Old German Baptist Brethren Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Church of the Brethren

split into  Old German Baptist Brethren Church (1881)

 

The Old German Baptist Brethren Church was founded in 1881 as a split from the Church of the Brethren. It represents the conservative wing in the Brethren movement.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 208 62 3,260
1929 200 65 3,300
1935 180 63 3,000
1936 - 62 3,271
1950 185 55 3,722
1951 196 55 4,000
1952 182 48 4,000
1953 187 31 -
1955 124 55 3,953
1956 127 56 3,805
1957 119 57 3,881
1958 129 57 4,092
1959 119 56 4,002
1960 111 56 4,073
1961 127 54 4,110
1962 129 53 4,160
1963 126 52 4,105
1965 130 54 4,225
1975 - 56 4,810
1978 221 50 4,898
1979 223 53 4,987
1980 226 53 5,092
1981 228 52 5,203
1982 236 52 4,254
1988 288 55 5,497
1989 236 55 5,434
1990 233 55 5,439
1991 242 55 5,475
1992 244 56 5,477
1993 246 57 5,535
1994 248 58 5,622
1995 - 57 5,832
1997 - 57 5,832
1998 253 57 5,966
1999 254 55 6,050
2000 257 54 6,084
2001 259 55 6,205
2003 266 55 6,285
2004 268 54 6,420
2005 273 55 6,429
2006 273 56 6,377
2007 277 56 6,229
2008 277 56 6,149
2009 190 46 3,748

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]