General Six-Principle Baptists

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Notes

The General Six-Principle Baptists, one of the earliest of Baptist organizations in America, was founded in 1653 in Rhode Island. It draws its name from Hebrews 6:1-2.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 8 8 400
1929 8 8 400
1935 8 8 800
1940 - 3 130
1942 - 4 302
1944 - 3 280
1954 - 3 280
1955 5 5 324
1956 8 5 320
1957 10 6 323
1958 11 5 317
1959 8 2 58
1960 8 - -
1961 4 4 258
1963 3 3 129
1964 3 3 127
1965 3 3 125
1967 5 5 190
1969 8 8 308
1970 7 7 175

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]