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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Bengali Bangladesh: Chittagong Hill Tracts 473,288 48.57% - - 1991 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Chittagong Hill Tracts " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "The total population of the CHT, in 1991 census, was 974,445 of which 51.43% were indigenous Jumma people and 48.57% were non-indigenous Bengalis "
Bengali Bangladesh: Chittagong Hill Tracts - 48.57% - - 1997 *LINK* Gamming, Jenny. They have a flag-but no country " in Swedish Expressen, 17 Aug. 1997. (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site. Translated by SSF/Goran Hansson. "Today 48.57% of the population in Chittagong Hill Tracts are Bengalis. "
Bengali India: West Bengal 68,000,000 - - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 110. "1991 census puts the pop. of Bengal at just over 174 million. The greatest number of Bengalis are found in Bangladesh (106 million), with the remainder living in the Indian state of West Bengal (68 million). " [This is an ethnic/cultural group, NOT a distinct religion.]
Bengali world 205,000,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 110. "Bengali: Location: Bangladesh (Bengal region); India (state of West Bengal and other northeastern states); Population: 205 million (estimate, including expatriates); Language: Bengali; Religion: Islam; Hinduism "; "Bengalis are the inhabitants of Bengal in the northeastern part of the South Asian subcontinent... "; "1991 census puts the pop. of Bengal at just over 174 million... The current pop. of Bengalis, adjusted for growth since 1991 and including the nonresident communities, is estimated to be around 205 million "; "Bengalis, though unified by a common language and culture, are divided by religion. Over 60% of Bengalis, most living in Bangladesh, are Muslim. Even in Hindu India, more than 20% of West Bengal's population is Muslim... " [NOTE: This statistic is of ethnic/cultural affiliation, not a distinct religion.]
Berber world - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 2). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 247. "Berber is the name given to the inhabitants of North Africa, principally the natinoals of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauretania and, to some extent, Libya. The term distinguishes them from the Arabs, from whom they differ in language, customs and appearance... The Berbers shouls not be confused with Arabs, despite the fact that the Berbers are Moslems and speak Arabic in addition to their own language. But they stubbornly retain certain characteristics which go back to their ancient traditions. The most striking of these characteristics is their treatment of, and attitude towards, women. Women go unveiled, take an active part in affairs... "
Berean Fundamental Church California 660 0.00% 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 319. [Listed as 'Berean Fundamental Church.']
Berean Fundamental Church Canada - - 1
unit
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 58. "Currently there are 54 churches in 8 states--California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming, & Nebraska--and 1 in Manitoba, Canada. Total membership numbers close to 4,000. "
Berean Fundamental Church Canada - - 1
unit
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Berean Fundamental Church Colorado 233 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': 129. [Listed as 'Berean Fundamental Church.']
Berean Fundamental Church Kansas 350 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': 140. [Listed as 'Berean Fundamental Church.']
Berean Fundamental Church Minnesota 151 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': 59. [Listed as 'Berean Fundamental Church.']
Berean Fundamental Church Nebraska 3,567 0.23% 30
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': 1,841. [Listed as 'Berean Fundamental Church.']
Berean Fundamental Church Oregon 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': 30. [Listed as 'Berean Fundamental Church.']
Berean Fundamental Church South Dakota 151 0.02% 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': 70. [Listed as 'Berean Fundamental Church.']
Berean Fundamental Church USA 5,457 - 47
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Berean Fundamental Church.']
Berean Fundamental Church USA - - 53
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. 58. "Currently there are 54 churches in 8 states--California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming, & Nebraska--and 1 in Manitoba, Canada. Total membership numbers close to 4,000. "
Berean Fundamental Church USA 2,768 - 51
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 table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Berean Fundamental Church. "
Berean Fundamental Church USA - - 51
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "51 churches in 8 states... and one in Manitoba, Canada... Total membership numbers close to 3,000. "
Berean Fundamental Church world 4,000 - 54
units
2
countries
1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 58. "Currently there are 54 churches in 8 states--California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming, & Nebraska--and 1 in Manitoba, Canada. Total membership numbers close to 4,000. "
Berean Fundamental Church world 3,000 - 52
units
2
countries
1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Berean Fundamental Church Wyoming 315 0.07% 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': 138. [Listed as 'Berean Fundamental Church.']
