Wesleyan Methodist Church of America

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Denominational Profile

History

Missionary Bands of the World

merged intoWesleyan Methodist Church of America (1843)

merged intoWesleyan Church (1968)

Methodist Episcopal Church

split into  

split into  Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference) (1968)

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 700 675 21,000
1929 771 594 21,980
1935 890 670 26,129
1937 - 696 27,179
1939 - 730 26,720
1942 - 779 28,177
1944 - 820 29,331
1947 - 886 30,362
1950 1,645 961 33,796
1951 1,155 984 34,493
1952 1,258 940 34,213
1953 1,320 971 34,955
1954 1,349 973 35,438
1955 1,385 988 36,000
1956 1,400 1,013 40,200
1957 1,505 1,005 35,924
1958 1,531 1,033 42,644
1959 1,508 1,051 43,392
1960 1,472 1,063 43,835
1961 1,516 1,073 45,336
1962 1,517 1,078 46,169
1963 1,592 1,076 46,873
1964 1,542 1,083 47,683
1965 1,600 1,085 48,326
1966 1,743 1,171 49,593

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]