Liberty Baptist Fellowship

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Denominational Profile


The Liberty Baptist Fellowship is an association of fundamentalist Baptist churches and ministers that emerged out of the congregation and television ministry initiated by independent Baptist minister Jerry Falwell and the college and seminary he founded.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1983 374 267 130,000
1987 - 510 200,000
1990 3,500 600 180,000
1992 110 100 -

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]

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