Evangelical Mennonite Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Defenseless Mennonite Church

renamed toEvangelical Mennonite Church (1948)

renamed toFellowship of Evangelical Churches

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1950 18 20 1,823
1950 24 20 1,907
1952 20 21 1,964
1953 24 21 2,062
1954 27 22 2,088
1955 24 22 2,182
1956 25 20 2,210
1957 28 19 2,269
1958 30 21 2,301
1959 29 22 2,303
1960 39 22 2,349
1961 40 22 2,457
1962 38 22 2,445
1963 39 21 2,448
1964 42 21 2,531
1965 46 21 2,516
1968 67 20 3,285
1972 37 20 3,136
1973 42 20 3,131
1974 45 20 3,123
1976 43 21 3,310
1977 40 21 3,630
1978 37 21 3,634
1979 48 21 3,704
1980 49 22 3,762
1981 53 23 3,753
1982 58 24 3,832
1983 59 24 3,857
1984 50 24 3,908
1985 55 25 3,813
1987 66 25 3,841
1988 64 26 3,879
1989 62 26 3,888
1990 52 26 4,026
1991 51 26 3,958
1992 58 27 4,130
1993 62 29 4,228
1995 93 30 4,201
1997 78 30 4,348
1998 66 32 4,511
2000 68 33 4,929
2001 73 34 5,278

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]