Colored Methodist Episcopal Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Methodist Episcopal Church, South

split into  Colored Methodist Episcopal Church (1870)

renamed toChristian Methodist Episcopal Church (1954)

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 2,659 3,572 342,001
1929 2,081 3,666 347,911
1931 - - 325,484
1933 - 4,132 367,823
1935 3,400 4,248 374,440
1937 - 4,258 333,600
1940 - 4,000 365,000
1942 - 4,200 380,000
1944 - 4,400 382,000
1946 - 4,300 381,000
1951 1,631 2,469 392,167

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]