Bergthaler Church in Saskatchewan Canada 682 - 6
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " "CANADA: Bergthaler Church in Saskatchewan; Members: 682; Congregations: 6 "; [This is a distinct church from the separately listed 'La Crete Bergthaler Mennonite Church']
Bergthaler Mennonite Church Bolivia 130 - - - 1990 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " BOLIVIA... Bergthaler Mennonitengemeinde... Members (1990): 130+/-
Bergthaler Mennonite Church Canada 370 - 3
units
- 1994 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " "CANADA... La Crete Bergthaler Mennonite Church; Members (1994): 370+/-; Congregations: 3 "; [This is a distinct church from the separately listed 'Bergthaler Church in Saskatchewan']
Bergthaler Mennonite Church Paraguay 842 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " PARAGUAY... Bergthaler Mennonitengemeinde; Members: 842
Bergthaler Mennonite Church world 972 - - 2
countries
1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " BOLIVIA... Bergthaler Mennonitengemeinde... Members (1990): 130+/-?PARAGUAY... Bergthaler Mennonitengemeinde; Members: 842
Beri Sudan - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Beriberi-Manga Niger - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Bermuda Baptist Fellowship Bermuda 336 - 4
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 "
Bete Cote d'Ivoire - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Beth-El Mennonite Church Pennsylvania: Mifflin County - - 1
unit
- 1980 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 282, 288. "...Mifflin County in central Pennsylvania. This region encompasses Kishacoquillas Valley..., which has in it 12 Amish-related groups. All originated in whole or in part among the Amish who came to this region from southeastern Pennsylvania as early as 1791... The Beth-El Mennonite church, organized in 1973 with J. Ellroze Hartzler as its leader, consists of several families that withdrew from the long-established Allensville Mennonite congregation. These families were not pleased with the modernizing trends they saw in the congregation and built a separate meeting house... They emphasize the wearing of plain clothin--black stockings and cape dresses among women; plain, collarless coats and no neckties among men--and are not affiliated with any conference body. "
Bethany Community Church Arizona 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 Tempe, AZ; pastor Michael Tucker.
Bethany World Prayer Center Louisiana 4,200 - 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 Baker, LA; pastor Larry Stockstill.
Bethel Ministerial Association USA - - 35
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 263. "...approximately 35 associated churches in the U.S... "
Bethel Ministerial Association USA 3,500 - 15
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. 43. "There are 3,500 members in 15 churches, 57 ordained clergy, and five Sunday schools with an entrollment of 530. "
Bethel Ministerial Association USA 5,000 - 18
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Bethel Ministerial Association world - - 155
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Apostolic Pentecostals; pg. 263. "Bethel Ministerial Association... Evansville, IN [H.Q.]... a fellowship of ministers founded in 1934 by... Albert Franklin Varnell... Membership: In 1988, the association had 120 ministers, missionaries, evangelists, and administrators as members. There are approximately 35 associated churches in the U.S. and more than 120 churches in other lands. "
Bethel Temple Alaska - - 1
unit
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: White Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 245. "Bethel Temple... 8 congregations, 7 in the state of Washington and 1 in Alaska... "
Bethel Temple Netherlands - - 10
units
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: White Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 245. "The Bethel Temple... There are also 10 congregations in Holland... "
Bethel Temple USA 300 - 8
units
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: White Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 245. "Bethel Temple... 8 congregations, 7 in the state of Washington and 1 in Alaska... In 1987 there were approximately 300 members in 8 congregations in the United States. "
Bethel Temple Washington - - 7
units
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: White Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 245. "Bethel Temple... 8 congregations, 7 in the state of Washington and 1 in Alaska... "
Bethel Temple world - - - 4
countries
1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: White Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 245. "The Bethel Temple was formed in 1914 as the first Pentecostal congregation in the state of Washington... Loosely affiliated with the temple are 8 congregations, 7 in the state of Washington and 1 in Alaska. There are also 10 congregations in Holland and missions are conducted in Japan and Indonesia... In 1987 there were approximately 300 members in 8 congregations in the United States. "
Bethesda Churches Australia 414 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
Beti Cameroon - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Bhadrayaniya Buddhism world - - - - -230 B.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. 129. "The Hinayana enumerates the traditions of 18 schools that developed out of the original community... the Vatsiputriyas (also called Pudgalavadins) separated themselves from the Sthaviras around 240 B.C.E. The Vatsiputriya had 4 subdivisions: Dharmottariya, Bhadrayaniya, Sammatiya, and Sannagarika (or Sandagiriya). "
Bhakti Hinduism India - - - - 1633 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. 153. "Caitanya (1486 - 1533)... This view inspired a religious movement of Bhakti Hinduism, which swept over eastern India in the century or so after his death, and which is a vital force in the religious life of the country today. "
