Reformed Methodist Union Episcopal Church

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Denominational Profile

History

African Methodist Episcopal Church

split into  Reformed Methodist Union Episcopal Church (1885)

 

The Reformed Methodist Union Episcopal Church is a predominantly black church founded in 1885 by former members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 48 25 2,272
1929 51 27 1,904
1935 51 27 1,904
1936 - 22 1,025
1937 - 27 -
1940 - 65 4,000
1942 - 43 3,000
1950 33 37 7,035
1951 45 40 11,000
1952 42 39 16,000
1954 37 33 11,000
1964 26 21 16,000
1965 31 21 16,198
1968 60 60 5,000
1969 60 60 5,000
1970 21 20 5,000
1974 22 18 2,192
1976 26 17 3,800
1983 33 18 3,800

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]