Seventh Day Baptists (German)

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Seventh Day Baptists (German) began with the work of Johann Beissel, who founded a sabbatarian community at Ephrata, Pennsylvania, in 1764. In 1800, a society was organized.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 4 3 175
1929 1 3 175
1935 4 3 500
1937 - 3 500
1940 - 2 108
1942 - 2 125
1951 4 3 150

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]