Hungarian Reformed Church in America

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Denominational Profile

History

Free Magyar Reformed Church in America

renamed toHungarian Reformed Church in America (1958)

 

The Hungarian Reformed Church in America was founded in 1922 by Hungarian congregations that did not follow the majority into a merger with the Reformed Church in the United States. They reorganized as the Free Magyar Reformed Church in America, taking the present name in 1958.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1957 25 32 10,000
1958 33 38 10,000
1959 36 40 11,110
1968 33 27 12,000
1969 34 27 11,250
1974 36 28 11,679
1975 36 28 11,679
1978 39 29 10,500
1982 43 31 11,000
1988 26 31 12,500
1989 32 27 9,780
1998 30 27 6,000
2001 30 27 6,000

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]