Bhakti Hinduism world - - - - 1981 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. 98. "Bhakti Hinduism. The complex popular Hinduism of later times as distinguished from the priestly Vedic Hinduism of the Aryans. In contrast to the Vedic emphasis on sacrificial rituals and transcendental knowledge, Bhakti Hinduism centers around devotion to personal deities and includes a variety of non-Vedic practices. "; Pg. 101: "Once Bhakti Hinduism was established, it remained the dominant factor in Indian religious life... Ramakrishna, the 19th century Bengal saint and devotee of Kali, and A.C. Bhaktivedanta, founder of a contemporary international movement of devotion to Krishna, are evidence that the spark has not died out. "
Bharatiya General Conference Mennonite Kalisiya India 9,987 - 23
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Asia/Pacific: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " INDIA: Bharatiya General Conference Mennonite Kalisiya... Members: 9,987; Congregations: 23
Bharatiya Jukta Christa Prachar Mandali India 4,566 - 48
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Asia/Pacific: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " INDIA... Bharatiya Jukta Christa Prachar Mandali... Members: 4,566; Congregations: 48
Bhil religion India 7,146,934 - - - 1981 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 114-115. "Bhils: Location: India (Southern Rajasthan and bordering areas of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra states); Population: 7,367,973 (1981 census); Religion: Tribal religions (97%); Hinduism "; "The name Bhil identifies various ethnic communities inhabiting the hills and forests of southern Rajasthan and neighboring areas of western India... "; Pg. 115: "Small numbers of Bhils have convert to Islam. Others have adopted Christianity as the result of the efforts of Christian missionaries during the 19th and early 20th centuries. However, census returns show that 97% of the Bhils follow tribal religions. "
Bhote Bhutan 954,154 50.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 1,908,307 (July 1998 est.); note: other estimates range as low as 600,000... Ethnic groups: Bhote 50%, ethnic Nepalese 35%, indigenous or migrant tribes 15%
Bible Baptist New Zealand - - - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Bible Baptist New Zealand - 0.00% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Bible Baptist New Zealand 192 0.01% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); web page: Minor Churches (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level.
Bible Baptist Philippines: Ilocos Norte 46 0.01% - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "Province of Ilocos Norte Home Page " "Table 3: HOUSEHOLD POPULATION BY RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION IN ILOCOS NORTE 1990 "; "Ilocos Norte had a pop. of 461,661 in 1990 " [table lists # of households & percentage. Adherent numbers here are based on % of total pop.]
Bible Brethren Pennsylvania - - 1
unit
- 1948 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 313. "The Bible Brethren was formed in 1948 by a small group... "
Bible Brethren Pennsylvania - - 3
units
- 1954 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 313. "A third congregation of Bible Brethren formed in 1954 at Locust Grove Chapel, near Abbotstown, York County, Pennsylvania. "
Bible Brethren Pennsylvania 100 - 2
units
- 1979 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 313. "Bible Brethren... Membership: In 1979 there were approx. 100 members of the Bible Brethren in two congregations. "
Bible Brethren world - - 1
unit
1
country
1948 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Brethren; pg. 313. "The Bible Brethren was formed in 1948 by a small group who withdrew from the Lower Cumberland (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania) congregation of the Church of the Brethren. Clair H. Alspaugh (1903-1969)... led the group that assumed a traditional Brethren posture... The original group constructed a church building... "
Bible Brethren world - - 3
units
- 1954 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 313. "A third congregation of Bible Brethren formed in 1954 at Locust Grove Chapel, near Abbotstown, York County, Pennsylvania. "
Bible Brethren world - - 3
units
- 1970 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 313. "Christ's Ambassadors traces its origin to a dispute in 1968 within the Dunkard Brethren congregation in Lititz, Pennsylvania... The small group affiliated with the Bible Brethren congregation at Campbelltown, Pennsylvania, in 1970. "
Bible Brethren world - - 2
units
- 1974 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 313. "Christ's Ambassadors traces its origin to a dispute in 1968 within the Dunkard Brethren congregation in Lititz, Pennsylvania... The small group affiliated with the Bible Brethren congregation at Campbelltown, Pennsylvania, in 1970. However, four years later Beidler led the entire congregation to withdraw from the Bible Brethren and formed Christ's Ambassadors. "
Bible Brethren world 100 - 2
units
- 1979 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 313. "Bible Brethren... Membership: In 1979 there were approx. 100 members of the Bible Brethren in two congregations. "
Bible Christian Church Canada 1,000 - - - 1844 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: British Methodism; pg. 199. "Bible Christians began in England... In 1831 the Connection sent two missionaries to Canada to work among Cornish immigrants: John Hicks Eynon to Upper Canada and Francis Metherall to Prince Edward Island. From these small beginnings the church grew rapidly. There were over 1000 members at the first district meeting in 1844. "
Bible Christian Church Canada 7,398 - - - 1884 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: British Methodism; pg. 199. "The Methodist Church, Canada (1884-1925) was formed by a merger of the Methodist Church of Canada with 3 smaller Methodist bodies... Membership: At the time of their merger in 1884, the four uniting churches reported as follows: Methodist Church in Canada, 128,644 members; Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada, 25,671 members; Primitive Methodist Church, 8,090 members; Bible Christian Church, 7,398. "


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