Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches

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Denominational Profile

History

Old Order Amish Mennonite Church

split into  Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches (1927)

 

The Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches started when Bishop Moses Beachy refused to pronounce the ban against some former Old Order Amish members.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1956 90 28 2,677
1957 79 26 2,380
1958 64 22 2,071
1959 66 25 2,217
1960 76 27 2,542
1961 85 29 2,562
1962 97 31 2,969
1963 - 33 2,773
1964 101 36 2,753
1965 99 37 3,117
1966 139 47 3,689
1967 131 46 3,465
1969 144 55 3,977
1971 163 62 4,069
1972 163 62 4,069
1973 178 62 3,699
1974 107 72 4,297
1977 220 72 4,297
1978 200 75 4,762
1979 184 77 4,846
1980 184 79 5,338
1981 241 79 5,460
1983 241 81 5,338
1984 241 81 5,338
1985 278 83 5,862
1986 271 83 5,862
1987 328 97 6,524
1989 376 99 6,872
1992 323 95 6,968
1996 425 138 8,399
1997 381 114 7,853
2000 453 153 9,205
2003 565 185 10,773
2005 594 207 11,487
2006 594 207 11,487
2008 291 211 12,062
2009 293 201 11,611

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]