National Spiritual Alliance of the U.S.A.

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The National Spiritual Alliance of the U.S.A. was formed in 1913 by the Rev. G. Tabor Thompson, previously a medium with the New England Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association, and an advocate of belief in reincarnation, an opinion at variance with the National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC).

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 120 230 2,650
1937 - 247 2,727
1940 - 255 4,570
1942 - 264 5,380
1944 - 267 5,487
1950 56 39 1,040
1951 58 40 2,157
1952 35 20 1,000
1953 37 21 1,010
1954 44 26 1,050
1955 37 30 2,873
1956 42 32 3,005
1957 49 32 3,050
1958 55 32 3,085
1959 58 33 3,145
1960 60 34 3,185
1961 65 34 3,205
1962 68 32 3,208
1963 68 32 3,204
1964 68 30 3,180
1966 68 28 3,162
1967 51 30 3,212
1968 52 32 3,225
1969 54 31 3,230
1970 - 34 3,230
1971 - 34 3,230

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]