyan Church USA 119,107 - 1,578
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 Wesleyan Church, The
Wesleyan Church Vermont 74 0.01% 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': 52. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Virginia 12,476 0.20% 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': 5,236. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church Washington 671 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': 230. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']
Wesleyan Church West Virginia 2,175 0.12% 34
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': 784. [Listed as 'The Wesleyan Church.']


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