Holiness Methodist Church

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Denominational Profile

History

 

Holiness Methodist Church (1920)

merged intoEvangelical Church of North America (1969)

The Holiness Methodist Church was a result of the "holiness" revival movement that swept the United States in general and Methodism in particular during the late 1800s. In 1969 it joined the Evangelical Church of North America as its North Central Conference.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 6 7 542
1937 - 7 641
1940 - 8 632
1942 - 7 578
1950 74 27 650
1951 40 35 650
1953 30 24 675
1954 33 27 725
1955 38 28 825
1956 40 32 825
1957 49 27 900
1958 40 27 900
1959 31 30 1,000
1960 32 26 800
1961 32 27 1,060
1962 38 26 900
1963 35 27 1,000
1965 35 23 1,000

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]