Congregational Methodist Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Methodist Episcopal Church, South

split into  Congregational Methodist Church (1852)

continuedCongregational Methodist Church

   

split into  First Congregational Methodist Church of the U.S.A. (1941)

The Congregational Methodist Church was founded in 1852 by members in Georgia who protested the episcopal structure of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 487 357 21,050
1935 184 174 10,189
1937 - 244 15,428
1940 - 275 16,508
1941 - 175 16,163
1945 - 155 10,693
1949 198 160 11,189
1953 262 190 12,448
1957 308 223 14,274

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]